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Affordable Learning Solutions Community


Affordable Learning Solutions Community

This online community is for members of the California State University and the higher education community to share their strategies for improving the affordability of quality course materials for students.

Location: Long Beach California, USA
Members: 54
Latest Activity: Nov 12

Affordable Learning Solutions Updates

In addition to offering professional development activities, AL$ has been in the news.

The Los Angeles Times posted an article about the Affordable Learning Solutions Initiative on August 1, 2014 entitled "Cal State looks for ways to drive down cost of textbooks."      LA Times AL$ Article 8-1-14 (PDF)

Gerry presented an AL$ update to the CSU Board of Trustees (PDF) on July 22, 2014.  

Leslie presented on MERLOT II and AL$ at the MN eLearning Summit on July 30, 2014.  

Discussion Forum

AL$ Professional Development 3 Replies

You are invited to participate in an upcoming professional development series that has been designed specifically for CSU. Please join Erin Walker, Higher Education Learning Technology Consultant, for an interactive professional development series -…Continue

Started by Leslie Kennedy. Last reply by Erin Walker Oct 13.

AL$ Webinars 1 Reply

A key goal of the CSU’s Affordable Learning Solutions (AL$) initiative  is to support faculty choosing quality course materials that are more affordable for their students. This webinar…Continue

Started by Leslie Kennedy. Last reply by Leslie Kennedy Nov 12.

AL$ 2014 Request for Proposals 2 Replies

Dear CSU-AL$ community,The attached document provides the guidelines for you to submit your campus proposal for advancing your AL$ program.    If you have questions, please contact Leslie Kennedy…Continue

Started by Gerry Hanley. Last reply by Gerry Hanley Mar 12.

AL$ Workshop 2014 - Meet/Greet and Follow Up 12 Replies

We are looking forward to your participation at the AL$ workshop on Feb. 26-27 next week.  In anticipation of a myriad of presentations, please take a few minutes to introduce yourself in this AL$ online community beforehand.  Please tell us your…Continue

Started by Leslie Kennedy. Last reply by Leslie Kennedy Mar 10.

LMS Integration in support of AL$ 15 Replies

The Affordable Learning Solutions (AL$) community includes those interested in bring digital content and tools into the learning management system.  I am a consultant to AL$, specializing in LMS integrations and am a resource to help inform the…Continue

Tags: LTI, IMS, BLTI, Common Cartridge, block

Started by Jeffrey Kahn. Last reply by Sandra Bozarth Mar 15, 2013.

AL$ Library Services 4 Replies

Here we'll discuss various initiatives libraries can undertake to promote their content and services to faculty in order to reduce the cost of course reading materials.In the coming weeks and months, I'll be showcasing some of the initiatives we're…Continue

Started by David Walker. Last reply by vanglisa Feb 26.

AL$ MERLOT Campus Support

Fundamental to the deployment of an Affordable Learning Solutions (AL$) strategy at your institution, is the effective use of MERLOT services by your community. These MERLOT services include:Open education resources (OERs) such as those that exist…Continue

Tags: Education, Resources, Open, MERLOT, learning

Started by Sorel Reisman Mar 13, 2012.

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