When course concepts are constantly changing, a traditional textbook becomes outdated quickly.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.
Consider taking advantage of CarmenBooks , an inclusive access program that offers digital copies of selected textbooks and other course materials for a fraction of the cost. With CarmenBooks, students can save up to 80% off retail price and access digital course materials through CarmenCanvas.
March 4 – 8 was Open Education Week, a global event which aims to raise awareness of a wide variety of open educational practices and the benefits they bring to education. The week is organized each year by the Open...
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...