Author: Elizabeth Mays

Scheduled Maintenance

To boost the performance and security of the Pressbooks.com network, we intend to perform scheduled maintenance on Thursday, Sept. 12 between 3 a.m. and 5 a.m. Eastern. What to expect. You can expect a short service interruption (1-2 minute downtime expected) at some point during this time frame, which would cut off any long processes like imports/exports.

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Attend OERizona to Learn More about Open Education

OERizona Event to Highlight Open Education Practices and Practitioners Pressbooks is proud to cosponsor the first ever  OERizona event this autumn! This free workshop takes place the day before the 16th Annual Open Education Conference in Arizona. We hope you’ll help us spread the word, or register and attend if you’ll be in town! You’ll

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OTN Members: Don’t Forget to Use Your PressbooksEDU Discount!

Institutional members of the Open Textbook Network (OTN) are eligible for 30% off the annual price for PressbooksEDU Silver and Gold plans. If your institution is a member of the OTN*, you can save on the annual subscription price for a PressbooksEDU Silver or Gold network. Together, Pressbooks and the OTN are working to help

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PressbooksEDU Silver Plans Now Offer Thin Common Cartridge Exports With Web Links

If you have a PressbooksEDU Silver plan, or were considering one, you may be excited to hear that all PressbooksEDU plans now enable you to produce Thin Common Cartridge exports with web links. This means that you can more easily display links to all of the chapters of a public book within a learning management

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Hugh McGuire Talks Books on Talking Through My Hat

Pressbooks founder Hugh McGuire was recently featured on Talking Through My Hat, a podcast by Futureproofs creator John Pettigrew that covers everything in the spectrum of book and business. You can listen to episode 49: Passion and idealism (Hugh McGuire interview) here. In the interview, Hugh describes how Pressbooks came to be what it is

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Minitex Teams Up with Pressbooks to Offer Discount to Libraries

Academic libraries in MN, ND and SD are eligible for 30% off the annual price for PressbooksEDU Silver and Gold plans. If you’re an academic library in the Minitex region, you’ll be excited to hear that your institution is now eligible for a discount on PressbooksEDU Silver and Gold subscriptions. At Pressbooks, our goal is

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We’ll Miss You, Ned Zimmerman!

Here at Pressbooks, we’re a small, close-knit team, so we’re going to need lots of cheering up when lead developer and beloved colleague, Ned Zimmerman, leaves Pressbooks next month. “After nearly eight years as part of the Pressbooks team—as a contractor from 2011–2015 and as lead developer since 2015—I’ve decided to return to my freelance

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Supercharged OER at Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Many of you who are active in the OER community will already know Rajiv Jhangiani’s name. Besides being the co-editor of a well-regarded 2017 book on open education, “Open: The Philosophy and Practices that are Revolutionizing Education and Science,” and an outspoken advocate for open pedagogy and improving global access to educational opportunities, Rajiv currently

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USask’s OER Program Expands from Adaptation into Ancillary Resources

Staff at the Teaching and Learning Centre and Distance Education units at the University of Saskatchewan are steadily building their OER program. They started with the adoption and adaptation of openly licensed textbooks by faculty at the university and are now beginning to develop ancillary materials. To learn more about OER development at USask, we

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Pressbooks is Backbone for Nascent OER Efforts at University of Central Florida

It was while searching for a tool to help an American Government professor adapt an open textbook that James Paradiso, an instructional designer at University of Central Florida, discovered his university’s Pressbooks instance. UCF is a member of Unizin, a consortium of higher education institutions across the United States. Unizin offers access to educational software

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