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Affordable Learning Solutions   Tags: affordable_learning, e-textbooks, open_access, open_educational_resources, textbooks  

The Affordable Learning Solutions campaign promotes low-cost, high-quality alternatives to expensive textbooks.
Last Updated: Oct 13, 2014 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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About Affordable Learning Solutions

Affordable Learning Solutions is a program that enables faculty to choose and provide quality educational content that is more affordable for their students.The program is cited in references as either Affordable Learning Solutions or Open Educational Resources.

Background on Affordable Learning $olutions

Affordable Learning Solutions program has been promoted by the CSU Chancellor's Office for all CSU campuses. Affordable Learning Solutions will provide information on how to minimize the cost of learning resources for students while offering greater access to no- or low-cost academic content for faculty. The Affordable Learning Solutions program builds on the rapid emergence of high quality, digitally delivered content, and on the CSU's long history as a national leader.

The Affordable Learning Solutions Campaign will deploy a multi-pronged approach to ease the financial burden for students by leveraging access to high-quality online instructional materials that are free or low cost through its projects such as Digital Library Services, MERLOT, and the Digital Marketplace. These resources and tools will be integrated into customized campus campaigns that will help provide CSU faculty and staff with the information, training, and support to choose more affordable academic content. The goal of the orchestrated campus campaigns will be to make a CSU degree more affordable for students while protecting quality learning experiences for students.

from CSU's Affordable Learning Solutions Campaign


CSU Affordable Learning Solutions video


CSU Campus Libraries

The following are links to libraries in the California State University system that have developed resource / subject guides on Affordable Learning Solutions / Open Educational Resources:

CSU Chico

CSU Dominguez Hills

CSU Los Angeles

CSU Stanislaus

Sonoma State University

CalPoly Pomona


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