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Chemistry LibreTexts

1: Project Organization

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    135335
  • The content in the Libretexts is organized in the following sections (which may not be fully implemented in each constituent librarian of the project the chemistry library is most developed).

    • Campus Courses: The content in this section is formulated as campus-dependent and faculty-dependent courses. They are customized by faculty, often in collaboration with developers on the LibreText Development team and may include content from any other sections of the Libretext libraries (both within and outside of the respective library that is resides).
    • Bookshelves: The content in this section is organized by subject and is meant as an encyclopedia/glossary of sorts, but formulated within a textbook presentation including problems, exercises, videos etc. The content of these modules may be reused in the campus course sections, but is meant primarily to supplement the content in them.
      • Textmaps are constructed and organized around existing textbooks. The principal goal of the textmaps is to provide an easily to adopt alternative to faculty’s existing textbook choices. As such, the content in the textmaps are less flexible (one constructed and optimized) than the course.
    • Homework Exercises: This is where we organize our homework exercises and solutions. A faculty only section may exist that is accessible to faculty only for use in homework and exams.
    • Ancillary Materials
      • Worksheets: In class actives for engaged learning.
      • Exemplars and Case Studies: Exemplars are subject-specific examples that illustrate specific concepts. Case studies discuss the analyses of specific topics from multi-aspect perspectives.
      • Visualization: These are interactive web-based tutorials and simulations that take advantage of computational resources of an online resource. This involve other active feedback simulations including virtual laboratories, tutorials, and real-time concept tests.
      • References: Tables of constants typically found in textbook appendices or reference books are found in this section.
      • Laboratories Experiments and Demonstrations: These are traditional experimental write-ups and demonstrations to increase student attention and engagement in class.

    Campus Courses

    The content in this section is formulated as campus-dependent and faculty-dependent textbooks. They are customized by faculty, often in collaboration with developers on the LibreText team and may include content from any other sections of the Libretext libraries (both within and outside of the respective library that is resides).

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    Figure: For the student, the course LibreText is the “decoder” to the 25,000 pages of content in the libraries

    Bookshelves

    Textbook Maps are an attempt to recreate that for existing textbooks to facilitate adoption. Faculty do not need to recreate the wheel to generate a LibreText for their class and can peruse the existing LibreTexts; then they can be adapted to that instructor’s specific desires. 

    The Core is separated into the primary sections and is meant a supplementary material to augment the LibreTexts (that are custom designed and developed "textbooks" for individual instructors, classes or schools) or Textbook Maps (content organized to "recreate" existing textbooks).

    Homework Exercises

     

    Ancillary Materials

    The LibreTexts worksheets are documents with questions or exercises for students to complete and record answers and are intended to help a student become proficient in a particular skill that was taught to them in class.

    Students can choose from a wide variety of “exemplars”—subject-specific examples that illustrate each concept. Exemplars are arranged in “tracks” that run through the entire course. One track contains most of the topics and concepts included in a typical general chemistry course; topics are arranged by headings similar to textbook chapter titles and subheadings similar to textbook chapter sections.