Critical and Contemporary Issues in Education
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Since open and library-subscribed educational resources are located throughout the Web, Affordable Learning Georgia has provided the following guides to help you find new OERs and library resources for your courses:
Affordable Learning Georgia seeks to increase access to a college education through making educational resources more affordable for USG students by supporting Open Educational Resource adoption, adaptation, and creation and use of materials in GALILEO and USG libraries. OER textbook replacement has been found to increase both retention and completion rates, and the process of implementing OER has proved transformative for faculty instructors’ teaching and learning practices.
In partnership with eCore, the USG Libraries, GALILEO, the USG University Presses, and national partners including the California State University and OpenStax College, Affordable Learning Georgia is funding and supporting efforts to replace commercial learning materials with no-cost-to-student alternatives, with a focus on the Top 100 USG lower-division Core courses. These courses are the fundamental building blocks of a college education. Easy, no-cost-access to learning materials helps to ensure student retention and completion of these courses, and helps students to stay on track for degree completion.
Through the adoption, adaptation, and creation of open educational resources, University System of Georgia faculty and staff are saving students an estimated $16.5 million in textbook cost savings, FY 15-16, through Textbook Transformation Grants and the open textbook partnership with eCore.
ALG is also working with USG college stores to support increased choice and low-cost access for students to learning materials.
ALG is acknowledging innovative efforts in OER, supporting advocacy, and gathering current research and literature on open educational resources to maximize the impact our projects have on success for USG students.×
Open licensing enables open educational resources to be freely shared, adapted, and implemented within your courses. Learn more about the creation, adaptation, and sharing available through OERs using these pages: