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ThinkMind // eLmL 2020, The Twelfth International Conference on Mobile, Hybrid, and On-line Learning // View article elml_2020_3_50_50035


Creating Free, Interactive Resources to Support Student Success: Pilot Programs and Preliminary Findings

Authors:
Tamara Powell

Keywords: Affordable Learning Georgia; OERs; student success; textbooks; United States

Abstract:
The cost of higher education in the United States continues to climb. In addition to tuition prices, textbook prices have soared at alarming rates. In the US state of Georgia, the University System encourages and offers financial incentives to faculty to create their own course resources, including textbooks and ancillary materials. This program is called Affordable Learning Georgia, or ALG. Open Educational Resources, or OERs, have shown to support student success including retention, completion, satisfaction, and learning outcomes. At Kennesaw State University (KSU), faculty have stepped up to create course materials, ancillary resources, and even student support materials. Early surveys have shown that students have been appreciative of the faculty efforts and have had positive responses to the various components faculty have created and provided. This innovation in the type of resources provided has boosted student satisfaction. In addition, the resource on academic integrity has reduced the amount of cheating through social media.

Pages: 67 to 72

Copyright: Copyright (c) IARIA, 2020

Publication date: March 22, 2020

Published in: conference

ISSN: 2308-4367

ISBN: 978-1-61208-764-1

Location: Valencia, Spain

Dates: from November 21, 2020 to November 25, 2020

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