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:
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,
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.
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
Pressbooks.com founder Hugh McGuire today announced a new platform, Pressbooks EDU, to enable publishing, including open textbooks, in academic institutions, at the Open Textbook Summit. Pressbooks EDU can turn any faculty, department or library into a mini-publisher, giving them the ability to create books that are accessible on all platforms: in print, and on all