Case Studies

ALX grants help faculty transform their course materials for courses of all sizes and types at Ohio State. Typical projects employ multiple strategies, including adopting an open textbook, adapting or remixing open-licensed materials or even creating brand new resources. Each project results in a customized learning experience for students.

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2016    2017

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2017 Cohort


Satyapriya will create a digital product to train residents in the College of Medicine and beyond.


Sterenberg will replace a required textbook with a collection of free materials, including, first-person expertise from 8-10 established professionals and videos that explain key...

East Asian Languages and Literatures

Xie will replace a textbook with openly-licensed texts and videos, and library resources in conjunction with original material based on lecture notes. 


Hartman will be building on her previous ALX project, leading a team of subject matter experts from partner institutions to develop open assessment tools for macroeconomics.

Engineering Education

As part of her new proposed course, Faure will develop her own learning materials that will be made available to students in a digital format.


Squires will replace a textbook with materials she has generated over time, including both readings and activities. She also plans to author new material that she will openly...

Internal Medicine

Curren will generate savings by creating her own learning materials instead of adopting traditionally-published textbooks for her unit on bias and stereotyping.


Sheldon will replace the current text with a collection of library resources for her course on the history of mathematics.


Rubinstein will replace the textbook in his audio production class with self-authored materials, scripts, and newly developed video content.


Jauch will revamp the RN to BSN nursing program by replacing textbooks in up to six courses by using a combination of instructor-written content, openly-licensed material, and...

Social Work

Begun will replace her current textbook with a digital library of resources that will be sourced from the public domain as well as the library’s collection for her course.
Raiz and Stepney will work together to deliver a combination of openly-licensed materials and library resources that will replace the textbooks in three social work diversity...

Veterinary Biosciences

Jennings will replace a traditional textbook with a digital collection of text-based learning materials generated by instructors, in conjunction with proprietary, annotated images...