Do you have a project in mind for an open textbook or other open educational resources? The Rebus Community is inviting new projects for its beta rollout of its new platform for project organization, recruiting of collaborators, and more. Particularly looking for projects from outside of N. America and that include marginalized voices. I have a project w/Rebus and they're great!
See here for more info and how to apply: https://about.rebus.community/2018/04/rebus-community-projects-beta-invitation/
@chendricks Nowoczesna Polska is doing a lot in Poland https://nowoczesnapolska.org.pl (although they moved on from the textbooks towards source material and more specific issues like media education).
They have built some of their platforms already as they have been doing this for many years now, but it might be interesting to check them out.
@somenxavier The value is partly in having a platform that can help you organize your tasks and invite people to participate in various ways. This is most useful if you want to involve others in the project, including to do peer reviews if not to write part of the content.
Scholar Social is meant for: researchers, grad students, librarians, archivists, undergrads, academically inclined high schoolers, educators of all levels, journal editors, research assistants, professors, administrators—anyone involved in academia who is willing to engage with others respectfully.
We strive to be a safe space for queer people and other minorities, recognizing that there can only be academic freedom where the existence and validity of interlocutors' identities is taken as axiomatic.
"A Mastodon profile you can be proud to put on the last slide of a presentation at a conference"
(Participation is, of course, optional)
Scholar Social features a monthly "official" journal club, in which we try to read and comment on a paper of interest.
Any user of Scholar Social can suggest an article by sending the DOI by direct message to @firstname.lastname@example.org and one will be chosen by random lottery on the last day of the month. We ask that you only submit articles that are from *outside* your own field of study to try to ensure that the papers we read are accessible and interesting to non-experts.