ALG Statistics, Research, and Reports

ALG Student Savings Data: Updated Spring 2021

Since ALG’s funded inception in Fiscal Year 2014-2015, all USG-sponsored textbook affordability programs have saved students over a total projected 100 million dollars in textbook costs, affecting over 650,000 cumulative student enrollments.

  • Textbook Transformation Grants: $86.2 million saved, 535,054 cumulative student enrollments affected
  • eCore and eMajor: $18.9 million saved, 164,249 cumulative student enrollments affected
    • Affordable Learning Georgia sponsored the implementation of the first 15 eCore OER courses.
    • eCampus savings data is sent to us directly from the eCampus team.

All 26 USG institutions have participated in Affordable Learning Georgia’s Textbook Transformation Grants, with over 700 applications received and 450 funded projects.

For an in-depth look at our data and institution-specific reports, visit the ALG Data Center.

Textbook Transformation Grant Round Summary Reports

The following reports contain comprehensive analyses of each round of Affordable Materials Grants including student savings, learning and retention outcomes, and student perceptions of OER.

2020 Final Report Summary
2019 Final Report Summary
2018 Final Report Summary
2017 Final Report Summary
2016 Final Report Summary
2015 (Round Two) Final Report Summary
2014 (Round One) Final Report Summary

System-wide Survey on OER

This white paper outlines the results of an extensive survey distributed to all faculty and professional staff in the USG which collected the perceptions, use, and barriers to adopting open educational resources, along with conclusions about how Affordable Learning Georgia could more effectively meet the specific needs of USG faculty and staff in the future.

2018 USG OER Survey
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Institutional Affordable Learning Programs

Individual USG institutions are joining the effort to make educational resources more affordable. The following programs which also support affordable educational resources implementation and creation are funded and managed by one USG institution:

University of Georgia: Affordable Course Materials Grants

Peer-Reviewed Research on OER Perceptions and Efficacy by USG Authors

Grissett, J. and Huffman, C. (2019). “An Open versus Traditional Psychology Textbook: Student Performance, Perceptions, and Use.” Psychology Teaching and Learning.

Colvard, N., Watson, E., and Park, H. (2018). “The Impact of Open Educational Resources on Various Student Success Metrics.” International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education.

Lawrence, C. and Lester, J. (2018). “Evaluating the effectiveness of adopting Open Educational Resources in an Introductory American Government course.” Journal of Political Science Education.

Watson, E. Domizi, D., and Clouser, S. (2017). “Student and faculty perceptions of OpenStax in high enrollment courses.” International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 18(5).

Vojtech, G. and Grissett, J. (2017). “Student perceptions of college faculty who use OER.” International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 18(4).

Chiorescu, M. (2017). “Exploring open educational resources for college algebra.” International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 18(4).

Croteau, E. (2017). “Measures of student success with textbook transformations: The Affordable Learning Georgia Initiative.” Open Praxis, 9(1).

For any questions about ALG’s savings data and grant reports, please contact Jeff Gallant at affordablelearninggeorgia@usg.edu.