Some interesting survey results from this project.
Here is a direct link to the executive summaries of student and of faculty/administrators survey results.
The cost of textbooks continue to take a toll on students, but their are largely unaware of OER. Faculty and administrators are beginning to recognize open access textbooks and course materials, but not to use them very heavily.
According to their website, "The
Open Access Textbooks Grant Project is working with others involved in
open content to create a sustainable model for Florida and other
states to discover, produce, and disseminate open textbooks. This
three-year initiative was funded by a grant from the Fund for the
Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE). The project builds on
efforts in Florida and across the U.S. to create a sustainable open
textbook model and a collaborative community to further implementation
of open textbooks."