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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.

Website: http://als.csuprojects.org
Location: Long Beach California, USA
Members: 74
Latest Activity: yesterday

Affordable Learning Solutions Updates

Dear AL$ Coordinators,

Expanding Textbook Affordability Programs on your Campus and Requesting Additional State Funding Opportunities

 

January 30, 2018 at Hyatt LAX

 

The conference brings together higher education institutions who are implementing textbook affordability programs to support their students’ success. 

 

Keynote Speakers

  • Gerry Hanley, PhD, Assistant Vice Chancellor, Academic Technology Services, CSU Office of the Chancellor and Executive Director, MERLOT
  • Mark McBride, Library Senior Strategist, Office of Library and Information Services (OLIS), SUNY System Administration
  • Kaitlyn Vitez, Higher Education Advocate US PIRG (Public Interest Research Groups)
  • Updates and Strategies for Sustaining Textbook Affordability in California Higher Ed
  • OER Services in SUNY: Access, Affordability, and Innovation
  • How to Build Student Leadership around OER

Topics

 

Participants

  • OER and/or campus affordable course materials’ coordinators
  • Academic technology staff including instructional designers
  • Librarians
  • Student government senators and staff
  • Bookstores
  • Faculty developers

Registration

https://tinyurl.com/olc-2018-register

Questions:   cool4ed@cdl.edu

Discussion Forum

Feb. 16-17, 2017 the OLC AB 798 Conference and the Annual AL$ RFP Meeting 2 Replies

The …Continue

Started by Leslie Kennedy. Last reply by Leslie Kennedy Dec 15, 2016.

Resources for AB 798 Grant Fulfillment and New DOE Inclusive Access Guidelines

Hello AL$ community -Yesterday, Gerry Hanley hosted an Innovations Marketplace Webinar conducted by Ed Map about Content Affordability Solutions. CURATE by Ed Map can help you fulfill the requirements for the AB 798 grant including matching Merlot…Continue

Started by Shannon Meadows May 12, 2016.

Textbook Affordability Conference (TAC), UC Davis, April 27-29

Dear AL$ Coordinators, The Textbook Affordability Conference (TAC) is scheduled for April 27-29 at UC Davis.  A registration site has been created to accommodate…Continue

Started by Leslie Kennedy Apr 14, 2016.

AL$ Webinar 2 Replies

Dear AL$ Coordinators,The next AL$ webinar will be a joint meeting of AB798 and AL$ implementation strategies in support of course materials’ affordability programs on your campuses.   If you are not implementing AB798, plan to join the webinar…Continue

Started by Leslie Kennedy. Last reply by Leslie Kennedy May 26, 2016.

AL$ 2016 RFP Available

Request for Proposal  Establishing or Expanding Campus AL$ ProjectsRelease date: March 15, 2016 Each CSU campus may submit one proposal for funding to augment the resources they are using to implement their campus AL$ program.Proposal due…Continue

Started by Leslie Kennedy Mar 21, 2016.

5th Annual Affordable Learning Solutions Workshop & AB 798 RFP Prep Discussion, March 1 & 2, 2016, Los Angeles

The 5th Annual Affordable Learning Solutions (AL$) workshop will be followed by a one day event specifically focused on the …Continue

Started by Leslie Kennedy Dec 14, 2015.

Registration OPEN: Open Access Conference 2015 at SJSU 1 Reply

​Open Access Conference: Learning from ExperienceSan Jose State University, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. LibraryOctober 23, 2015In celebration of Open Access Week, San Jose State University will be hosting its biennial one-day conference on October…Continue

Started by Ann Agee. Last reply by Gerry Hanley Sep 17, 2015.

AL$ Webinar Schedule and Post-Webinar Recordings 2 Replies

AL$ Webinar Schedule and RecordingsFriday, November 20, 201512:00 - 1:00 PMAgenda:Please join the AL$ webinar which will showcase the Fresno State AL$ Initiative and present…Continue

Started by Leslie Kennedy. Last reply by Leslie Kennedy Oct 27, 2015.

Share your ideas "RFP" to faculty adopting open textbook for Fall 2015 COOL funded... 2 Replies

Like to hear your thoughts about how to invite faculty to adopt open textbook for COOL funding; March deadline...Continue

Started by Cyril Oberlander. Last reply by Leslie Kennedy Mar 3, 2015.

Comment Wall

Comment by Sandra Bozarth on March 1, 2016 at 5:00pm
I received your email message Leslie. Thanks
Comment by Linda Woods on May 19, 2016 at 10:00am

Not sure how to start a new thread; but here I go. Has anyone developed a short fact sheet for facult on AB798? I need to put something together to explain it (down and dirty) and thought I'd try here before I reinvent the wheel?  Linda

Comment by Shannon Meadows on May 19, 2016 at 10:08am

This RFP rubric is a good start http://www.cool4ed.org/ab798_rfp.html#Page5

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