The Open Syllabus Project (OSP) is an effort to create the first large-scale online database of university course syllabi as a platform for the development of new research, teaching, and administrative tools.The project 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 Rank) 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 countries.
The Syllabus Explorer publishes only metadata (citations, dates, locations, etc) extracted from its collection via machine learning techniques. It does not publish underlying documents or personally identifying information.