I’m Dan Allosso in Minnesota. I was at UMass Amherst a few years ago in grad school, and did a LOT of blogging and social media type stuff. Now I’m teaching History at Bemidji State and I do much less. But it may be time to get into a new online community, so here I am.
OER seems to have a lot of the disruptive potential I always gravitated toward during my career in high tech. I’ve recently published an environmental history textbook on Pressbooks and I’ve just returned from the "E"ffordability Summit at UW Stout this week, where I met a lot of cool people and picked up a BUNCH of ideas I’m going to try in the next couple of semesters. So I’ll probably be talking about them on my blog and here.
My question about Pressbooks is, is the Rebus instance of Pressbooks something I could use to publish my work? As I mentioned, I’ve recently published an OER (https://mlpp.pressbooks.pub/americanenvironmentalhistory/ ) using the first Pressbooks instance I was able to find. I’m reasonably happy with the results, but I don’t have access to H5P or Hypothesis, which might make my book better. I’ll be lobbying my library system to update their version, but if that fails…So I’m curious how the Pressbooks ecosystem works. Thanks!