The Affordable Learning Exchange (ALX) team offers support to instructors who would like to explore the freely available test banks we have developed in partnership with the Unizin Consortium, the Big Ten Academic Alliance (BTAA) and Pennsylvania State University.
The latest cohort of Affordable Learning Exchange (ALX) grant winners has been selected and will begin their affordability projects this spring. This group of 32 individuals will complete projects for 35 different courses across all Ohio State campuses, and are expected to save students over $300,000!
Dr. Jacquelyn Meshelemiah is passionate about fighting human trafficking. She wanted her students to be passionate too. However, when there are additional costs to a course (like expensive textbooks), some students are unable to take a class— even when the subject is something they really care about. Dr. Meshelemiah is combatting this with her newly redesigned course.
When course concepts are constantly changing, a traditional textbook becomes outdated quickly. That’s why Assistant Professor Brian Partido decided that an electronic book, or e-book, would be the right course material for his 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.
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.
In the process of making learning affordable, how do we know we’re not sacrificing the quality of educational resources? Is there a way to get a general idea of how students perceive free or low-cost digital materials? A team of researchers at The Ohio State University wanted to find out.
College of Social Work’s Audrey Begun had not been happy with her course’s textbook, and she wanted to find a way to create course materials that were more relevant to her class. By receiving an Affordable Learning Exchange (ALX) grant, Begun now...
After talking with a former student about the Affordable Learning Exchange program, Communications professor Mary Sterenberg was interested in getting rid of the required book for her COMM 3334 class. With ALX’s help, Sterenberg replaced the...