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”
Category: Textbook Success Program
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”
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!”
Surprise, surprise! What we learned while writing The Rebus Guide
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!
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!”
A Guide to Making Open Textbooks With Students Wins 2018 Open Education Consortium Award for Excellence
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”