Join the LibreTexts team next week, March 1-5, for a new series of webinars and faculty conversations in celebration of Open Education Week. A full schedule of events is listed below.

Monday, March 1st: 9:30-10:30 (PST): Delmar Larsen

Do You Want to Build a Snowman Textbook? – Empowered OER Construction and Usage with the LibreTexts Platform

This presentation will provide overview of the LibreTexts platform for the construction, dissemination, and application of OER textbooks. A short discussion of the philosophy and benefits of centralized platform approach will be presented with an overview of the tools that faculty have access including: (1) The LibreTexts Libraries with over 350,000 pages of remixable OER, (2) the OER remixer to drag and drop remixing, (3) The LibreLens for automatic attribution, (4) and the ADAPT and QUERY assessment engines, among others.

Zoom code for presentation: https://tinyurl.com/LibreZoom

Monday, March 1: 11-11:30 (PST): Ranjan Rohatgi

LibreTexts Presents a Conversation with Dr. Ranjan Rohatgi

Join LibreTexts for a short conversation with Dr. Ranjan Rohatgi as he discusses using the platform, coupled with Lightboard technology, in his Math courses at Saint Mary’s College in Indiana.

Zoom code for presentation: https://tinyurl.com/LibreZoom

Tuesday, March 2nd: 10:30-11:30 (PST): Delmar Larsen

Adapt and Query – Introducing the LibreTexts Comprehensive Summative Homework Assessment System

To complement OER textbooks, we will discuss the development of the QUERY and ADAPT online assessment infrastructure. Underlying both technologies is the formative and summative applications of H5P, Webwork and IMathAS technologies that allow faculty to use online technologies as summative assessments to augment textbook (summatively), to embed into LMS or to be used as in-class clicker systems.

Zoom code for presentation: https://tinyurl.com/LibreZoom

Tuesday, March 2nd: 12:30-1 (PST): Brian Lindshield

LibreTexts Presents a Conversation with Dr. Brian Lindshield

Join us for a short conversation with Dr. Brian Lindshield, Kansas State University, as he discusses piloting the new LibreTexts homework system, Adapt, in his Nutrition course.

Zoom code for presentation: https://tinyurl.com/LibreZoom

Wednesday, March 3rd 10:00 – 12:00 PM (PST): Delmar Larsen

How to Customize, Re-mix, and Distribute Text-books of the Future with-in the LibreTexts Platform

This presentation will focus on how faculty and authors can leverage the largest repository of living OER content available today with over 300,000 online pages of content for building customized textbooks. After a general overview of the project, audience will learn how to use the OER Remixer to drag-and-drop existing content into new organizations and learn of the new Content Modula-tion Editing (CME) infrastructure to guide effective, legal, and ethical remixing of content from different licensing. We will debut the new “LibreLens” application that facilitates intra-page cross-licensing remixing efforts that tracks content origin, authorships, and attributions.

This is formally part of the North Dakota University System OER Virtual Conference (https://ndus.edu/oer/)

Thursday, March 4th: 10:30-11:30 (PST): Delmar Larsen

Exporting OER to the Masses – A Critical Evaluation of Distributing OER at Scale

This presentation will address a personal perspective of the state of affairs of the OER community including where we are, where we are going and what needs to be addressed. We will provide a comprehensive overview of the rational underpinning the construction of the LibreTexts, the issues in operating at scale and disseminating a million pageviews daily. An overview of the export options available to hosted textbooks including PDF, common cartridge, print bookstore and the expectations for full EPUB3 output (PeBL books) and the LibreTexts-in-a-Box and -in-a-phone efforts.

Zoom code for presentation: https://tinyurl.com/LibreZoom

Friday, March 5th: 10:30-11:30 (PST): Delmar Larsen

How to Build the Textbook of the Future – Advanced Features into your OER Text

Building the Textbook of the future requires tools of the future. This presentation addresses the tools that authors have access to in creating such books including the ADAPT summative homework system, interactive visualizations, dynamic annotations, embeddable executable code with a depot of curatable technology-enabled learning objects.

Zoom code for presentation: https://tinyurl.com/LibreZoom