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A Change of Leadership at Rebus

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We’re delighted to announce that Apurva Ashok has been appointed as the new Executive Director (ED) of The Rebus Foundation. Former ED, Hugh McGuire, remains on the Board of Directors. Apurva joined the Rebus team in 2017, and immediately had an impact on our work, helping with the publication 30 OER while completing her MastersKeep reading “A Change of Leadership at Rebus”

Curtain Call: Office Hours with OEN & Rebus

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After 59 sessions with 145+ speakers and 1300+ attendees, we are sad to say goodbye to OER Office Hours. Since 2017, Rebus Community and Open Education Network have collaborated to co-host free, monthly webinars to discuss varied approaches to OER training, initiatives, and open publishing in various discipline areas. Office Hours has been a spaceKeep reading “Curtain Call: Office Hours with OEN & Rebus”

Rebus Facilitates OER that Make Students Feel Seen

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The open publishing projects we support not only enhance the educational experiences of students, they also help students feel seen and supported on a personal level. One such project is a university-level LGBTQ+ studies textbook entitled Introduction to LGBTQ+ Studies: A Cross-Disciplinary Approach.  Deb Amory, a cultural anthropologist and professor at SUNY Empire State College,Keep reading “Rebus Facilitates OER that Make Students Feel Seen”

Launching The OER Starter Kit for Program Managers!

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We are pleased to announce the publication of a new resource for faculty and staff interested in starting or leading OER efforts at their institutions: The OER Starter Kit for Program Managers! Following The OER Starter Kit, which supports those new to Open Education who want to learn more about OER, The OER Starter KitKeep reading “Launching The OER Starter Kit for Program Managers!”

Release Announcement: Community Psychology Practice

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This project was part of the May 2020 Textbook Success Program cohort.  Community isn’t just geographic space, although it certainly can be. Like the concept of “home” it can be emotional, or both geographic and emotional. There are virtual communities, communities of people who similarly identify based on several facets and find a safe spaceKeep reading “Release Announcement: Community Psychology Practice”

Release Announcement: Aesthetic Theory and Practice

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I am excited to announce the publication of the open textbook, Introduction to Philosophy: Aesthetic Theory and Practice, edited by Valery Vino. Aesthetic Theory and Practice features fresh perspectives on canonical and emerging topics, and also calls attention to a number of culturally sensitive, significant issues that are customarily neglected in introductions to philosophical aesthetics. Keep reading “Release Announcement: Aesthetic Theory and Practice”

Release Announcement: Introduction to Epistemology

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I am delighted to announce the release of the fifth book in the Introduction to Philosophy open textbook series: Introduction to Epistemology, edited by Brian C. Barnett (St. John Fisher College and the State University of New York at Geneseo). Introduction to Epistemology engages first-time philosophy readers on a guided tour through the core concepts,Keep reading “Release Announcement: Introduction to Epistemology”

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