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 Summer 2017

Since ALG’s funded inception in Fiscal Year 2014-2015, all ALG programs have saved students a total projected $31.8 million dollars in textbook costs, affecting 259,509 students. In Summer Semester 2017, ALG programs have already saved students $5,671,829 in textbook costs, affecting 37,190 students.

Once all grant projects are fully implemented, these projects will save students $20.4 million dollars per year in textbook costs.

The following files contain all ALG savings data, including Textbook Transformation Grants and eCore student savings.

Savings Data Brief as of Summer 2017
Excel Sheet for All ALG Savings Data as of Summer 2017

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.