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History of Applied Science & Technology

CC BY (Attribution)   English

Author(s): Danielle Skjelver, David Arnold, Hans Peter Broedel, Sharon Bailey Glasco, Bonnie Kim, Sheryl Dahm Broedel

Subject(s): History

Publisher: The Digital Press @ UND

Last updated: 12/02/2024

This textbook is designed to to meet the needs of History of Applied Science and Technology courses at colleges and universities around the world. Chapters will be organized around the theme of the transformative impact of technological and epistemological changes on worldview and human behavior as they relate to everyday life and global choices. We believe this textbook is the first History of Applied Science and Technology textbook to take a global approach, addressing persistent gaps in coverage in Africa, Asia, and the Americas. This is a collaborative, open access project. If you are interested in participating, please let us know in the Rebus Community forum.
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Introduction to Classical Chinese

CC BY-NC-SA (Attribution NonCommercial ShareAlike)  3 H5P Activities    English

Author(s): Andrew Schonebaum, Anthony George, David Lattimore, Hu Hsiao-chen, Judith Zeitlin, Kong Mei, Liu Lening, Margaret Baptist Wan, Patrick Hanan, Paul Rouzer, Regina Llamas, Shang Wei, Xiaofei Tian

Editor(s): Andrew Schonebaum, Kong Mei

Subject(s): The Arts

Last updated: 29/01/2024

Introduction to Classical Chinese is an openly licensed college level Classical Chinese textbook compiled by Professor Patrick Hanan at Harvard University, and further developed by many contributors at various universities over the span of forty years between 1984 and 2024.All materials are freely available online under a Creative Commons license to any university or individuals who wish to use or adapt them.
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Blueprint for Success in College and Career

CC BY (Attribution)   English

Author(s): Dave Dillon

Subject(s): The Arts

Publisher: Rebus Community

Last updated: 22/01/2024

Blueprint for Success in College and Career is a remix of four previously existing OER (Open Educational Resources): A Different Road To College: A Guide For Transitioning To College For Non-traditional Students by Alise Lamoreaux, How to Learn Like a Pro! by Phyllis Nissila, Foundations of Academic Success: Words of Wisdom, edited by Thomas Priester, College Success, provided by Lumen Learning, and one previously copyrighted textbook with content that is now openly licensed: Blueprint for Success in College: Indispensable Study Skills and Time Management Strategies by Dave Dillon. A free OER, (Open Educational Resource), Blueprint for Success in College and Career is a students’ guide for classroom and career success. This text, designed to show how to be successful in college and in career preparation focuses on study skills, time management, career exploration, health, and financial literacy.

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Beyond the Horizon: Broadening Our Understanding of OER Efficacy

CC BY (Attribution)  1 H5P Activities    English

Author(s): Kaitlin Schilling

Editor(s): Apurva Ashok

Subject(s): Education, Open learning, distance education, Educational administration and organization

Publisher: Rebus Community

Last updated: 11/01/2024

Beyond the Horizon: Broadening Our Understanding of OER Efficacy is a concise yet comprehensive resource designed to provide insight into the current state of research and reporting on Open Educational Resources (OER) efficacy. This guide explores existing frameworks, delves into key themes and gaps, and highlights emerging opportunities in the realm of OER efficacy.

In addition to offering an overview of OER efficacy research and reporting, this guide motivates you to:

  • Evaluate how to measure the impact of OER within your own educational institution.
  • Discover effective strategies for sharing the impact of OER with the wider open education community or other key stakeholders.
  • Gain an understanding of various OER efficacy models implemented across different global regions.
  • Find inspiration to envision and implement long-term OER initiatives that can bring lasting benefits to your educational community.
  • Identify and address the challenges and opportunities associated with the adoption and usage of OER.
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Antología abierta de literatura hispana

CC BY (Attribution)   Spanish

Author(s): Julie Ann Ward, ed.

Subject(s): Literatura comparada, Español/Castellano

Last updated: 09/10/2023

Una antología crítica de textos literarios del mundo hispanohablante. Se enfoca en autores canónicos y también se intenta incluir voces marginadas. Cada texto tiene una introducción y anotaciones creadas por estudiantes. // A critical anthology of literary texts from the Spanish-speaking world. A focus on canonical authors and an attempt to include voices that have been marginalized. Each text includes an introduction and annotations created by students.

This Anthology was put together by Dr. Julie Ward and the students in her Introduction to Hispanic Literature course. We are looking for faculty to implement a similar Edición Crítica assignment in their classrooms to produce student-created critical editions that will expand the Anthology. If you are interested, let us know in the Rebus Community Forum.
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Financial Strategy for Public Managers

CC BY (Attribution)   English (United States)

Author(s): Sharon Kioko and Justin Marlowe

Subject(s): Public finance accounting

Last updated: 16/09/2023

Financial Strategy for Public Managers is a new generation textbook for financial management in the public sector. It offers a thorough, applied, and concise introduction to the essential financial concepts and analytical tools that today’s effective public servants need to know. It starts “at the beginning” and assumes no prior knowledge or experience in financial management. Throughout the text, Kioko and Marlowe emphasize how financial information can and should inform every aspect of public sector strategy, from routine procurement decisions to budget preparation to program design to major new policy initiatives. They draw upon dozens of real-world examples, cases, and applied problems to bring that relationship between information and strategy to life. Unlike other public financial management texts, the authors also integrate foundational principles across the government, non-profit, and “hybrid/for-benefit” sectors. Coverage includes basic principles of accounting and financial reporting, preparing and analyzing financial statements, cost analysis, and the process and politics of budget preparation. The text also includes several large case studies appropriate for class discussion and/or graded assignments.

