From the beginning, Rebus Community has always been dedicated to building a model for open publishing with collaboration and inclusivity at its core to serve the open education field’s needs while highlighting the community’s values. The following Guides represent years of collaboration and conversations, and a wide range of collective knowledge and experience within the Open Community.
Beyond the Horizon: Broadening Our Understanding of OER Efficacy is a concise yet comprehensive resource designed to provide insight into the current state of research and reporting on Open Educational Resources (OER) efficacy. This guide explores existing frameworks, delves into key themes and gaps, and highlights emerging opportunities in the realm of OER efficacy.
Making Ripples: A Guidebook to Challenge Status Quo in OER Creation is a self-guided resource designed to expand your understanding of inequities in the educational systems through breaking down the work into smaller pieces with opportunities for you to reflect, identify strategies for action, and locate resources and community members to connect with. The purpose of this guide is to explore strategies for you as OER creators to incorporate equitable practices into your workflows.
The Rebus Guide to Publishing Open Textbooks (So Far) is a living repository of collective knowledge, written to equip all those who want to publish open textbooks with the resources they need. The goal of this guide is very simply to help you create quality OER, build a community around it, and in doing so, to make a positive impact in the world.
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A Guide to Making Open Textbooks with Students (winner of the 2018 Open Education Award for Excellence) is a handbook for faculty interested in practicing open pedagogy by involving students in the making of OER.