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Open and Affordable Resources Guide

A resource for exploring open content, electronic resources, and information on open and affordable educational resources

Faculty Showcase

What is Affordable Learning Solutions?

Affordable Learning Solutions (AL$) is a CSU-wide initative to support student savings through the adoption of lower cost, high-quality course materials. Throughout the 2014-2015 academic year,.Kennedy Library, the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Technology, the Disability Resource Center, and the University Store will be working in collaboration to create Cal Poly's Affordable Learning Solutions program. Some of our initiatives and events include:

  • AL$ Information Day
  • e-book comparison pilot with the University Store
  • the Open and Affordable resources web page and research guide
  • e-book and tablet workshops for faculty

To learn how members of the Cal Poly community are using low-cost and open resources in their courses, visit our faculty showcase.

Accessibility resources

When using or creating open resources, it is important to make sure that they are available to all students. Here are a number of resources to help you and your students. If you have any questions, please contact Cal Poly's Disability Resource Center--they're happy to help you!

Required course textbooks available in Kennedy Library

During the 2014-2015 academic year, Kennedy Library will be conducting a pilot with the University Store to compare the list of adopted course textbooks with library ebook holdings. Kennedy Library will publicize the matches, making these resources available for students to use in their courses.