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Affordable Learning Solutions

What is AL$?

Affordable Learning Solutions (AL$) initiative empowers students to continue their education through the use of low/no-cost learning resources to bridge some of the material that is not covered in their courses. The initiative's core principles emphasize:

  • Choice - Enabling the discovery of course content, including low-cost publisher content, library resources, and a wide array of open educational resources (OER).
  • Affordability - Reducing the cost of learning materials for students and the CSU.
  • Accessibility - Prioritizing access to a quality education and all learning materials.

You can learn more about the initiative and what qualifies as an AL$ alternative by reading this LibGuide.

Also, you can familiarize yourself with CSUB's AL$ initiatives by viewing the following:

CSUB ALS Faculty Showcase

CSUB AL$ Faculty Showcases in Merlot

CSU Affordable Learning Solutions

Low-Cost Course Materials & OER

Examples of Low/No-Cost Learning Resources (AL$)

Why Use OER or Low-Cost Resources?

Faculty Development Materials

CSUB Faculty Showcase

CSU AL$ Research