One of the pilot open textbook projects the Rebus Community is supporting is Media Innovation & Entrepreneurship, designed to be used in media entrepreneurship courses or other journalism, mass communication or media courses in which media entrepreneurship is taught.
Each “chapter” of the book will be a module that can accompany a week’s lesson in a 15-week course. The work will be designed to be used as a whole, or as standalone modules.
We’ve been reaching out to chapter contributors for the past month or so, and are now only five chapters away from having every chapter in this open textbook project spoken for. Can you fill, or help us find someone to fill, the last major holes?
The final topics in need of a chapter author are:
- Project Management Skills & Technologies
- Human-centered Design
- Competitive Analysis
- UX/UI Testing and Iterating
After these chapters are claimed, we’ll be looking for professionals to contribute sidebars with firsthand experience and faculty to contribute classroom activities. A future edition will also include companion resources for instructors.
Dr. Michelle Ferrier of Ohio University is the lead author on the project, with assistance from Rebus’ own Liz Mays, who is also a faculty associate at Arizona State University.
The project is planned for beta release and student use and testing in August 2017.