"Here's how California campuses are fixing the problem of pricey college textbooks!" A shout out to the CCCs, CSU, and UCs from KPCC!https://t.co/yHiZy0cUh1— COOL for Education (@cool4ed) February 15, 2018
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New AL$ Featured Partner
CogBooks Advanced Adaptive Learning platform recognizes that students have individual learning needs and instructors have limited time in their day to support students. CogBooks approach helps students learn faster and more effectively by adapting to their needs while saving instructors time through automated grade pass back to your LMS and intuitive reporting.
As part of a grant funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, CogBooks has developed affordable, adaptive off-the-shelf courseware to support instructors and students. CogBooks can be used as a full textbook replacement in a traditional classroom, pure online, or hybrid setting, allowing students a significant cost saving opportunity, while better supporting their unique learning needs. CogBooks' aim is to improve student success and retention by empowering you to create effective and personalized learning experiences for your students.
The AL$ Annual Meeting and the OLC Affordable Textbook Conference Follow Up
If you have not already filled in the meeting evaluation form for the AL$ meeting on January 29th, we would appreciate your feedback via the five questions on this online form. Please take 5 minutes to complete the survey by Friday, February 12.
Event resources include:
- The AL$ Grant Proposal Guidelines (due March 30)
- The AL$ Annual Meeting workbook
- The AL$ Annual Meeting slide deck
AL$ Coordinators' requested resources:
AL$ team follow up requests:
- Faculty Stipend Models:
- Several participants expressed a desire to learn from each other and review examples of past completed RFPs and campus stipend models from other campuses. If you are willing to share your past RFP and/or campus stipend model, please send them directly to Erin Walker (firstname.lastname@example.org) by Monday, February 12.
OLC Meeting Resources from January 30th
- Visit the Resource Center where you will find the attendee list as well as links to recommended reading materials (if provided) from the presenters. Presentation materials and archivist notes from each breakout session will be posted here as well.
Recently published from CSU Public Affairs: The California State University is committed to seeking new ways to provide equity in access to free learning materials and remove financial barriers to student success as part of the CSU’s Graduation Initiative 2025.
SB 1359 — CSUs and CCCs Identifying Courses with Free Course Materials
California Senate Bill 1359 requires California State University campuses “to clearly highlight, by means that may include a symbol or logo in a conspicuous place on the online campus course schedule, the courses that exclusively use digital course materials that are free of charge to students and may have a low-cost option for print versions.” The deadline to implement this designation in course schedules is January 1, 2018. Memo to CSU Presidents from Gerry Hanley, Assistant Vice Chancellor, Academic Technology Services.