From: Ann Shumelda Okerson <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Mon, 9 Feb 2015 19:25:44 -0500
Anyone know how this will work? Does each faculty member at the
university negotiate, or? And what the discounted pricing will be
like? Sort of like the pricing for institutions who buy Springer
Effective immediately, the organizers of Massive Open Online Courses
(MOOCs) can negotiate special rates regarding the purchase of Springer
print and eBooks. Students who have registered for a free online
course can order these books through a special URL. Additional types
of content, for example journal articles, can also be provided for use
as course material at a reduced rate.
Once the organizer – as a rule, a university – has negotiated the
usage conditions, Springer provides it with an access-controlled URL
that leads to the selected book. For the duration of the MOOC, all
registered students can purchase the book at a discount.