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ALG Statistics, Research, and Reports

For the most current reporting of ALG statistics and research, please consult the following articles and reports on this page:

ALG Student Savings Data: Updated February 2018

Since ALG’s funded inception in Fiscal Year 2014-2015, all ALG programs have saved students a total projected 31.3 million dollars in textbook costs, affecting 219,343 students.

  • Textbook Transformation Grants: $25.2 million saved, 167,979 students affected
  • eCore: $6.1 million saved, 51,364 students affected

All 26 USG institutions have participated in Affordable Learning Georgia’s Textbook Transformation Grants, with 347 applications received and 175 funded projects.

Textbook Transformation Grant Round Summary Reports

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

Summary: Round One
Summary: Round Two
Summary: Rounds Three, Four, and Five
Spreadsheet for Rounds Three, Four, and Five Summary

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

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.