"Open Educational Resources are teaching, learning and research materials in any medium - digital or otherwise - that reside in the public domain or have been released under an open license that permits no-cost access, use, adaptation and redistribution by others with no or limited restrictions." - William & Flora Hewlett Foundation
According to the Florida Virtual Campus's 2016 Student Textbook and Course Materials Survey, students took the following actions as a result of textbook costs:
Other key findings of the survey:
The mission of ERAU's Daytona Beach campus OER initiative is to provide high-quality, low- or no-cost educational resources to students, and to assist faculty members in adopting, adapting, and creating their own OER materials and courses.
Charter: The Open Educational Resources committee, composed of Task Force on Innovation members as well as representatives of the Faculty, CTLE, Hunt Library, Student Affairs, and the Bookstore, will explore issues and processes related to the identification and adoption of OERs on the Daytona Beach Campus. This will include identifying industry standards, raising awareness of OERs as a substitute for costly textbooks, recommending processes, and addressing related issues as they arise.