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!”
Category: open textbook projects
Release Announcement: Community Psychology Practice
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
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
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”
Virtual Launch Event: CUNY OER Teacher Education (TEd) Hub!
Join the Teacher Educators as OER Storytellers session at the 2021 Open Ed Conference for the official launch of this new OER! The event will take place on October 21 at 5pm ET and is open to all. Logo of the CUNY TEd OER Hub, licensed CC BY-NC-SA. The CUNY TEd OER Hub is aKeep reading “Virtual Launch Event: CUNY OER Teacher Education (TEd) Hub!”
Transforming Humanities Texts: Join the Team!
This project is part of the February 2021 Textbook Success Program cohort. Transforming Humanities Texts is a new project designed by Dr. Mary Isbell to bring open pedagogy into conversation with scholarly editing to support courses in disciplines including philosophy, literature, history, music, religion, and cultural studies. Her goal is to encourage rigorous (also, authentic and enjoyable) reading experiences for studentsKeep reading “Transforming Humanities Texts: Join the Team!”
Writing and Publishing in Digital Environments: Now Inviting Contributors Across Disciplines!
Are you a college instructor who helps students learn how to write or design for the web? Help us build an interdisciplinary open textbook that will serve as a vital resource for students! We are currently seeking short section contributions for the textbook, Writing and Publishing in Digital Environments. This project is part of theKeep reading “Writing and Publishing in Digital Environments: Now Inviting Contributors Across Disciplines!”
So Far, So Good! (The Rebus Guide v2.0)
Just under a year ago, we announced the initial release of The Rebus Guide to Publishing Open Textbooks (So Far). The book represents over two years of collective knowledge about making OER, gathered from the many minds and hands of project leads, contributors, and others within the Rebus Community. We are now pleased to shareKeep reading “So Far, So Good! (The Rebus Guide v2.0)”
A Shared Belief in Publishing Openly
Rebus Community is in many ways a perfect bridge between publishing, education, academia, and knowledge exchange—a collective effort that makes a tangible difference in people’s lives. As Publishing Liaison, my role is to provide support and guidance to those working on open textbook projects. The specifics vary from team to team, but the through lineKeep reading “A Shared Belief in Publishing Openly”
Intro to Philosophy Welcomes Two New Editors!
The Introduction to Philosophy series blazes along, and represents a great example of what can happen when a community comes together around open textbook creation. To join the momentum, get involved as an author or reviewer, or join the project to add your expertise as a copyeditor or proofer, to help with formatting and design,Keep reading “Intro to Philosophy Welcomes Two New Editors!”