Fantastic resource, and interesting to see so many syllabi. We see other syllabi in #connectedcourses but this is the first time I’ve seen them collected anywhere else. For those who still feel their syllabus is “their IP” this is a a big step. Helpful for any educator. At first I was surprised at the use of the phrase “frequently taught books,” but they are referring to works like Plato’s Republic. Not the text book assumption I made when I first read the article.
<<Now comes the Syllabus Explorer, a new website created by the Open Syllabus Project at Columbia University. Impressively, the Syllabus Explorer has gathered 1,ooo,ooo+ syllabi published on university websites, then extracted and aggregated the data found in those documents, all for one reason: to determine the mostly frequently-taught books in university classrooms.>>