Affordable Learning Georgia Grants

Affordable Learning Georgia (ALG)

  • Affordable Learning Georgia promotes student success and fosters educational equity through supporting the adoption, adaptation, and creation of affordable and open educational resources by USG faculty and professional staff (from About Us - About / Affordable Learning Georgia).
  • ALG is a one-stop service to help USG faculty and staff identify lower-cost, electronic, free, and open educational resources (OER), building on the cost-effective subscription resources provided by GALILEO and the USG libraries.
  • ALG is a California State University-MERLOT partner benefit service.

Affordable Materials grants

  • Affordable Learning Georgia Grants support USG faculty, libraries, and institutions in their work towards adopting and creating Open Educational Resources (OER) and other low-cost and no-cost learning materials.
  • Categories of grants include:
    • Transformation Grants, which support replacing existing learning materials in a specific course with low-cost or no-cost materials. A maximum of $5,000 per individual (up to $30,000 per grant) may be awarded for a Transformation Grant.
    • Continuous Improvement Grants, which support projects that promote adopting OER and creating new materials.  A maximum of $2,000 per individual (up to $10,000 per grant) may be awarded for a Continuous Improvement Grant.
  • Specific grant details, including timelines, requirements, and other information, are available on the ALG Affordable Materials Grants webpage.
Georgia College ALG Grant Recipients
  • 2018 - Peggy Elliott, Elissa Auerbach, Aran MacKinnon, Brantley Nicholson, William Risch and James Schiffman. Developing an Open Historical Game, $7,500.
  • 2018 - Kasey Karen and Jennifer Townes. To revise BIOL 4310 and 5310, $10,800.
  • 2018 - Sam Mutiti, Allison VandeVoort, Kalina Manoylov, Christine Mutiti and Donna Bennett. To revise ENSC 1000, $4,800.
  • 2017 - Chavonda Mills and Shaundra Walker. To revise CHEM 3711, 3712 and 3510, $10,800.
  • 2016 - The Environmental Science Program. To revise the environmental science curriculum, $30,000.
  • 2015 - Marcela Chiorescu and Jennifer Harris. To revise MATH 1111, $10,800.
  • 2015 - Matthew Roessing and Jeffrey Dowdy. To revise LENB 3135, $10,800.