CSU Affordable Learning Solutions webinar, Thursday, May 23
A key goal of the CSU’s Affordable Learning Solutions (AL$) initiative (http://als.csuprojects.org) is to support faculty choosing quality course materials that are more affordable for their students. This webinar series is designed to support your campus communities implementing your own AL$ activities.
AL$ has launched the Rent Digital program which offers students the option to rent digital versions of textbooks at a cost savings of 60% or more off the price of purchasing the new print textbook http://als.csuprojects.org/rentdigital . Through CSU’s agreements with Cengage Learning, CourseSmart, Follett, Barnes & Noble, Schlager Milestone Documents, and W. W. Norton, faculty and students have access to over 40,000 popular e-textbooks at discounted prices for fall 2013.
AL$-Rent Digital Webinar Series: The webinars provide an overview of AL$, share examples of successful campus efforts to lower the cost of course materials, and demonstrate commercial eReader tools provided by publishers and e-textbook distributors. We will also dedicate time to address your questions, comments, or concerns.
Webinar #9: AL$, Fresno State Initiative, and Schlager Milestone Documents
· Welcome and AL$ Overview (10 minutes)
· Fresno State AL$ Task Force Efforts and Resources (20 minutes)
· Rent Digital Agreement with Schlager Milestone Documents (20 minutes)
· Summary, Discussion, and Looking Ahead (10 min)
DATE & TIME: Thursday, May 23 from 12:00 – 1:00pm
Access the webinar via Blackboard Collaborate: http://bit.ly/Lkxf9v
Don’t forget to have your headset ready to plug in – we’ll be using Collaborate for audio and visual presentations.
If you’d like to see any of the first 8 AL$ - Rent Digital Webinars, you can view the videos or just review the PPT’s at http://als.csuprojects.org/ (bottom left of the page).
If you have any questions, contact email@example.com , or James Tyler at 898-6779, or Laura Sederberg at 898-4326.