US: Florida: H.B. 5201 Postsecondary Education Funding

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Date: 2010/07/01
Policy Status: Proposed
Language: en
Jurisdiction: Province / State
Country: United States of America
Institution: Florida State Legislature
Policy license: copyright

Tags: Bill, Draft law, Florida

Policy Title: H.B. 5201 Postsecondary Education Funding - Go to the policy
Author(s): Marlene O'Toole

Description: (PDF) Information dealing with open textbooks and open resources can be found on lines 853-858. Requires the Florida Virtual Campus "(f) Promote and provide recommendations concerning the use and distribution of open-access textbooks and education resources as a method for reducing costs and work with public postsecondary education institutions in developing a standardized process for the review and approval of open-access textbooks." The Florida Virtual Campus is established to provide access to online student and library support services and to serve as a statewide resource and clearinghouse for public postsecondary education distance learning courses and degree programs.

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