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    Beyond the Horizon: Broadening our Understanding of OER Efficacy was produced by the Rebus Community, an initiative of The Rebus Foundation.

    The Rebus Foundation is a non-profit organization that helps educational institutions build human capacity in OER publishing through professional development. Through our work at Rebus, we aim to cultivate an emerging generation of OER leaders, increase the representation of many academic perspectives, and prioritize student learning and experience in order to increase equity in education. We think an engaged community is the most powerful tool in open education, and we’ve witnessed the impact of bringing creators together under a common framework of support.

    Rebus is supported by generous funding from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, a leader in philanthropic support for education, environment, and global development. We are deeply thankful for The Hewlett Foundation’s support in our work and vision.


    What you are about to read is a small synthesis of some equitable practices around OER efficacy reporting. It is unmistakably not the creation of a single person, but rather a collection of stories and insights from my experience in open education. Who is cited and quoted in this guide has been chosen with great care and thought.

    Many thanks to all participants, facilitators, and partners in the Textbook Success Program cohorts in Louisiana (in the Interactive OER for Dual Enrollment project) and Massachusetts (via the Remixing Open Textbooks through an Equity Lens grant), whose contributions, ideas, and insights shaped and inspired this Guide.

    Special thanks to Virginia Clinton-Lisell, whose invaluable expertise, guidance, and insights were instrumental in the creation of this resource. We appreciate your knowledge sharing and support of this project.

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