Affordable Learning Exchange Grant RFP Opening Soon

The Affordable Learning Exchange (ALX) will be requesting proposals for their latest grant opportunity beginning September 10. ALX awards grants to instructors who want to transform their courses using open and affordable course materials. Any course at The Ohio State University is eligible for consideration, from small seminars to large, multi-section general education courses.

A variety of grants will be available to meet the financial and support needs of a wide range of projects—from adopting existing open materials to re-imagining an entire course.

The previous six cohorts of ALX grant winners have already saved Ohio State students over $14 million through 121 unique projects, impacting the lives (and wallets) of over 100,000 Ohio State students. Reducing the cost of college is at the core of ALX’s mission, but these projects also encourage teaching innovation and fulfill Ohio State’s land-grant mission by creating and sharing open educational resources. Several projects have even focused on increasing diverse voices in course materials, and grant winners incorporated assignments, resources and approaches for teaching students about issues facing Black Americans and other marginalized groups.

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