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News and updates about the Rebus Community, including open textbook projects, events and announcements, new initiatives, and software releases.

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”

Rebus Community Awarded Grant from The Hewlett Foundation

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The Rebus Foundation is pleased to announce a new funding award of US $300,000 from The Hewlett Foundation to support initiatives at the Rebus Community. We are grateful for the Education team at Hewlett’s continued investment and belief in Rebus’ mission to make knowledge freely available in the pursuit of equity, understanding, and the commonKeep reading “Rebus Community Awarded Grant from The Hewlett Foundation”

Transforming Humanities Texts: Join the Team!

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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!”

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