FIU is one of the 11 universities and schools across the nation selected to be part of the 2017-18 OpenStax Institutional Partnership Program. OpenStax is a nonprofit organization based at Rice University with a mission to improve student access to education through open access textbooks and educational resources. As an institutional partner, FIU will receive consulting services to assess and improve our OER efforts, tech support for adoption of OpenStax content, webinars, and more.
FIU’s application to the program was authored by Gus Roque of FIU Online, in consultation with the FIU Textbook Affordability Committee and the FIU Libraries.
Read the official Press Release!
Please browse through this guide to find open resources that are available as well as opportunities to contribute to and/or create open access textbooks.
Why consider Open Textbooks?
Some of the Benefits of Open Access Textbooks include:
Reduce Costs for Students