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.
In addition to offering professional development activities during the summer, AL$ has been in the news and shared via presentations, as well.
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.
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 Leslie Kennedy May 30.
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.
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.
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
Started by Jeffrey Kahn. Last reply by Sandra Bozarth Mar 15, 2013.
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.
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
Started by Sorel Reisman Mar 13, 2012.