About the Grantee
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Grants to this Grantee
for developing a platform to support collaborative creation and publication of OER
The Rebus Foundation is a Canadian nonprofit whose mission is to develop technologies and communities to promote publication of openly licensed web books and OER. This grant supports the development of the underlying infrastructure for a global, collaborative approach to publishing OER, focusing on specific partnerships to promote equity, inclusion, and accessibility. Key outcomes include designing a robust publishing platform; facilitating an open, inclusive approach to creating OER; implementing an effective infrastructure for open textbook projects at scale; and generating a sustainable model.
for building a platform to help faculty publish open textbooks
The Rebus Foundation is dedicated to building technology to support the availability of books in HTML format on the internet and increasing access to knowledge through open textbooks. The foundation will create a web-based system to simplify the open textbook publishing process, work to ensure that open textbooks are published in these accessible, standard formats, and build a community of open textbook creators. Better long-term infrastructure for OER and support for developing, adopting, and using open textbooks will help make higher education resources more effective and available at a lower cost.
for support of OER state development initiatives in Louisiana and Massachusetts
The Rebus Community, the open education and professional development arm of the Rebus Foundation, supports institutions’ OER efforts through a year-long, cohort-based program called the Textbook Success Program, as well as other OER-focused professional development. Rebus will partner with two U.S. Department of Education-funded projects to support their OER creation efforts via the Textbook Success Program. Working with the Louisiana Library Network and the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education, they will support the development of 25 OER projects in each state, as well as build out modules related to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and OER Efficacy. Findings will be shared via new curriculum, guides, and a project evaluation. (Substrategy: Content, Tools, and Services)