Profs Create New Open Textbook: Ancient Greek for Everyone

The new open textbook from Wilfred E. Major and Michael Laughy, “Ancient Greek for Everyone,” is built on Pressbooks and will teach the foundations of classical Greek. Michael Laughy is an assistant professor of Classics at Washington and Lee University. Among other classes, he teaches first-year Greek. Laughy said most Greek textbooks are daunting because

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Can you “clone” a Pressbooks book? You can now*!

Here at Pressbooks HQ we’ve been doing a whole lot more development work for the Open Textbook world, in our opinion the most exciting space in the world of publishing. For the uninitiated, an Open Textbook is an openly licensed (i.e. free) book that supports the “5Rs,” defined by David Wiley as the rights to:

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Separating Fact from Fiction on the Internet: Mike Caulfield’s Guide to Student Web Literacy (Built on Pressbooks!)

Mike Caulfield is the director of blended and networked learning at Washington State University Vancouver. He also leads the Digital Polarization Initiative (Digipo), a “cross-institutional initiative to improve civic discourse by developing web literacy skills in college undergraduates,” which is part of American Association of State Colleges and Universities’ American Democracy Project. In February 2017,

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Pressbooks working with Ryerson University on eCampusOntario grant: “Open Publishing Infrastructure”

We are very very excited to announce that we’re working with eCampusOntario and Ryerson University to improve Pressbooks as an Open Textbook authoring tool, under the just-announced eCampusOntario project: “Open Publishing Infrastructure for Ontario Post-Secondary Educators, Learners.” Most of the development work we undertake under this grant will be released as open source improvements to

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McGuire to Speak on Open Textbooks at #OpenEd15

Pressbooks founder Hugh McGuire will speak at the Open Education 2015 Conference this week in Vancouver. McGuire’s talk, “Small Pieces, Loosely Joined”: How Making Open Textbooks (Could Be) Like Making Public Domain Audiobooks,” will take place at 11 a.m. PST Friday, Nov. 20. A “literary technologist,” McGuire is the founder of Librivox, the world’s largest library

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Replay: Open Textbooks Webinar for Library Publishing Coalition

Earlier this month, Pressbooks founder Hugh McGuire conducted an open textbooks webinar for Library Publishing Coalition members. McGuire talked about how to build an ecosystem for open, networked textbooks. If you weren’t able to attend the webinar, you can watch it here.

McGuire to Offer Webinar on Open Textbook Publishing

Pressbooks EDU founder Hugh McGuire will conduct a webinar on building the open textbooks ecosystem for Library Publishing Coalition members. Space for this webinar is limited to LPC members. LPC members should contact Sarah Lippincott to RSVP. If you are interested in arranging a Pressbooks webinar for your organization, contact us. Open, Networked Textbooks: Building an Ecosystem Presenter: Hugh

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Open Textbooks, Free Audiobooks and Open Networks of Creation

This is the transcript of a presentation I did at the Open Textbook Summit in Vancouver, on May 29, 2015. How I got here: LibriVox In 2005, almost a decade ago, I started a project that transformed how I thought about books. That project, LibriVox, inspired by Wikipedia and the open source software movement, asked volunteers

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