Book Title: Rebus Community Reports

Subtitle: Insights from OER Project Leads

Author: Donna Langille

Book Description: 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 making and using OER. A wide range of projects and insights are presented, together forming an account of how knowledge can be made, shared, and reimagined based on open principles.

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Book Description

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.

Author

Donna Langille

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Publishing & book trade

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Title
Rebus Community Reports
Author
Donna Langille
Editor
David Szanto
License

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Rebus Community Reports by Rebus Foundation is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.

Primary Subject
Publishing & book trade
Additional Subject(s)
Library & information services
Publisher
Rebus Foundation
Publication Date
September 27, 2019
Ebook ISBN
978-1-989014-14-1
Print ISBN
978-1-989014-13-4