Affordable Learning Exchange RFP Now Open

The Affordable Learning Exchange (ALX) is requesting proposals to participate in its next cohort. ALX awards grants to instructors who want to transform their courses using open and affordable materials. Any course at The Ohio State University is eligible for consideration–from small seminars to large, multi-section general education courses.

Begin the application process today by sharing your affordability project idea. Let us know what your goals are, how many students your project will affect and how much you expect your students to save. The Phase 1 application initiates the conversation to help us understand your needs in terms of support—financial and otherwise. Applicants will need to carefully consider impact to students, both in terms of money saved and classroom experience.

Apply for an ALX grant.

Through three cohorts and over 50 projects, ALX program participants have already saved students more than $3 million in support of President Michael Drake’s 2020 Vision. Reducing the cost of college is at the core of ALX’s mission, but that’s not the only thing. ALX projects encourage teaching innovation and fulfill Ohio State’s land-grant mission by creating and sharing open educational resources.

Watch below to hear directly from ALX grant winners and partners, and learn what other participants are up to at the Case Studies page.

ALX will be accepting proposals throughout the summer and into early fall. Phase 1 applications will be reviewed, and selected applicants will be contacted later in 2018 to complete a second information-gathering phase. Grant winners will be announced in late 2018, for project work beginning in January 2019.

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