Submitted by Kristina Boone, firstname.lastname@example.org
Peggy Lindsey and Jonathon Van Gray have both been awarded funds through OSU's Affordable Learning Exchange (ALX) to develop affordable alternatives to high-cost textbooks.
According to the ALX website, the Affordable Learning Exchange was created to help instructors take ownership of their courses and content. We are here to help navigate the waters of affordable resources and find creative solutions that promote students savings. This includes re-imagining the textbook, encouraging faculty innovation, and empowering our faculty through grants and training opportunities to adopt, adapt, create and share open educational resources.
Dr. Lindsey will be using her funds to create an open access textbook and resources for English 1109: Intensive Writing and Reading. Dr. Van Gray will be focusing on Biology 1101: Intro Biology for Non-Majors, working to create or identify materials that can be used for labs and lectures without having to pass additional costs on to students.