Workshop: Open Access Textbooks Information Session          

Course ID - CTD0195b

Short Title: Open Textbooks  

 Audience    Faculty
Length of Workshop:       1 hour 

Susie Henderson, Executive Director, The Orange Grove and Meredith Morris-Babb, Director, University Press of Florida, will hold a series of information sessions to introduce Orange Grove Texts Plus, a new e-book initiative, which provides open access textbooks, monographs, and primary documents for individual and classroom use with an option to purchase a printed copy of the book. Orange Grove Texts+ is a joint venture of the University Press of Florida and The Orange Grove, Florida's digital repository.

Open access is a new approach to distribution and publishing and are freely available with nonrestrictive licenses that enable faculty to customize a textbook for their course and students to download or print at a fraction of the cost, or, to order a cost effective textbook.

 The Orange Grove, Florida’s Digital Repository for Instructional Resources, is a digital online repository of no cost instructional and professional development resources including downloadable textbooks. The Orange Grove allows users to access educational resources, lesson plans, video and audio clips and digital textbooks to all faculty students and general public.  There is no fee to create an account and access the information.

University Press of Florida (UPF) is the official publisher of the state’s universities, state colleges, and community colleges.  UPF publish book of scholarly interest and original research, books of general interest and significance to the state and the region, and books used as texts and educational resources throughout the K-24 system.


As a result of successful completion of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Explain how to access and use Florida Orange Grove material 
  • Identify ways to use open access materials in a course

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Registration information
Course ID: CTD0195b 
Course Title: Open Textbooks  
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How to Register

Registration for CT&D workshops are through the Student Information and Registration system.  The process for registering for a CTD workshop will be the same as registering for a regular class at MDC.  

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Make a note of the Reference Number for the workshop then go to Registration Instructions

Once you have registered for a class, you can print your schedule.    Please make every effort to attend once you've registered as seats are limited.     However, If you need to drop, you can also do this through the Web Registration screen.     CTD classes will appear on your transcript as non-credit classes.

If you need special assistance to participate in this workshop due to a disability, please call CT&D at 7-2366 so that appropriate arrangements can be made.  College Training and Development complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act.