Saving students money on education, reducing the costs of instructional materials, and providing equity in access to learning materials on the first day of class are the primary goals of the national initiative and brand, Affordable Learning,/p>
First introduced as Affordable Learning Solutions in the California State University system, three strategic principles guide the initiative: Choice, Affordability, and Accessibility.
LOUIS supports affordability initiatives including curriculum driven acquisitions (CDA), analysis of bookstore lists, and adoption of open education resources through technology innovations, administrative support and professional development for librarians.
Reports and presentations on the Affordable Learning LOUISiana project including reports to the Louisiana Board of Regents and local and national presentations.
Information and archived events for Open Access and Open Education Weeks along with ongoing projects with the Open Textbook Network and other LOUIS sponsored events.