In 2022 the LibreTexts project grew to include new technologies like our Commons&Conductor catalog and project management system, our H5P studio, LibreStudio, and the official launch of our open homework and assessment system, ADAPT. Collectively, the technologies that make up the larger LibreVerse reached over half a billion page views in 2022, a milestone we will double in early 2023.
Also in 2023 LibreTexts will celebrate its 15th anniversary during OpenEd Week (March 6-10)! Stay tuned for news on how we plan to ring in this milestone all year long as we continue to provide the open education community with all the cutting edge technology and customer support you’ve come to expect from the LibreTexts team.
ADAPT is Ready for its Close-Up
LibreTexts open homework and assessment system, ADAPT, continues to grow and expand with over 100 courses completed since beta testing began in 2020. ADAPT is quickly demonstrating the power of combining a truly open homework system with open educational resources (OER) in courses across a number of disciplines. Instructors can use ADAPT to augment existing and newly constructed OER textbooks with summative exercises and embed them in Canvas as well as in LibreTexts textbooks. ADAPT also empowers faculty to build and use existing questions in multiple modalities: formative vs. summative, autograded vs. open-ended grading, and embedded in Canvas or open textbooks. Autograded questions in ADAPT are based on four technologies: H5P, WebWork, IMathAS, and native (QTI) that can be used interchangeably to allow for maximal impact.
– 421,000 auto-graded questions were submitted.
– 5,300 assignment grades were passed back to learning management systems.
– 153,000 questions are now available in the system.
Interested in using ADAPT in your course? Let us know: firstname.lastname@example.org.
LibreTexts Global Impact
The LibreTexts project continues to expand our efforts to increase awareness of, and encourage the use of open educational resources (OER) on a global level. In 2022, via a request within the UNESCO Global Education Consortium, LibreTexts collaborated with NICE CXone to add real-time Ukrainian translation to all half a million pages of OER on the LibreTexts site. Additionally, with the support of Amazon Web Services Cloud the complete machine translation of this content along with full export options were also completed.
We were also honored to be recognized by OEGlobal’s Awards for Excellence for best Open Curation/Repository for the LibreTexts platform, and Open Infrastructure for the LibreTexts Remixer in 2022. These awards recognize nearly fifteen years of increasingly cutting edge work by our team of dedicated educators and technology specialists. In 2023 we look forward to expanding on these technologies, and sharing them more widely with the greater global open education community.
LibreNet Continues to Grow
LibreNet, LibreTexts new consortium for partners in open education, membership continues to grow. In 2022 we welcomed 8 new members, including Evergreen Valley College, Fullerton College, Thompson River University, and Heritage University. LibreTexts is, at its heart, a community driven effort to contribute to the open education movement that seeks to lower costs for students as well as expand access to quality open educational resources (OER) for teaching faculty. LibreNet membership is one means by which we are facilitating connections between new and seasoned open education practitioners. It is also a means to grow our sustainability model in order to ensure the future of these collaborations remains open and affordable.
LibreNet members receive an unlimited number of custom texts on a branded campus bookshelf on the LibreTexts platform, as well as a branded and customized campus commons on our Commons&Conductor site. Also included in membership is a three hour jumpstart training session for your campus. Additional benefits are available on as as needed basis for an additional fee.
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LibreTexts founder and Executive Director, Delmar Larsen was awarded the UC Davis Chancellor’s Innovation award in June of 2022. The awards “recognize faculty, community partners and industry leaders developing innovative solutions to improve the lives of others and address important needs in our global society.” For more information visit the UC Davis website.