SB 2150 was signed into law by Governor Rick Scott on May 26, 2011. It is now Ch. 2011-63 of the Laws of Florida. As amended, the law, which takes effect July 1, 2011 provides for the following:

The Florida Distance Learning Consortium shall:

  1.  have the responsibility to negotiate with providers of distance learning resources to cut costs for postsecondary education (they are responsible for giving us Blackboard and Elluminate)
  2.  Develop and operate a central instructional content repository that allows public school and postsecondary educational institution users to search, locate, use and contribute digital and electronic instructional resources and content, including open access textbooks. 
  3. The respository must be accessible by learning management systems used by schools and colleges in Florida
  4. The repository must allow institutions to set copyright and access restrictions and track content use
  5. The repository must allow for customization of materials.
  6. The chancellors of the Florida College System and the State University System will promote the increased use of open access textbooks as a method for reducing textbook costs.

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