The Open Syllabus Project Gathers 1,000,000 Syllabi from Universities & Reveals the 100 Most Frequently-Taught Books | Open Culture

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.>>

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