Dear Commons Community,
What if you could map every book and article assigned in college courses around the world and see which authors are making the most impact? A project run out of Columbia University is working to do just that. It’s called the Open Syllabus Project, and this month its leaders released a new version of their tool that analyzes assignment lists from more than six million syllabi. Above are the top-five texts as per this Project. I still have a copy of The Elements of Style on my bookshelf that was assigned as required reading in one of my classes in 1967. EdSurge has a podcast interview (below) with one of the founders of the project that is quite interesting. Take a listen!!