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Media Innovation and Entrepreneurship

CC BY (Attribution)  6 H5P Activities    English

Author(s): Edited by Michelle Ferrier & Elizabeth Mays

Editor(s): Michelle Ferrier, Elizabeth Mays

Last updated: 22/11/2021

This is a modular open textbook designed for entrepreneurial journalism, media innovation, and related courses. This book underwent student and faculty testing and open review in fall 2017. Feedback was implemented in Version 1.0 for spring 2018. Additional reviewer feedback was implemented, and new chapters and sidebars were added, for Fall 2018. This book was updated for Fall 2019 and again prior to Fall 2020. Eventually, an accompanying handbook will include additional activities, ancillary materials and faculty resources on media innovation for instructors. If you have a (CC BY) resource (or additional chapter) to contribute, please comment here. You can leave feedback on this book.

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Media, Society, Culture and You

CC BY (Attribution)   English

Author(s): Mark Poepsel

Editor(s): Leanne Page

Last updated: 27/09/2021

Media, Society, Culture, and You is an approachable introductory Mass Communication text that covers major mass communication terms and concepts including "digital culture." It discusses various media platforms and how they are evolving as Information and Communication Technologies change.

This book has been peer-reviewed by 6 subject experts and is now available for adoption or adaptation. If you plan to adopt or adapt this open textbook, please let us know by filling out our adoption form.

You can view the book's Review Statement for more information about reviewers and the review process. An Accessibility Assessment for this is book has also been prepared to see how this book meets accessibility standards.
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A Guide to Making Open Textbooks with Students

CC BY (Attribution)   English

Author(s): Ed. Elizabeth Mays

Publisher: The Rebus Community for Open Textbook Creation

Last updated: 20/09/2021

A handbook for faculty interested in practicing open pedagogy by involving students in the making of open textbooks, ancillary materials, or other Open Educational Resources. This is a first edition, compiled by Rebus Community, and we welcome feedback and ideas to expand the text.
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Blueprint for Success in College: Career Decision Making

CC BY (Attribution)   English

Author(s): Dave Dillon

Publisher: Rebus Community

Last updated: 15/08/2021

Blueprint for Success in College: Career Decision Making is a remix of two previously existing OER (Open Educational Resources): Foundations of Academic Success: Words of Wisdom, edited by Thomas Priester, and College Success, provided by Lumen Learning. A free OER, (Open Educational Resource), Blueprint for Success in College: Career Decision Making is a students’ guide for the process of identifying a major and career. This text focuses on career exploration.

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Open at the Margins

CC BY-SA (Attribution ShareAlike)   English

Author(s): Taskeen Adam, Nicole Allen, Tel Amiel, Tutaleni I. Asino, Javiera Atenas, Maha Bali, Naomi Barnes, Chris Bourg, Siko Bouterse, Autumm Caines, Lorna M. Campbell, Karen Cangialosi, Amy M. Collier, Catherine Cronin, Laura Czerniewicz, Robin DeRosa, Simon Ensor, Christian Friedrich, Chris Gilliard, Sarah Hare, Christina Hendricks, Cheryl Hodgkinson-Williams, Rajiv S. Jhangiani, Rachel Jurinich Mattson, Suzan Koseoglu, Caroline Kuhn H., Jim Luke, Jaime Marsh, Billy Meinke-Lau, Jess Mitchell, Matthew Moore, Tannis Morgan, Judith Pete, Paul Prinsloo, Tara Robertson, sava saheli singh, Sherri Spelic, Bonnie Stewart, Jesse Stommel, Samantha Streamer Veneruso, Adele Vrana, Sukaina Walji, Audrey Watters

Editor(s): Maha Bali, Catherine Cronin, Laura Czerniewicz, Robin DeRosa, Rajiv S. Jhangiani

Subject(s): Open learning, distance education, Higher education, tertiary education, Education, Moral and social purpose of education, Educational strategies and policy: inclusion

Publisher: Rebus Community

Last updated: 10/06/2021

Open education is at a critical juncture. It has moved on from its northern roots and is increasingly being challenged from its own periphery. At the same time, it finds itself marginalised and under threat in an educational sector infiltrated by corporate interests. However, rather than bunkering down, becoming blinkered or even complacent, the editors of this volume believe that the voices from the periphery should be amplified. This book represents a starting point towards curating and centering marginal voices and non-dominant epistemic stances in open education, an attempt at critical pluriversalism. It is a curated collection of 38 blog posts, lectures, talks, articles, and other informal works contributed by 43 diverse authors/co-authors and published since 2013. Each of these contributions offers a perspective on open education that can be considered marginal and that challenges the dominant hegemony.

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An Open Approach to Scholarly Reading and Knowledge Management

CC BY (Attribution)   English

Author(s): Hugh McGuire, Boris Anthony, Zoe Wake Hyde, Apurva Ashok, Baldur Bjarnason, and Elizabeth Mays

Subject(s): Publishing and book trade, Information retrieval and access, Open source and other operating systems

Publisher: The Rebus Foundation

Last updated: 23/04/2021

In 2017, The Rebus Foundation embarked on a research and development project to prototype an open, web-based reading system, with funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Our main goals with this project were to clearly identify and understand the different players involved in the publication, distribution and consumption of scholarly monographs, and to explore how Open Web technologies could improve scholars’ access to, and interaction with, scholarly monographs. We've summarized our research findings in this report.

Visit to learn more about the Rebus Foundation and our projects. You can also contact us at
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Literature Reviews for Education and Nursing Graduate Students

CC BY (Attribution)   English

Author(s): Linda Frederiksen, Sue F. Phelps

Subject(s): Education, Nursing

Last updated: 11/05/2020

Literature Reviews for Education and Nursing Graduate Students is an open textbook designed for students in graduate-level nursing and education programs. Its intent is to recognize the significant role the literature review plays in the research process and to prepare students for the work that goes into writing one. Developed for new graduate students and novice researchers just entering into the work of a chosen discipline, each of the eight chapters covers a component of the literature review process. Students will learn how to form a research question, search existing literature, synthesize results and write the review. The book contains examples, checklists, supplementary materials, and additional resources. Literature Reviews for Education and Nursing Graduate Students is written by two librarians with expertise guiding students through research and writing assignments, and is openly licensed.

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Open Anthology of Earlier American Literature

CC BY (Attribution)   English

Author(s): Edited by: Timothy Robbins

Editor(s): Timothy Robbins

Last updated: 09/03/2020

The Open Anthology of Earlier American Literature was initially created by Robin deRosa at Plymouth State University. Working with students, they collected public domain texts, edited them as necessary and created introductions for each to form the beginnings of a new, definitive anthology of Early American Literature.

The project is now in the hands of Tim Robbins and the Rebus Community, who will expand the texts covered and source introductions to each section. We are looking for collaborators to help us develop a more comprehensive series of texts and build the book out to meet the needs of Early American students and scholars.

This textbook takes a distinctly socio-historical approach to introducing Early American literature. The anthology will allow students to engage with literature in exciting and dynamic ways. We currently looking for authors to write introductions for any remaining sections, and for individuals to locate public domain texts. If you’d like to participate, please let us know in the Rebus Projects platform.