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ALG Statistics, Research, and Reports

ALG Student Savings Data: Updated to Spring 2020 Data

Since ALG’s funded inception in Fiscal Year 2014-2015, all USG-sponsored textbook affordability programs have saved students a total projected 82.5 million dollars in textbook costs, affecting over 536,000 cumulative student enrollments.

  • Textbook Transformation Grants: $69.2 million saved, 417,169 cumulative student enrollments affected
  • eCore: $13.3 million saved, 119,816 cumulative student enrollments affected
    • Affordable Learning Georgia sponsored the implementation of the first 15 eCore OER courses.
    • eCore 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 600 applications received and 401 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 ALG Textbook Transformation Grants including student savings, learning and retention outcomes, and student perceptions of OER.

2019 Calendar Year Final Report Summary
Spreadsheet for 2019 Report
2018 Calendar Year Final Report Summary
Spreadsheet for 2018 Report
2017 Calendar Year Final Report Summary
Spreadsheet for 2017 Report
2016 Calendar Year Final Report Summary
Spreadsheet for 2016 Report
Round Two (2015-2016) Summary
Round One (2014-2015) Summary

System-wide Survey on OER

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.