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Surprise, surprise! What we learned while writing The Rebus Guide

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As anyone who has contributed to the creation of open educational resources can tell you, there are often many surprises along the way! Here we share those that came up for us in the making of The Rebus Guide to Publishing Open Textbooks (So Far), but we also want to hear back from you. WhatKeep reading “Surprise, surprise! What we learned while writing The Rebus Guide”

Collaborate & Create: Announcing the New Rebus Community Guide!

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After two years of collaboration, thirty projects undertaken, and a dozen open textbooks released, we are thrilled to announce the publication of The Rebus Guide to Publishing Open Textbooks (So Far). The book-in-progress is the result of innumerable conversations and exchanges within the Rebus Community, and represents a wide range of collective knowledge and experience.Keep reading “Collaborate & Create: Announcing the New Rebus Community Guide!”

In the market for new course materials? Don’t forget about these great resources!

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There are some great openly licensed open textbook resources supported by Rebus that are available for classroom use! Keep reading to see whether any of these resources would be a good fit for your upcoming course. If you are planning on adopting or adapting any of these open textbooks, please let us know! Are you orKeep reading “In the market for new course materials? Don’t forget about these great resources!”

Introducing Rebus Projects: A Custom Project Management Tool for Open Textbook Creators

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We are very excited to unveil Rebus Projects, new web-based software that we think will be a better way to manage open textbook/OER publishing projects, and gather and organize contributors and collaborators. The platform is currently in beta (meaning it’s still in development! And there will be bugs!), and your feedback will be critical toKeep reading “Introducing Rebus Projects: A Custom Project Management Tool for Open Textbook Creators”

A Guide to Making Open Textbooks With Students Wins 2018 Open Education Consortium Award for Excellence

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We just found out that the Guide to Making Open Textbooks With Students that Rebus Community released last summer has won the 2018 Open Education Awards for Excellence in the Open Textbook category. This resource could not have come together without contributors Robin DeRosa, Rajiv Jhangiani, Timothy Robbins, David Squires, Julie Ward, Anna Andrzejewski, SamaraKeep reading “A Guide to Making Open Textbooks With Students Wins 2018 Open Education Consortium Award for Excellence”

Peer Review Working Group & Office Hours Recap

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At the Rebus Community, we see peer review as a critical part of publishing open textbooks. In particular, it plays an important role in encouraging adoptions – both by assuring those looking to adopt a book that the material is of high quality, and also by building an engaged pool of reviewers who are themselvesKeep reading “Peer Review Working Group & Office Hours Recap”

Next Office Hours: Peer Review for Open Textbooks 

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Open Textbook Network & Rebus Community Host Office Hours Wednesday, March 29, 10 a.m. PST / 1 p.m. EST Guest Speakers: Karen Lauritsen, Open Textbook Network; Daniel Williamson, OpenStax; Jon Udell, Hypothes.is; Deb Quentel, CALI; and Hugh McGuire, Rebus Foundation What should peer review look like for open textbooks? Guest speakers Karen Lauritsen of Open TextbookKeep reading “Next Office Hours: Peer Review for Open Textbooks “

Office Hours Video: Recruiting Open Textbook Authors

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In our February Office Hours session, we talked about Recruiting Authors for Open Textbooks with guest speakers Kevin Ahern, Oregon State University; Karen Bjork, Portland State University; Caitie Finlayson, University of Mary Washington; and Amy Hofer, Open Oregon. Guests included both faculty authors and open textbook program managers. The conversation covered tenure, promotion, stipends andKeep reading “Office Hours Video: Recruiting Open Textbook Authors”

Next Office Hours: Recruiting Authors for Open Textbooks

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Recruiting Authors for Open Textbooks Feb. 22, 11 a.m. PST Guest Speakers: Kevin Ahern, Oregon State University; Karen Bjork, Portland State University; Caitie Finlayson, University of Mary Washington; and Amy Hofer, Open Oregon In this Office Hours session hosted by Open Textbook Network and Rebus Community, we’ll talk about recruiting authors to create open textbooks.Keep reading “Next Office Hours: Recruiting Authors for Open Textbooks”

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