Texas university faculty given incentive to create online courses

08/16/2013 | InsideHigherEd.com

Faculty members at the University of Texas at Austin are being invited to play an integral role in developing the school's online courses. As an incentive, the university will allow faculty to retain copyrights over any courses they create and license them to the university. "Just as faculty members who write textbooks or create devices benefit from their work, we should ensure that faculty who create online content can benefit, as well as their departments, colleges and the university," President Bill Powers said in a report.

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