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 best 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.
The Ohio State University
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.
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.
Cleveland State University
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.
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.
University of Hawai'i at Mānoa
Billy is an OER Technologist with the Outreach College at the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa. He excels in collaborative environments and has connected with educators, researchers, and developers on projects and initiatives relating to open access, open science, open data, and open education. He holds a Master of Education and has working knowledge of policies and practices related to open educational resources (OER), open copyright licensing, and communities of open.
The Ohio State University
Jasmine is a lecturer in the School of Communication at the Ohio State University, where she teaches public relations writing, digital activism and campaign strategy. Professor Roberts-Crews’ advocacy work centers on the experiences of people of color, women, and queer communities. Along with her communication expertise, Roberts-Crews is also a renowned open education leader, delivering numerous keynote presentations across the country.
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.
Institutional and allied OEN members can publish one free open textbook in our PressbooksEDU Sandbox. Consortial members can publish up to five projects. In addition, PressbooksEDU offers institutional and allied OEN members 30% savings on single institution plans.