Tag: open textbooks

Paying OER Contributors (Office Hours Summary)

Learning Rebus Community

“Money, Money, Money: Paying OER Contributors,” a co-presentation with Open Textbook Network featured three people who have been able to pay OER contributors at their institutions. The process and sources of funding OER creation projects was discussed. This month, we were joined by Karen Pikula (Minnesota State OER Faculty Development Coordinator); Dawn Lowe-Wincentsen (Director ofKeep reading “Paying OER Contributors (Office Hours Summary)”

Reports: Media Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Learning Rebus Community

This is the first in a series of reports filed by Donna Langille, a practicum student who joined us for the spring of 2019. We’ll be releasing each chapter as a blog post weekly. Find the complete text at Rebus Community Reports. Read Media Innovation & Entrepreneurship edited by Michelle Ferrier & Elizabeth Mays AnKeep reading “Reports: Media Innovation & Entrepreneurship”

Starting an Open Textbook (Office Hours Summary)

Learning Rebus Community

“Starting an Open Textbook,” a co-presentation with Open Textbook Network, featured team leads from a variety of open textbook projects. They spoke about the challenges they’ve overcome and the successes they’ve achieved. By learning from their experience, we can improve workflows for open textbook development in the future.  This month, we were joined by KarenKeep reading “Starting an Open Textbook (Office Hours Summary)”

More than a Button: Getting Open Textbooks into Print. (Office Hours Summary)

News Rebus Community

More than a Button: Getting Open Textbooks into Print, a co-presentation with Open Textbook Network (OTN), was a great success! Guests spoke from a variety of perspectives, helping us learn more about print-on-demand (PoD) services for open textbooks. PoD sounds straightforward enough, but as we got deeper into the topic we discovered so many complications—fromKeep reading “More than a Button: Getting Open Textbooks into Print. (Office Hours Summary)”

Opening up LGBTQ discourse with a compelling textbook project

Open Movement Rebus Foundation

During June, some parts of the world recognize Pride Month, celebrating sexuality and gender diversity, as well as the importance of individual self-expression. In other parts of the world, however, governments and societies have moved to limit rights, protections, and respect for people who do not identify as heteronormative. Being open about identity is notKeep reading “Opening up LGBTQ discourse with a compelling textbook project”

Making books to build communities, building communities to make books.

News OER philosophy

Brewster Kahle, of the Internet Archive, gave a talk back in 2004 titled, “Universal Access to All Human Knowledge,” arguing that new web technologies could help realize a world in which all knowledge would be available to anyone for free. Brewster’s vision was a core inspiration for the past decade and a half of myKeep reading “Making books to build communities, building communities to make books.”

Open Ed Week 2019

Uncategorized

We have been deeply engaged in the development of the Rebus Community platform and in writing the documentation that accompanies it, and we’re very excited for the opportunity to share that work as part of Open Ed Week 2019. Join us in celebrating OER from March 4th to 8th—a great chance to meet new people,Keep reading “Open Ed Week 2019”

January Office Hours Recap & Video: Adapting Open Textbooks

Office Hours

Are you a faculty, staff member, or librarian hoping to adapt an Open Textbook? This month’s Office Hours session on adapting open textbooks will help! Watch the video recording, or read a summary below. In January’s Office Hours event from Open Textbook Network and Rebus Community, faculty and staff who have adapted open textbooks discussedKeep reading “January Office Hours Recap & Video: Adapting Open Textbooks”

Stay up to date!