The UCF Libraries tracks metrics associated with faculty adoptions of free course materials. Course material types include library-sourced eTextbooks or eBooks, open educational resources (OER), and combinations of multiple sources.
Do you use free or affordable course materials for your courses? If you follow the OER or library-sourced textbook adoption instructions for the bookstore, then we receive this information. If you select “no textbook required,” then we need to hear from you. Ensure these affordability efforts are tracked by informing the textbook affordability librarian.
Since 2016, UCF faculty have taught over 1,200 classes using open or library-sourced materials, in turn reaching over 92,000 students and potentially saving them just over $9.2 million. Savings are calculated as cost of a new book by number of course enrollments as of Fall 2021.