At Rebus, we think one of the best ways to produce open textbooks is by involving students in the process.
That’s why we’re really excited about the handbook we have in development, A Guide to Making Open Textbooks With Students. The book is designed to help faculty find or create projects involving students in the creation of open textbooks or open resources.
The guide will contain:
- an overview of open pedagogy – what it is, why it’s valuable, learning objectives and outcomes
- resources and assignments for faculty wanting to adopt open pedagogy in their classrooms
- case studies of projects in which faculty and students collaborated to create open textbooks and similar open educational resources
- student perspectives on their experiences working on such projects
- tools you can use for open textbook projects, such as licensing guides, student agreements and more.
Currently our focus is on finding students who have worked on open textbook projects to write 300- to 500-word narratives about their experiences.
We also still welcome contributions from faculty, so if you have an idea for a resource that you can contribute, we’re all ears–reply here.