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Connect OER

Open Education

University of Central Florida

Orlando, FL, United States
Official Website @UCF

Type: Public 4-Year, Research University
Annual Enrollment: 60,767

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OER LibGuide


The University of Central Florida is one of the largest institution's in the country based on student enrollments, relies heavily on state-allocated performance based funding, and adheres to state legislative mandates regarding college affordability measures. It is within this environment that a team of librarians and instructional designers began advocating for textbook affordability on campus. Over the past 24 months the librarian/instructional designer working group has called high level meetings with campus stakeholders, presented on TA at faculty professional development conferences, and worked closely with faculty to support their adoption of no/low-cost course materials. Our approach consists of three models: 1) replace course materials on a one to one basis with library-sourced items; 2) adopt existing OER (such as OpenStax) and integrate into the learning management system; and 3) create an open text.

Campus Details

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Point of Contact

Penny Beile
Associate Director, Libraries