U of Minnesota launches catalog of open source books, will pay faculty to review

May 10th, 2012 · by spolanka · No Comments

A very interesting development at the University of Minnesota was discussed in an article found at Inside Higher Ed.  Here’s a clip from the article:  Minnesota launched an online catalog of open-source books last month and will pay its professors $500 each time they post an evaluation of one of those books. (Faculty members elsewhere are welcome to post their own reviews, but they won’t be compensated.) Minnesota professors who have already adopted open-source texts will also receive $500, with all of the money coming from donor funds.

Read more: http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2012/05/10/university-minnesota-compiles-database-peer-reviewed-open-source-textbooks#ixzz1uTh16opu
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