ALS header image

Welcome to Affordable Learning Georgia

Affordable Learning Georgia (ALG) is:

  • A University System of Georgia (USG) initiative to promote student success by providing affordable textbook alternatives
  • A one-stop service to help USG faculty and staff identify lower-cost, electronic, free, and Open Educational Resources, building on the cost-effective subscription resources provided by GALILEO and the USG libraries
  • A California State University-MERLOT partner benefit service

USG Open Textbook Project

Dr. Marie Lasseter of the University System of Georgia discusses recent USG efforts to encourage development of Open Textbooks to help reduce the costs of education.

More About Open Textbooks

A Cover to Cover Solution: How Open Textbooks are the Path to Textbook Affordability
A report suggests that open textbooks could reduce the average amount students spend on textbooks by 80% a year.

Affordable Learning Georgia helps to fulfill the University System of Georgia Strategic Plan Imperative 1:

Reaffirm Commitment to Collegiate Access and Affordability. The USG will maintain its longstanding commitment to collegiate access, affordability, and value.

Submit OER Success Stories from Your Campus for Showcasing in ALG

New USG US History I Open Textbook Free to Students

image of USG US History 1 Open Textbook.

History in the Making: A History of the People of the United States of America to 1877