CDL Textbook Affordability Group (TAG)

The Center for Distributed Learning recently formed a small subgroup of instructional designers to provide expert guidance on textbook affordability efforts at UCF, principally in the area of open educational resources (OER). 

This subgroup currently supports open textbook projects in the departments of history, English, political science, physics, integrated business, and writing and rhetoric…and is working diligently to establish an “open” culture across university stakeholders. 

Part of this process involves clearly defining the mission at hand, which has manifested itself as follows: 


A Treatise on Open

To all who believe education is a right, not a privilege…

To all who seek access as a gateway to growth…

To all who seek an equitable chance to pursue their dreams…

To all who desire to share knowledge when, where, and how they please…

To all who seek to break down barriers to academic freedom and student success…

…to surpass the impasse

To all, for all, and with all, we stand united at the boundaries of what is expected and what we expect…

…with open minds…open hearts…open hands…

Let’s open education…to all, once and for all…

…dare to be the change for me…

…dare to be the change for we!

Sincerely,

The Textbook Affordability Group (TAG) at UCF:

  • Jim Paradiso
  • Aimee deNoyelles
  • Denise Lowe
  • Debra Luken