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Tuesday, November 26 • 16:15 - 16:45
LibreTexts: A Community Platform for OER

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The LibreTexts community focuses on creating and curating on line libraries that are easy for others to reuse, revise, remix and redistribute, fulfilling the 5R dream. LibreTexts’ technology enables any faculty member to easily and rapidly create OER textbooks and more, optimized for their courses and students. The structure of LibreTexts solves two of the central problems limiting OER adoption: the time and expertise that faculty need to assemble OER for their classes and dissemination to others. Libretexts are built by incorporating content from an extensive (largest on the net and growing) network of textbooks extending across higher education that faculty can edit and enhance to meet their needs. Since inception eleven years ago as the ChemWIKI, LibreTexts has been exponentially growing and currently reaches tens of millions of students per year. LibreTexts effectively fulfills the ALMS framework. All faculty have ACCESS to a suite of WYSIWYG HTML5 editing tools. The LEVEL of expertise needed is low. Drag and drop ReMixing can be done across the libraries so that texts which incorporate multiple areas can be created. All LibreTexts can be MEANINGFULLY edited and both the text and the source code are always available. All material is SELF SOURCED. HTML5 is used both for display and for revising and remixing. LibreTexts are easy to adopt and use, simple to optimize, and backed by educational research with advanced technologies. Features incorporate annotation (hypothes.is), computation (Jupyter), 3D visualization and multimedia. LibreTexts supports import into LMSs and print on demand. Printed textbooks are available from at low cost. The WebWork homework system is being implemented. Research projects are underway to determine how students interact with online textbooks and optimize LibreTexts. Technology to provide LibreTexts in-a-box, based on the Raspberry Pi, for remote locations is being developed.

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Joshua Halpern

Outreach Team Chair, LibreTexts
Josh Halpern is the Outreach Team Chair at the LibreTexts Project and is interested in discussions about how LibreTexts can support OER globally. LibreTexts is not only one of the largest OER textbook repositories but also provides tools foreasy and quick customization of books across... Read More →

Delmar Larsen

University of California, Davis

Tuesday November 26, 2019 16:15 - 16:45 CET
BL27.06 ground floor classroom - Presentations