12/8 Meeting Recap


Thanks again for your flexibility with our abrupt time change yesterday!

Our next meetings will be 1:1s. These are scheduled on Thursday, January 12 from 12:30-2:30 ET. Here’s a link to sign up for a time. CUNY TSP Phase 2 Sign-up Sheet 1:1 - Google Sheets

If this time period doesn’t work for you, please suggest another time that will. I have some flexibility that week.

Here is a link to the recording for anyone who missed and would like to see what we covered. Microsoft OneDrive - Access files anywhere. Create docs with free Office Online.

I am also providing some links and notes about things we covered in our session yesterday.

This is a link to the Phase 1 Storytelling document. Part 3 of this document will be particularly useful for you as you plan for the release of your book. Storytelling & Communications Template - Google Docs

We started with a brief discussion and some examples of how Rebus can promote your work. As a reminder, the project pages you initially created have been converted to project forums. You should definitely check and update these as you get closer to publication.

We discussed how attending conferences is a good way to promote your book and make connections with others in OER. Here is a list of conferences and resources that share OER events:

Another resource I recommend is OER listservs. You can sign up for one here: https://groups.google.com/g/cccoer-advisory?pli=1

We briefly discussed renewable assignments and student-created OER. Both Rebecca and Missy are incorporating student work into their projects. Here’s a link that defines renewable assignments:


And here’s the renewable assignment I give to my ENGL 211 class (an ongoing Pressbooks publication that has already been added to some repositories—by others, not me!) https://cwi.pressbooks.pub/beginnings-and-endings-a-critical-edition/

We discussed repositories and the importance of working with your support staff. The consensus was that CUNY Academic Works would be the best place to promote your work: https://academicworks.cuny.edu/

Here’s another popular repository (Merlot): MERLOT

Scott also mentioned the launch party—I want an invitation to this, so please keep me posted about the dates!

I briefly mentioned social media. In my experience, Twitter has been the most effective social media tool for promoting my OER work and connecting with other academics in the open education space.

Finally, we discussed the importance of having a good book cover to promoting your work and discussed how you might create marketing videos or book posters to share information about your publication.

This is not in the recording, but we ended our session with Maria showing the group how the photography team’s Pressbooks publication is coming along. Their cover looks great!

I hope you all have a wonderful holiday break, and please reach out if you have any questions or need additional information. I look forward to seeing you all in the New Year!