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Affordable Course Materials

A guide for exploring course reserves, electronic resources, and OA/OER

What is Affordable Learning Solutions?

Affordable Learning Solutions (AL$) is a CSU-wide initiative 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 collaborated to create Cal Poly's Affordable Learning Solutions program. Some of our initiatives and events include:

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

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!

Turning a resource into an Open Educational Resource