ALX Requesting Grant Proposals
The Affordable Learning Exchange (ALX) is requesting proposals to participate in its next cohort. ALX awards grants to instructors who want to transform their courses using open and affordable materials. Any course at The Ohio State University is eligible for consideration–from small seminars to large, multi-section general education courses.
High support: Over $1K and up to $12K. Includes full project management support and access to technical support resources. Intended for applicant who plans a course redesign around affordable and open course materials, and will reduce student spend to $0.
Light support: $1K, no budget proposal required. Limited project management support. Access to technical support resources. Intended for applicant who plans a course redesign around affordable and open course materials, and will reduce student spend to $0.
Affordable syllabus review:
Making a 100% switch from a conventional textbook to an open textbook doesn’t work for everyone. This $500 grant partners faculty with liaison librarians to review your course syllabus and make recommendations for alternative, low cost or free content mapped to course topics and outcomes. Content is sourced from University Libraries as well as open content from reliable sources. Applying for this grant means that you agree to:
- Meet at least 3 times with your liaison librarian throughout the project period (Jan 19-Aug 19)
- Share your most recent syllabus for a course you are teaching starting in AU ‘19
- Review content and provide feedback on alternatives provided
- Replace at least 25% of your course materials with suggested free or open content