Review Statement

Making Ripples: A Guidebook to Challenge Status Quo in OER Creation was produced by the Rebus Community, a non-profit organization building a new, collaborative model for publishing open textbooks. Critical to the success of this approach is including mechanisms to ensure that open textbooks produced with the Community are high quality, and meet the needs of all students who will one day use them. Rebus books undergo both peer review from faculty subject matter experts and beta testing in classrooms, where student and instructor feedback is collected.

Each chapter in this guide went through at least two reviews:

  • An initial draft underwent close reading and response by members of the Rebus team.
  • A revised draft went through an open peer review by two open education advocates.

Reviews were structured around considerations of the intended audience of the book, and examined the comprehensiveness, accuracy, and relevance of content. Reviews were also focused on relevance longevity, clarity, consistency, organization structure flow, grammatical errors, and cultural relevance. See the review guide for more details. Changes suggested by the reviewers covered numerous areas and were incorporated by the lead author and editor.

The team at Rebus would like to thank the reviewers for the time, care, and commitment they contributed to the project. We recognise that peer reviewing is a generous act of service on their part. This book would not be the robust, valuable resource that it is were it not for their feedback and input.

Reviewers included:

Iwona Gniadek (she/her), Educational Developer, Centre for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning, University of Manitoba

Amy Song, Customer Success Manager, Pressbooks


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Making Ripples: A Guidebook to Challenge Status Quo in OER Creation Copyright © 2023 by Rebus Community (Kaitlin Schilling, Apurva Ashok, J├Ârdis Weilandt) is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.

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