Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Saylor.org: Open Textbook Prize

Saylor.org is offering prizes to open source undergraduate textbook authors.  It's under a program called The Open Textbook Challenge.  While this is a great step in the right direction, more needs to be done to develop assessment and feedback tools for authors and adopters.  Nice job Saylor!

(Update Mon Feb 13 09:21:47 PST 2012:  On closer read, this reward program is only for authors with copyright on existing textbooks who open the texts under a creative commons license.  Still a good program, but not quite the incentive for open-source authors that I initially thought.)

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