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Lower the cost of textbooks for your students through an Affordable Learning Georgia (ALG) Textbook Transformation Grant

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The GSU Library and The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning are collaborating with GALILEO’s Affordable Learning Georgia to offer grants for teaching faculty who would like to reduce textbooks costs for their students by adopting, adapting, or creating textbooks … Continue reading

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Textbook Transformation Grants Round Nine: Due April 30, 2017

The ALG Textbook Transformation Grants Round Nine Request for Proposals has been released, and Round Nine is currently open. Round Nine applications are due on April 30, 2017. Request for Proposals Link The Request for Proposals, including all details regarding the Textbook Transformation … Continue reading

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Transform Your Textbooks! Affordable Learning Georgia Textbook Transformation Grants: Round Six

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Affordable Learning Georgia’s Textbook Transformation Grants support the replacement of expensive commercial textbooks with low-cost, no-cost, and open educational resources. Use existing open educational resources such as OpenStax College Textbooks, no-cost-to-students library and web resources, and new affordable authoring applications and … Continue reading

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Textbook Transformation Grants Call for Proposals Rounds 3-5

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Affordable Learning Georgia has issued a call for proposals for their Textbook Transformation Grants here.  The grants support the adoption of low-cost or no cost course materials. This is the rounds 3-5 of Textbook Transformation grant opportunities. So far, these … Continue reading

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Why Professors are creating and using free and open textbooks

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College textbook prices are increasing faster than tuition and inflation. The College Board estimates that students need $1200 per year for textbooks. Based on that number, students in the University System of Georgia (USG) could spend $360,000,000 this year on … Continue reading

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Textbook Transformation Grants Call for Proposals

Affordable Learning Georgia has issued a call for proposals for their Textbook Transformation Grants.  The grants support the adoption of low-cost or no cost course materials. This is the second round of Textbook Transformation grant opportunities; the first round resulted … Continue reading

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Kicking off Open Access Week with Affordable Learning Georgia

Open Access Week begins today and runs through October 26.  This international event helps scholars and researchers spread the word about open access to scholarly articles, open data, and open educational resources. In celebration, the GSU library will be blogging … Continue reading

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Emerging Technologies for Online Learning Conference–April 9-11

    Streamed Live on Campus Aderhold, Room 423       Attend all of the sessions or drop by for the ones that most interest you. No registration necessary. Seating is limited to 25, so come early to ensure … Continue reading

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Teach effectively and creatively with open content and other affordable solutions

Several library blogs this week have focused on locating and using open resources.  However, it can be challenging to determine the most effective way to incorporate these materials into your course. Listed below are three services to help you get … Continue reading

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How does the cost of textbooks and other course materials affect your students?

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Instructors often only consider costs after locating the best resources they can find for their course.  This makes sense because we want our students to have access to high quality resources. However, when it comes to student success and completion, … Continue reading

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