Upcoming Workshop Helps You Incorporate Affordable Course Content into Teaching

Did you know that the cost of textbooks has skyrocketed 1,041 percent since 1977? In fact, a typical Ohio State student spends an average of $1,000 on course materials each year.

Let's change that.

There are ways to incorporate affordable course content into your courses, while also being innovative in your teaching practices. Find out more on Monday, Feb. 20 during "Getting Started with Open Educational Resources," a workshop hosted by the Affordable Learning Exchange (ALX)You can find additional details and a registration link below!

“Affordable Learning: Getting Started with Open Educational Resources”

Monday, Feb. 20 – 1 p.m.
Innovation Center (Campbell Hall 100)

In this workshop, you will:

  • Learn about some advantages of affordable teaching and learning materials
  • Hear faculty and student perspectives on textbook affordability
  • Find free, open and low-cost options for course materials
  • Learn the basics of Creative Commons licensing
  • Hear from recipients of Affordable Learning Exchange grants and upcoming opportunities

Register here

ALX is a cross-campus partnership between University Libraries, the Office of Distance Education and eLearning (ODEE), Undergraduate Student Government, the Office of Academic Affairs, and the University Center for the Advancement of Teaching. ALX funds and supports transformational course content projects that result in high-impact, sustainable cost savings for students. This happens through adopting, adapting or creating open and affordable course materials in courses of all sizes at Ohio State.