Greetings, OER colleagues! Are you planning to attend OpenEd19 in Phoenix? Be sure to stop by Cira Ballroom B at 4:30 pm on Wednesday, October 30 to hear our Executive Director, Delmar Larsen, discuss reimagining the future with Libretexts.
The LibreTexts community focuses on creating and curating online OER libraries that are easy for others to reuse, revise, remix and redistribute to fulfill 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 network of OER textbooks extending across higher education that faculty can edit and enhance to meet their needs. Barriers to OER use will be discussed briefly with emphasis on how LibreTexts overcomes them. Features include annotation (hypothes.is), and computation (Jupyter, 3D visualization and multimedia). In development are online homework systems and direct import from ePrint formats. LibreTexts supports import into LMSs, and printing of chapters as pdfs on demand. Teams are focusing on data-driven assessment of student learning and performance to optimize LibreTexts as well as improving accessibility. LibreTexts are easy to adopt and use, simple to optimize, and backed by educational research with advanced technologies.
Can’t make the presentation? Join us for the poster reception at 5:30 pm, October 30 in the Courtyard.
See you in Phoenix!