After the conclusion of their first Open Textbook Challenge, the Saylor Foundation has announced that it will promote a second wave of the contest. Following in the footsteps of the original challenge, the Open Textbook Challenge will offer $20,000 to every textbook author who agrees to openly license a college-level textbook under a CC BY 3.0 license. Each textbook submitted must meet certain criteria set by the Saylor Foundation to be considered eligible for the contest. Once a textbook is submitted, it will go through a peer review process and any textbook that passes will entitle the author to a $20,000 prize. The textbook will also be made freely available on the Saylor Foundation’s website.

Wave II submissions are currently being accepted until the deadline of January 31, 2012.

For more information and contest rules, you can visit:
The Open Textbook Challenge »

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