Support for Collaborative Open Publishing
Rebus Community is an initiative of the Rebus Foundation, a Canadian registered charity. We support a model of publishing that is collaborative, efficient, and open. Our activities include:
- The Rebus Guide to Publishing Open Textbooks (So Far): A step-by-step guide to creating open textbooks in a collaborative way.
- The Textbook Success Program: A professional development package for creators of open educational resources
- Open Publishing Software: A project home for your open textbook. Share news, find contributors, publish books.
To use Rebus Community’s platform for your open textbook project, create a free account and set up a project page. Next, populate your space with topics relevant to your team, post a call for participation in the Contributor Marketplace, and check out Help & Questions to access the experienced minds of the greater OER community. All of the above activities are free and open.Start now
Thank you so much for sending the book out into the open! I just cannot thank Apurva and Zoe and all the Rebus community for all the help and support you provided throughout this process. It has been by far and away the very best publishing experience I've ever had in my 20+ year career.
You can't imagine the pride that my students and I feel knowing that our initial work was the seed that led to the emergence of what will be such a game-changing text. There is nothing in my career I feel prouder of being a part of than the Open Anthology of Earlier American Literature, and I am so grateful to the current editors and team at Rebus for taking our small idea and growing it so beautifully: What a wonderful example of the open community at work!
Rebus Community has been central to our ability to have worldwide participation in our textbook project. As well they had the ability to find reviewers for us that we would not have been able to find through our own channels. Their role has been crucial to the ongoing success of our project.
If you want your open access material to be more than just a resource for your specific class, then the Textbook Success Program will give you the skills to move beyond your classroom. Some of the material seems daunting but the end result of our efforts will now be much better after going through this program. Also, all open access texts will benefit from the higher quality of material that this program promotes. The cross-disciplinary nature of our cohort helped make us realize that we are all in this together to improve education.
The Textbook Success Program is a fantastic way for individuals and teams to learn about the process of creating, sharing, and improving instructional materials. Information about book-production and distribution is helpful to both novice and experienced writers, editors, adopters, and adapters of educational resources. Thanks for sharing a collaborative community of educational practice with us!
Recent Office Hours
This is the audio transcript of the pre-recorded session “From OER Learner to Leader” during the Open Education Conference 2021 (#OpenEd21). Watch the recording on YouTube and join in the conversation on Twitter! Speakers Monica Brown Apurva Ashok Transcript Monica: Hi, everyone! Thank you so much for joining us today. My name is Monica BrownKeep reading "Transcript: From OER Learner to Leader"Read On
This is the audio transcript of the pre-recorded session “OER Discover and Remix: How to find and create the right blend of OER for your classroom” during the Open Education Global 2021 Conference (#OEGlobal21). Watch the recording on YouTube and join in the discussion on OEG Connect or Twitter! Speakers Monica Brown Amy Song TranscriptKeep reading "Transcript: OER Discovery and Remix"Read On
Watch the video recording of this Office Hours session, or keep reading for a full transcript. The chat transcript is also available, for those interested in reading the conversation that took place amongst participants and seeing resources shared. Note: If anyone would prefer to not be associated with their comments in either of these transcripts,Keep reading "August Office Hours: Talking to Students about Open Licenses"Read On