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Affordable Learning Materials Initiative: About

Affordable Learning Materials Initiative (ALMI)


To increase access to high-quality, low-cost or no-cost learning materials for all students at Buffalo State through the utilization of resources in the library, the public domain, and the creative commons.

Increasing Course Affordability

Use this guide to learn how to open your course to affordability, to flexibility, and to engagement with affordable and open educational resources. Improving course affordability doesn't have to be complicated. There are basic steps you can take to integrate high-quality, lower-cost learning materials into your course(s) in lieu of traditional textbooks.

  • Adopt OER textbooks and/or course materials
  • Utilize library resources and materials

If you're unsure of how or where to get started, contact Katie Bertel, Outreach & Engagement Librarian, for assistance in finding, adopting, customizing, integrating, and creating affordable learning materials.

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Need help getting started?

Need help finding, creating, or adopting OER/affordable materials? We're here to help! The Affordable Learning Materials team can support you every step of the way. Contact Katie Bertel (ALMI Liaison) for general information and assistance finding materials.

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