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Textbook Transformation Grants

  • No­‐Cost­‐to­‐Students Learning Materials Proposals in this category will address faculty replacing their existing textbook in a specific course with no-cost learning materials.
  • OpenStax Textbooks OpenStax Textbook adoption grants are designed to support faculty driven work required for adoption of a specific textbook for a specific course.
  • Course Pack Pilots Proposals in this category will address faculty replacing their existing textbook or existing course pack in a specific course with a library-supported course pack.
  • Transformations-at-Scale Proposals in this category will address groups of faculty replacing their existing textbooks in projects that requiring more implementation time and/or larger teams in order to produce large scale impacts on affordability.

Happy Holidays from OpenStax: Featuring Matt Williamson, GCSU

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Affordable Learning Strategies from Kennesaw State University

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Affordable Learning Georgia: GCSU

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Affordable Learning Georgia: Dr. Houston Davis

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Substitute GALILEO Resources for Textbooks

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Discover, Search and Find

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:

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How We're Helping Students

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.

In partnership with eCore, the USG Libraries, GALILEO, the USG University Presses, and national partners including California State University and Open Stax, 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 50 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 adoptions and adaptations of open educational resources, University System of Georgia professors are already saving students in total over $1,000,000 per year: USG Faculty Using Open Educational Resources to Replace Textbooks at No Cost to Students

Affordable Learning Georgia is also working with USG college stores to support increased choice and low-cost access for students to learning materials.

ALG is collecting Student Success Stories, supporting advocacy, and gathering current research and literature on open educational resources to maximize the impact our projects have on success for USG students.

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Create, Adapt and Share

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:

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