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Guide for the open and affordable learning community of Florida, OPEN FL.

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OPEN FL is open to anyone who is interested in open and affordable learning in the state of Florida.  The community is provided for individuals who want to:

  • Stay informed on open and affordable learning
  • Collaborate with colleagues across the state
  • Share local processes and practices
  • Showcase adoption, adaption, and creation examples
  • Explore community development opportunities
  • Dialogue on hot topics, trends, and tidbits
  • Develop review standards and approval process for OER

Spectrum of Open


The open and affordable community of Florida, OPEN FL, has defined open in a spectrum.  As you begin around the O we start with, public domain, the most open content we can use in an educational setting and where you should start your journey to find suitable, quality content.  When you work your way around the O the openness of the content actually closes, but all efforts support an open and affordable learning environment for our students.

What is the Community Working on?

  • Statewide review standards
    • Submit local or individual standards used or that should be used in the review of a textbook or learning resource
    • Collected review standards will be used to develop OER approval rubric for the state in collaboration with OPEN FL and all FALSC member libraries
  • Webinar Series (Summer - Fall 2019)
  • Open Textbook Network Train the Trainer Workshops (~100 Trainers trained this year!)
  • OER Summit 2020 (Spring 2020- Late April or Early May)
  • Zero Textbook Cost-Spectrum of Open Icon
  • Copyright Guide
  • Accessibility Guide
  • Statewide Database of Open Textbooks and Educational Resources
  • YOUR IDEA HERE-Let the community know what should be next