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Affordable Learning Solutions

Use this guide for information to develop materials in response to the Affordable Learning Solutions Campaign

Exploring AL$ & OER

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Exploring Affordable Learning and Open Educational Resources

Self-paced exploration of issues related to the adoption of AL$/OER course materials

Read Opening the Textbook: Open Educational Resources in Higher Education, 2017

AL$ / OER Topic Issues

Disabled Students: Video Interviews

Lana finds herself in college at age 40 after Retinitus Pigmentosa takes away her sight, her career, and her future. She decided to return to college but it meant she had to learn many new skills.  In this video, she demonstrates her accessibility tools and describes how she manages her coursework and her relationships with professors. 

LaDonna enlisted as a Marine and developed a learning disability from vaccinations she was given before going to war.  Hear her compelling story of how she chose to go to college to be a role model to her son.  LaDonna graduated from college in the Spring of 2009.

Tiago grew up around the gangs in Oakland and feared that he might not live to be 21.  Rescued and adopted by an adoring family, Tiago was diagnosed at age 29 with a learning disability.  Once he knew why learning was so difficult for him, he could talk to professors and work out a way to take the classes he needed to earn a Master's Degree.  He's now working and helping kids stay in school at the same school that kicked him out as a teenager.

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