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Thursday, August 12 • 2:00pm - 2:50pm
The Textbook You Want Is at Your Fingertips

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LibreTexts is an OER online textbook platform with which you can create your own textbook, use an existing textbook, or modify existing material to meet your needs and your students needs. LibreTexts materials are flexible, adaptable, and accessible. Advantages of use will be discussed, and specific examples of textbook development and classroom use will be presented.

Contact Tom: tneils@retiree.grcc.edu

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Tom Neils

Professor of Chemistry (retired), Grand Rapids Community College
I taught various chemistry courses over a 30-year career at Cornell University, Wisconsin Lutheran College, Hope College, Grand Valley State University, and Grand Rapids Community College. I retired in December 2020 after teaching for 25 years at GRCC. Most of the courses I taught... Read More →

Thursday August 12, 2021 2:00pm - 2:50pm EDT