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LibreFest 2020

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    Virtual Workshops on Online Textbooks and the use of LibreTexts!


    This year's intensive how-to workshop on how to engage your students using online textbooks and the interactive features of LibreTexts is being hosted online! The date for Registration has passed for 2020. 

    This year's workshop will be modified from the original 2-day in-person version to a 3-day online version to accommodate the broad appeal of the workshop to those in many different time zones! 


    Thursday, July 16, 2020 - Day 1: Online Textbooks and the LibreTexts Project

    1:00pm Welcome to LibreFest 2020! (Delmar Larsen, UC-Davis)

    1:30pm Re-thinking the Textbook and the Advantages of Online Texts (Justin Shorb, Hope College) Link to Framework

    2:30pm Demonstration of Existing Resources & Building your own Book


    Q&A Session about everything thus far:

    3:45pm Break
    4:00pm Hands-on time with facilitator help: Using the Remixer (LibreFest Team)
    5:00pm Page Layouts and Structure for Style, Accessibility, and Structure (Brent Krueger, Hope College)
                YouTube How-To Videos
                Construction Guide
                Quick Start Guide for new instructors 
                Example of an excellent course agenda page
                Skills Checklist

    5:30pm Hands-on time with facilitator help: Building a Page 

    7:00 - 9:00 Office Hours for continued support!


    Friday, July 17, 2020 - Day 2: Engaging Students and Administration Support

    1:00pm Re-Cap & Presentations of Progress (Participants)
    2:15pm What interactivity means, and how to incorporate it with OERs (Justin Shorb, Hope College)

    3:15pm Re-remixing and new-remixing (Brent Krueger, Hope College)
    3:30pm Hands-on time with facilitator help: Rethinking our Courses (LibreFest Team)
    4:30pm Discussion of Licensing, Possible Hurdles to Adoption, Hardcopies, and Where to go for Help (Delmar Larsen, UC-Davis)

    5:30pm Where to go from here? (LibreFest Team)

    7:00 - 9:00 Office Hours for continued support!


    Monday, July 20, 2020 - Day 3: How-To Sessions


    Eastern Time Zone

    Room 1

    Room 2 

    Room 3 

    1-2 Jupyter (Belford, Iqbal, & Billen) Link to Video QUERY Homework (Larsen & Agnew) Link to Video General Help
    2-3 Biological and Chemical Visualizations (Jakubowski) Link to Video Online Assessment Technology - WeBWork (Seeburger & Gage) Link to Video General Help
    3-4 Mathematical Visualization: CalcPlot3D (Seeburger) Link to Video Online Assessment Technology - H5P (Moon, Belford & Lisitsyna) Link to Video General Help
    4-5 Course Reports (Goodchild & Lopez) Link to Video LMS Integration (Larsen) Link to Video General Help
    5-6 Annotation (Belford & Lisitsyna) Link to Video Accessibility (Larsen) Link to Video General Help
    7-9     Office Hours

    LibreFest 2020 is shared under a CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 license and was authored, remixed, and/or curated by LibreTexts.

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