OhioLINK, the ALAO (Academic Library Association of Ohio) Scholarly Communications Interest Group, and The University of Akron’s Affordable Learning Initiative group recently co-sponsored the inaugural Affordable Learning Ohio Summit at The University of Akron. The event was designed to help foster information sharing amongst Ohio’s institutions already engaged in, or trying to start, affordable learning initiatives. About 150 librarians, instructional designers, faculty members, and administrators representing more than 40 institutions attended the two-day event. Presentations included discussions on course design, funding open textbooks, engagement efforts, and open educational resource (OER) creation.
Overall, the event showcased how Ohio’s affordable learning initiatives continue to gain a foothold throughout the state. For more on the event, be sure to read the press release on the OhioLINK website.