Tennessee Board of Regents Affordable Learning Solutions enables faculty to choose and provide more affordable, quality educational content for their students.
By reducing Tennessee Board of Regents student course material expenses, more students acquire the course materials they need to succeed and benefit from their learning experience.
Now, Tennessee Board of Regents faculty and students have greater access to quality free and low-cost learning materials through a variety of ALS programs and partnerships.
CHOICE: Enables the discovery of course content, including commercial publisher content, library resources, and a wide array of open educational resources (OER).
AFFORDABILITY: Technology and partnerships that reduce the cost of learning materials for students and Tennessee Board of Regents.
ACCESSIBILITY: Every student is entitled to a high quality education with access to all learning materials.
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The webinars provide an overview of ALS, share examples of successful campus efforts to lower the cost of course materials, and review commercial eReader tools provided by publishers and e-textbook distributors. The webinar will also address participants’ questions, comments, or concerns.
As part of a three-year partnership with Nature Publishing Group (NPG), publisher of the world’s leading scientific journal Nature, CSU faculty guided and advised the development of NPG’s Principles of Biology – the first in a series of interactive "born digital" textbooks. The text will be incorporated into courses for students at the Los Angeles, Northridge and Chico campuses starting in the 2011/2012 academic year.
Tennessee Board of Regents is a California State University-MERLOT partner and is provided the Affordable Learning Solutions services as a benefit of their partnership. For information about the Affordable Learning Solutions services, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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