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Provost & University Libraries Launch Open Education Initiative

April 8, 2011

The Provost's Office and the University Libraries have launched the Open Education Initiative at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Currently underway, this initiative incentivizes the use of textbook alternatives through ten $1,000 grants to faculty.

Using any combination of open educational resources and proprietary library resources, this initiative aims to bring about new ways of conceptualizing higher education tools, hopefully savings undergraduate students hundreds of dollars each year.

Additional literature on open educational resources is available at:
http://guides.library.umass.edu/oer