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 USG-sponsored textbook affordability 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
    • Affordable Learning Georgia sponsored the implementation of the first 15 eCore OER courses.
    • eCore savings data comes from the annual eCore factbook.

All 26 USG institutions have participated in Affordable Learning Georgia’s Textbook Transformation Grants, with 406 applications received and 210 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.

2017 Summary: Rounds Six, Seven, and Eight
Spreadsheet for Rounds Six, Seven, and Eight
2016 Summary: Rounds Three, Four, and Five
Spreadsheet for Rounds Three, Four, and Five
2015-2016 Summary: Round Two
2014-2015 Summary: Round One

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

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.