We have been deeply engaged in the development of the Rebus Community platform and in writing the documentation that accompanies it, and we’re very excited for the opportunity to share that work as part of Open Ed Week 2019. Join us in celebrating OER from March 4th to 8th—a great chance to meet new people, nerd out about open textbooks, and get answers to the questions you’ve always wanted to ask.
Here’s how you can be part of it:
Because we are in awe of the work instructional designers do, we’ve invited Autumm Caines for an Ask Me Anything session on our forum. From 2:00 to 3:30 pm EST on March 7th, Autumm will be available to answer your questions about open textbook creation from the perspective of an instructional designer. Sign up and log on to the forum to ask your questions in real time, or submit your questions in advance on Twitter. Tag @RebusCommunity and include the hashtag #InstructionalDesignerAMA
We’re sharing an updated version of The Rebus Guide to Publishing Open Textbooks (So Far) by Apurva Ashok and Zoe Wake Hyde of the Rebus Community team. This resource is a living repository of knowledge that has been gleaned from the community (both small c and big C). It’s full of suggestions on the whole publishing process—from building a team to post-release considerations. Use it, share it, and debate about it on the Rebus Community.
To complement The Rebus Guide to Publishing Open Textbooks (So Far), we’re creating a playlist of short and shareable videos on open textbook creation. Watch the introductory video of Making Open Textbooks and view the first three—”Building a Team”, “Leading a Team”, and “Project Scoping”—on March 4th.
Happy Open Ed Week everyone! Follow us on Twitter for #OpenEdWeek updates as they happen.