About Us

Affordable Learning Georgia (ALG) is a USG initiative to promote student success by supporting the implementation of affordable alternatives to expensive commercial textbooks, particularly Open Educational Resources (OER) and open textbooks such as OpenStax Textbooks, which are both free and customizable for exactly what a faculty member would like to teach within their courses. We also encourage the use of electronic resources made available through GALILEO.

ALG pursues these goals in a few primary ways:

ALG began as a GALILEO pilot initiative in 2013 addressing both Complete College Georgia and the USG 2013-2018 Strategic Plan’s Imperative 1. We were funded in 2014 by the state legislature.

For more information on grants, student success, and even peer-reviewed research done by USG faculty, please check our ALG Statistics, Research, and Reports page.