Affordable Learning Initiative

Oregon State University is working to make college more accessible and affordable for all students. The Affordable Learning Initiative, a partnership between Open Educational Resources, the OSU Libraries and Press and the OSU Beaver Store, is working to ensure that 100 percent of Oregon State students have no-cost or low-cost access to course materials on the first day of class.

Benefits of the ALI

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The goal

The Affordable Learning Initiative aims to save Oregon State students $30 million by 2030. In addition to saving students money, faculty will have many benefits too, including:

  • New options in the course material selection process
  • More prepared and engaged students as they will have access to course materials on day one of the course
  • Greater potential for customizing course content

Join the movement

Many of your Oregon State colleagues are using or developing open resources to make the learning experience more accessible for students. To become part of the efforts, you can adopt, adapt or author an open textbook; attend an Open Educational Resources event; or contact Shannon Riggs, executive director of course development and learning innovation with Ecampus, to learn how you can directly lessen the burden of textbook costs among your students.