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

Logo saying FLVC and OPEN FL

Join us for the OPEN-FL Monthly Meeting! For more information, click on this link to the event page.

Thank you for joining us in providing and promoting
quality and affordable access to Florida higher education!

Discover and explore select collections of Open Educational Resources (OER) through:

Student Open Access Resource Collection: 

Search collections based on the FL common course numbering system.

Florida Open Academic Library:

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Discover and Explore Additional OER

Find Open Content to Adapt and Create OER

Collaborate with fellow Floridians by joining the listserv:



Who can join?  In short, anyone is welcome:

  • Librarians
  • Instructional Designers 
  • Students, including SGA
  • Faculty 
  • Fiscal Services 
  • Student Services 
  • Accessibility Office 
  • Administration 
  • Bookstore 
  • Registrar
  • Teaching and Learning 
  • Learning Management Services 
  • Retention and Graduate Office 
  • Dual Enrollment; 9-12 High School 
  • Adult Education 
  • You!


Accomplishments by the community:

  • Over 750 Open Educational Resources identified by the statewide Zero Textbook Cost (ZTC) icon through the Florida Open Academic Library
  • Approximately 100 Open Education Network trained trainers for the Faculty Workshop across the state
  • Over 25 individuals certified in Creative Commons
  • Statewide Zero Textbook Cost (ZTC) icon
    • Approved for inclusion in state catalog Florida Shines; highlight your ZTC courses today!
  • Shared strategies and resources, within this guide
  • Copyright Guide
  • Presentations and Events 
  • Defined open as a spectrum, see below
  • OER Review Standards and Approval Rubric: United States Edition