Open Syllabus Project: What 6 Million Textbooks and Syllabi Say About Higher Education!

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!!


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