The Open Education Network provides its members with education, support and resources to expand open textbook publishing in higher education. Our community also creates and shares resources that anyone can use to advance their OER publishing goals.
Pub101 is an informal orientation to open textbook publishing for OEN members who support faculty authors. It’s an opportunity to learn recommended practices from colleagues who have worked on open textbook publishing projects.
Members who complete Pub101 are invited to join the Publishing Cooperative, a community that wants to continue to learn more about publishing open textbooks. Co-op members can also choose to publish with Scribe and access their editorial and design services.
The Pub101 Committee was formed in 2021 to ensure a community-driven Pub101 experience.
Cleveland State University (2021-2024)
Heather is a Senior Media Developer/Instructional Designer in the Center for eLearning at Cleveland State University. She works with faculty to build high quality online courses and helps with Textbook Affordability Grant projects. She designs and teaches professional development courses on accessible online design, Pressbooks and open pedagogy. Heather holds a Master of Fine Arts in Design.
Angelique Carson is the Shared Collections Librarian at the Washington Research Library Consortium (WRLC) and currently serves as co-chair of the WRLC’s Textbook Affordability Working Group (TAWG). Angelique has held Librarian posts at Southern University of New Orleans, the Southern Food and Beverage Culinary Library and Archive, the Catholic University of America and Howard University.
Open Oregon Educational Resources (2022-2024)
Phoebe joined the Open Oregon Educational Resources team in October 2021 and has enjoyed learning about the open education landscape in Oregon and beyond. As Grant Project Manager, she coordinates author teams working on a federal funded OER project to develop openly-licensed, targeted pathway materials with an equity lens. Phoebe brings over a decade of instructional experience to her position and is excited to work with the OEN Pub101 Committee for the next two years!
Amanda is the Scholarly Communications Director for the Private Academic Library Network of Indiana (PALNI). In this role, she develops and supports consortial scholarly communications initiatives. She directs the PALSave affordable learning program and PALNI Press publishing program. Amanda holds a Master of Library Science with a specialization in Library Technology Management.
The Ohio State University (2021-2024)
Amanda is the Affordable Learning Instructional Consultant at The Ohio State University where she creates professional development opportunities for staff, librarians, and instructors around open pedagogy and open educational practices. Previously, she was the Open Education Librarian for University Libraries at Penn State University where she coordinated affordable content initiatives across all Penn State campuses.
Miami University (2021-2023)
Carla serves as the Coordinator of Scholarly Communications for the Miami University Libraries. Her professional presentations and publications focus on US copyright law and affordable learning initiatives. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Akron and a Masters in Library and Information Science from Kent State University.
Christina is the statewide OER Coordinator for TRAILS, the academic library consortium of Montana. She facilitates education, outreach, faculty grants, and state publishing to Montana’s public, tribal, and private institutions. Christina has 15 years of experience as an academic library director and writing faculty member as well as a background in diversity, equity, and inclusion work and community service programs.
Pressbooks is a software that enables authors and publishers to create a variety of book formats. Pressbooks offers a discount code to OEN members for one year of free access. They also offer 30% savings on single institution Pressbooks plans to OEN institutional and allied members. Go to Pressbooks for more info.
The Open Education Network has been awarded a 2022 Manifold Digital Service Award. A pilot group of OEN members is experimenting with Manifold for open educational practices, and will share what they learn with the broader OEN community at the conclusion of the pilot, including their recommendations as to whether the OEN offers Manifold to the community in the future.
Currently in development through a partnership with Coko, the Textbook Builder provides infrastructure for writing, designing, and producing open textbooks. This project was funded by IMLS (LG-36-19-0035-19).
An orientation to open textbook publishing for those who support faculty authors. It includes many adaptable templates and resources.
This guide for making open textbooks includes a checklist for getting started, case studies, and an overview of useful tools.
A starting point (CC BY) for higher education institutions that want to contract with their faculty to create OER.
A series of three webinars, each focusing on a key topic: 1) Should you publish? 2) How should you publish? and 3) Implementing a publishing program.
A collection of adaptable templates and resources organized chronologically by publishing phase.