Welcome! The Orange Grove is a online library of openly available instructional resources for Florida's educators. We support faculty in meeting a core value of education: to openly share one's knowledge with others. Many of the resources, such as our Open Textbook collection, are openly available to the public. The repository can also be integrated with a Florida Higher Education Institution's learning management system such as Blackboard. Tutorials for using the repository are available in Resources.

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NUTN Award

awardWe are pleased to announce Orange Grove Textbooks Plus (OGT+) has won a 2011 NUTN Distance Education Innovation Award from the National University Technology Network (NUTN). OGT+ is a partnership between the Florida Distance Learning Consortium, University Press of Florida, and WebAssign. The nomination for the award called for answers to seven specific questions. Access the OGT+ nomination, “Orange Grove Texts Plus: Providing Affordable, Adaptable, and Accessible Open Textbooks to Faculty and Students”, which describes the OGT+ innovation with answers to these questions. Program Schedule.

Florida Open Textbook Update

Open Textbooks Concepts in Calculus I and the associated WebAssign ancillaries are now available. This book was supported by the UF Provost and developed by the UF math department faculty. The book was piloted by UF and deployed to over 900 students. The book has also been adopted by FIU for Fall.

New open textbooks are under development by UF, FAU, and FSU.

- Calculus II and Calculus III are being developed and should be available Spring 2012.

- Theatre Appreciation is also being developed by faculty at UF. Book is currently $140.00. Professors from UWF and Broward have also volunteered to help write the Theatre Appreciation textbook.

- American Government been developed by Timothy Linse at FAU and is being piloted.

- An Instructional Design textbook is being developed by FSU.