Open Syllabus project

Just noticed this -

"Collect, analyze, share the world's largest corpus of classroom materials."

"The Open Syllabus Project (OSP) is pleased to make the beta version
of our Syllabus Explorer publicly available.   The Explorer leverages
a collection of over 1 million syllabi collected from university and
departmental websites.  It provides:

The first version of a new publication metric (Teaching Score) based
on how often texts are taught.
A unique course-building tool that provides information about what’s
taught with what.
A promising means of exploring the history of fields, curricular
change, and differences in teaching across institutions, states, and

The Syllabus Explorer publishes only metadata (citations, dates,
locations, etc) extracted from its collection via machine learning

It looks like their focus is primarily not directed towards large
online learning systems, but rather for traditional educational
institutions. I haven't looked very deeply yet. Seems an impressive
effort! Does anyone here have involvement or contacts?


Received on Monday, 25 January 2016 00:47:01 UTC