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Opening Up a Can of… Marketing

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What might it mean to do ‘open marketing’? Would it involve being anti-strategic? Foregrounding mechanisms to opt out and ignore messaging? Making advertising and promotional materials that can be reused and repurposed? Demonstrating clarity, accessibility, and absolute truth on Twitter? Said another way, does open twist the objectives of marketing, or does it elicit newKeep reading “Opening Up a Can of… Marketing”

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!”

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!”

A joint statement on the CC BY license

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Members of the Open Textbook community signed a joint statement today advocating the use of the CC BY license when creating open textbooks. We, the undersigned, are active in the creation, dissemination, and adoption of Open Textbooks and Open Educational Resources (OER) throughout the world. Our projects, collectively, have involved hundreds of textbooks, thousands ofKeep reading “A joint statement on the CC BY license”

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