How do the environment and religion connect? That’s exactly what Professor Greg Hitzhusen is trying to explain to his students in his Religion and Environmental Values in America course through the School of Environment and Natural Resources. Read his interview to learn how he used an Affordable Learning Exchange grant at Ohio State to create a new learning resource for students.
The College of Social Work creates leaders who ignite change in communities. However, Professor Audrey Begun is also a leader igniting change for the Ohio State community by providing students with free learning materials. As a second-time Affordable Learning Exchange (ALX) grant winner, Begun is excited to create another free alternative to textbooks with the help of Jennie Babcock, Director of Undergrad Programs for the college.
ALX funds projects that help make education more affordable for students while promoting excellent pedagogy and ownership of course materials among Ohio State faculty and teaching staff. The ALX team works with grant winners to help them find creative solutions to increase savings and promote innovative teaching methods. The possibilities are endless! From re-imagining textbooks to exploring existing open resources, from lending required tool kits to developing material sharing programs—opportunities exist for any type of class at Ohio State.
Lauren Hensley and her teaching team are in the process of turning their Online Learning class from book-based material to all online learning materials. This project not only saves students money--it allows the instructors to make the course material more valuable and flexible, further benefitting the students.
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...
The Affordable Learning Exchange (ALX) has selected more than 20 grant recipients that will complete projects during the 2017-2018 academic year. These projects are projected to save students between $900,000 and $1,200,000 annually!