The Open Syllabus Project: Opening the Curricular Black Box

The Open Syllabus Project: Opening the Curricular Black Box
Friday, May 5, 2017
3:30 PM,
Room 214 Mudd

Joe Karaganis will discuss the development of the Open Syllabus Project, a large-scale syllabus datamining project based at Columbia. The OSP has been exploring what can be learned from and built with millions of syllabi. So far, the answers include the development of new resources for teaching, libraries, and the Open Access/OER communities, as well as the invention of a new publication metric. Future work includes efforts to compare, and analyze curricula across institutions and countries, and over time. To see how often your own work is taught, try your luck here: http://explorer.opensyllabusproject.org/

Joe Karaganis joined The American Assembly at Columbia University as Vice President in 2010. His work focuses on the relationship between digital convergence, cultural production, and regulation, and includes Media Piracy in Emerging Economies (2011), Notice and Takedown in Everyday Practice (2017), and Shadow Libraries (forthcoming 2018). He is also the director of the Open Syllabus Project. Prior to joining the American Assembly, he was a program director at the Social Science Research Council in New York.


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