A centre of research and practice to develop and promote open educational resources

Welcome to the Free Curricula Centre!

The Free Curricula Centre is a community of research and practice founded in 2003 with the goal of reducing the cost of textbooks and other curricular materials to zero through the use of open educational resources (OER).

FCC is now housed at New World University, where it supports the university's mission to provide quality, affordable higher education to individuals in economically developing countries.

If you're a student, please see our list of free textbooks, which you can download and use right away without cost. Our list of textbooks is organised with New World University students in mind, but students everywhere are welcome to use them!

If you are an education professional or researcher, please see our overview for educators and related pages on how we work, licensing, and research output and opportunities.

For both audiences, we offer links to other organisations in the Open Educational Resources movement.