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Open Educational Resources





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"OER (Open Educational Resources) are teaching, learning, and research resources that reside in the public domain or have been released under an intellectual property license that permits their free use and repurposing by others. OER included full courses, course materials, modules, textbooks, streaming videos, tests, software, and any other tools, materials or techniques used to support access to knowledge." SPARC (2017). OER Mythbusing . Washington, DC: SPARC. 


Florida Textbook and Instructional Materials Affordability
FLA. STAT. 1004.085 (2016)
Textbook and Instructional Materials Affordability - Requires colleges to expand efforts to
reduce textbook and instructional materials costs
Fla. Admin. Code R.  6A-14.092
Textbook Affordability Board of Education rule to implement statute
EFSC Board of Trustees
Textbook and instructional materials selection for high enrollment general education courses with wide cost variance and no cost for the same course. Initiatives to reduce the cost of textbooks and instructional materials. Post textbook and instructional materials 45 days before the semester.
Textbook Affordability Ad Hoc Committee (2018)
Reasons for courses with high variability in costs - Initiatives to reduce cost of textbooks and instructional materials Cost-benefit analysis factors used for selecting instructional materials
Educational Materials Process - Educational Material Sample Rubric - Educational Material Cost/Benefit Analysis Sample 
Online Learning Steering Committee, OER Workgroup (2019- ) 


Please contact an Eastern Florida State College Librarian if you experience any barriers to accessing these materials or need research help. Cocoa 321-433-7662 Melbourne 321-433-5576 Palm Bay 321-433-5275 Titusville 321-433-5036

This Research Guide was created by Marian Smith, Instructor/Librarian, EFSC Libraries

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