Affordable Learning Projects: Round 8

Affordable Learning LOUISiana is now working on Round 8 of our Affordable Learning Projects. These projects are funded to help promote the use of no-cost or low-cost materials in the classroom, thereby saving students money. Round 8 projects will cover the 2019 spring semester.

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Current Projects

Curriculum Driven Acquisitions (CDA)

CDA projects identify, and add to the library's collection through purchase, eBooks that can be substituted for required course textbooks. We can work with LOUIS libraries to generate a list of suggested titles using campus course adoption data.

Course Transformation Grants

This competitive grant program seeks to lower the cost of post-secondary education for students and contribute to their retention, progression, and graduation. Grant funds support faculty in replacing their existing textbook and/or course materials in a specific course(s) with no cost, open materials. Awards will be available for activity impacting single courses, departments, and multiple campuses.

OER Curriculum Alignment

LOUIS is currently working with OER Commons to develop a repository of open educational resources aligned with the Louisiana Statewide Common Course Catalog. This repository will also help facilitate the creation of new OER by Louisiana educators. It is expected to launch mid-spring 2019.

For now, you can use our Find Textbooks tool to find OER aligned to the Common Course Catalog: