The primary goal of this program is to increase awareness of open textbooks among Vanderbilt University faculty members. Open textbooks are a subcategory of open educational resources, which are resources licensed (typically with a Creative Commons license) for use without fee by faculty, students, and staff. The open textbook initiative seeks to alleviate the high and growing costs of textbooks to students by producing openly licensed alternatives. In addition, the open textbook initiative encourages faculty to remix textbooks by combining multiple sources, adding original chapters, and altering textbook content to fit particular needs.
We invite members of the Vanderbilt faculty to review the growing list of open educational textbooks. Please consult this site for a list of open education textbooks in your field.
Payment of $200 will be made for every review of an open educational textbook satisfactorily completed by members of the Vanderbilt University faculty. Please contact David Weintraub before starting to review textbooks.
Please note: Any review you contribute will be made publicly available and redistributed under a CC-BY license.