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”
Category: Rebus Community
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
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
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”
Rebus Community Software: Update
Earlier this month, we embarked on a series of software related changes to simplify and improve the user experience on the Rebus Community forum. We’re pleased to announce that these changes are now complete! We’ve simplified our web presence so you can now visit rebus.community as a one-stop hub to get all the latest newsKeep reading “Rebus Community Software: Update”
Launching The OER Starter Kit for Program Managers!
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
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”
Looking back in 2021 with Monica Brown
We are sad to announce that Monica Brown will be stepping away from her role as Assistant Program Manager at Rebus Community. Monica joined Rebus in April 2021, and has made tremendous contributions to Rebus during her time here. We’re so grateful for all Monica has accomplished this year — keep reading to learn more!Keep reading “Looking back in 2021 with Monica Brown”
Rebus Community Awarded Grant from The Hewlett Foundation
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”
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!”