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January 2019 Office Hours: OER Policy Redux (Audio Transcript)

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Watch the video recording of this Office Hours session, or keep reading for a full transcript. Huge thanks to Mei Lin for producing the captions and transcript for this recording. Note: If anyone would prefer to not be associated with their comments in this transcript, please contact Apurva (apurva@rebus.foundation) as soon as possible and weKeep reading “January 2019 Office Hours: OER Policy Redux (Audio Transcript)”

We’re Hiring! (CLOSED)

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We are currently hiring for two new positions at Rebus! If you care about books, technology, the web, and open knowledge, please consider applying! Back-End Developer (for Rebus Community) The Back-End Developer will work on the Rebus Community, where we develop tools and resources to support the publishing of free, open, and adaptable digital textbooks. See theKeep reading “We’re Hiring! (CLOSED)”

Intro to Philosophy Welcomes Two New Editors!

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The Introduction to Philosophy series blazes along, and represents a great example of what can happen when a community comes together around open textbook creation. To join the momentum, get involved as an author or reviewer, or join the project to add your expertise as a copyeditor or proofer, to help with formatting and design,Keep reading “Intro to Philosophy Welcomes Two New Editors!”

November Office Hours: License to…? (Audio Transcript)

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Watch the video recording of this Office Hours session, or keep reading for a full transcript.  Note: If anyone would prefer to not be associated with their comments in this transcript, please contact Apurva (apurva@rebus.foundation) as soon as possible and we will remove any names or other identifying information. Audio Transcript Speakers: Robin DeRosa MahaKeep reading “November Office Hours: License to…? (Audio Transcript)”

Surprise, surprise! What we learned while writing The Rebus Guide

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As anyone who has contributed to the creation of open educational resources can tell you, there are often many surprises along the way! Here we share those that came up for us in the making of The Rebus Guide to Publishing Open Textbooks (So Far), but we also want to hear back from you. WhatKeep reading “Surprise, surprise! What we learned while writing The Rebus Guide”

Media, Society, Culture and You — The Backstory on Our New Release

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Media, Society, Culture and You by Mark Poepsel (Southern Illinois University Edwardsville) is a highly approachable text that introduces a wide range of mass communications concepts, including their complex histories and compelling contemporary realities. What’s more, the backstory of this project is just as intriguing—an example of how making open textbooks can help change theKeep reading “Media, Society, Culture and You — The Backstory on Our New Release”

Collaborate & Create: Announcing the New Rebus Community Guide!

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After two years of collaboration, thirty projects undertaken, and a dozen open textbooks released, we are thrilled to announce the publication of The Rebus Guide to Publishing Open Textbooks (So Far). The book-in-progress is the result of innumerable conversations and exchanges within the Rebus Community, and represents a wide range of collective knowledge and experience.Keep reading “Collaborate & Create: Announcing the New Rebus Community Guide!”

New Mass Communication OER! Media, Society, Culture and You

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Media, Society, Culture and You by Mark Poepsel (Southern Illinois University Edwardsville) is an approachable introductory text that covers major mass communication terms and concepts, including digital culture, social media, gaming, propaganda, and ‘sharing’. Take a look at the book online, download it in multiple formats, and keep reading to learn more! We’re excited toKeep reading “New Mass Communication OER! Media, Society, Culture and You”

Power, Publishing, and A Broader Vision for OER

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Open licenses are a hugely powerful tool in education, opening the the door to a whole world of possibility and change. But if we expand our definition and understanding of openness beyond licenses, we potentially have an even more powerful tool to begin addressing systemic inequities in society. As Ethan Senack recently pointed out inKeep reading “Power, Publishing, and A Broader Vision for OER”

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