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Making Ripples: A Guidebook to Challenge Status Quo in OER Creation

CC BY (Attribution)  8 H5P Activities    English

Author(s): Kaitlin Schilling

Editor(s): Apurva Ashok, Jördis Weilandt

Subject(s): Education, Open learning, distance education, Diversity, equality and inclusion in the workplace

Publisher: Rebus Community

Last updated: 01/09/2023

Making Ripples: A Guidebook to Challenge Status Quo in OER Creation is a self-guided resource designed to explore strategies for OER creators that can support your journey toward creating OER with diversity, equity, and inclusion at the core.

Structured into five interconnected parts that build off one another, it contains opportunities for you to reflect, identify strategies for action, and find resources and community members to connect with to create ripple effects of positive change in education and beyond.

While it includes strategies to keeping equity at the forefront of your OER creation process, this guide also encourages you to:

  • Reflect on your role in education to transform your pedagogical practices by incorporating equitable methods and interactions into teaching and learning
  • Connect and collaborate in and beyond your institutional setting in ethical ways to build equitable relationships and knowledge exchange
  • Emphasize and practice reciprocity in teaching and learning by seeking every opportunity as an educator to contribute back to communities
  • Embrace the complexity and messiness of the process with courage, honesty, and humility
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Rebus Community Reports

CC BY (Attribution)   English

Author(s): Donna Langille

Editor(s): David Szanto

Subject(s): Publishing and book trade, Library and information services

Publisher: Rebus Foundation

Last updated: 20/07/2023

This collection of short narratives provides insight into the process of creating open textbooks and other open educational resources (OER). Over the first months of 2019, Donna Langille (Rebus’s then practicum student) interviewed project leads who have used the Rebus Community publishing platform since 2017. Her write-ups of these interviews focus on the benefits, challenges, and vision of publishing openly. The projects range broadly—from conducting literature reviews for nursing students to building a student-driven anthology of Spanish literature, from opening up LGTBQ+ studies to an international readership to designing a multimedia guide for learning sight reading for guitar. Unifying these diverse publications is the common practice of making publishing into a community-driven act, and throughout, readers will discover that open publishing comes with many different rewards. Indeed, what becomes clear is that making books also makes community—a community that is in the process of reinventing how knowledge is made, shared, and reimagined.

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The Rebus Guide to Publishing Open Textbooks (So Far)

CC BY (Attribution)  2 H5P Activities    English

Author(s): Apurva Ashok, Zoe Wake Hyde, Kaitlin Schilling

Editor(s): David Szanto

Subject(s): Publishing and book trade, Writing and editing guides

Publisher: Rebus Community

Last updated: 13/07/2023

The Rebus Guide to Publishing Open Textbooks (So Far) is for anyone thinking about starting an open textbook project. It starts at the beginning of the process, with chapters on project scoping and building a team, and then moves on to content creation and editing, getting feedback and reviews, coordinating release and adoptions, and sustaining the book’s community.

The book is also a work-in-progress, an effort that will evolve and grow over time. Through conversations, use, new writers’ and editors’ contributions, and ongoing reflection and revision, it will reflect our changing perspectives on how and why we make open textbooks. Initiated by Rebus team members Zoe Wake Hyde and Apurva Ashok, the text is the result of innumerable conversations and exchanges within the Rebus Community, representing a wide range of collective knowledge and experience.

Please note those two little words in parentheses in the title: there are plenty of new learnings, knowledge, and reflexive revisions to come! Everyone is therefore invited to become a part of the project and follow its progress, as well as leave feedback, comments, and recommendations for corrections on the Rebus Community platform.

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Blueprint for Success in College: Indispensable Study Skills and Time Management Strategies

CC BY (Attribution)   English

Author(s): Dave Dillon

Publisher: Rebus Community

Last updated: 05/05/2023

Blueprint for Success in College: Indispensable Study Skills and Time Management Strategies is a remix of four previously existing OER (Open Educational Resources): A Different Road To College: A Guide For Transitioning To College For Non-traditional Students by Alise Lamoreaux, How to Learn Like a Pro! by Phyllis Nissila, Foundations of Academic Success: Words of Wisdom, edited by Thomas Priester, College Success, provided by Lumen Learning, and one previously copyrighted textbook with content that is now openly licensed: Blueprint for Success in College: Indispensable Study Skills and Time Management Strategies by Dave Dillon (Montezuma Publishing, first edition). A free OER, (Open Educational Resource), Blueprint for Success in College: Indispensable Study Skills and Time Management Strategies is a students’ guide for classroom success and efficient use of time. This text, designed to show how to be successful in college  focuses on study skills, time management.