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The Affordable Learning Solutions website is designed to:

  • Make it easy for faculty, staff, and students to find no/low cost course content that can substitute for more costly textbooks
  • Enable faculty to be recognized for their efforts in reducing costs for students
  • Share practices for using no/low cost digital content in CSU courses
  • Support campuses in customizing their strategies to enable affordable learning solutions


The Center For Distributed Learning provides expert support in the design and development of academic technology tools for teaching and learning.


The Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching (MERLOT) is a free and open online community of resources designed primarily for faculty, staff and students of higher education from around the world to share their learning materials and pedagogy. MERLOT is a leading edge, user-centered, collection of peer reviewed higher education, online learning materials, cataloged by registered members and a set of faculty development support services.


Pachyderm is a free and easy to use application that enables faculty, staff and students to create media-rich content to share over the web.

For More Information

Faculty who have questions or would like to know more about  these CSU resources are encouraged to contact Greg Crum.