Open Syllabus Project
A force-directed layout of the co-assignment network for the top ~10,000 texts.
Welcome! The Open Syllabus Project is an effort to see what can be learned by analyzing the contents of a corpus of over 1 million college course syllabi. Here you'll find:
The source code for the Open Syllabus Explorer web application.
A set of generalized utilities for interacting with the corpus.
Routines that extract information about citations, fields, institutions, and locations from the syllabi.
A harness for parallelizing jobs across multiple EC2 instances. (It would take about a month to run the citation extraction job on your laptop!)
Tools for analyzing the structure of the citation graph.
Head over to osp-deploy for a set of Ansible playbooks for deploying to Vagrant / EC2.
How do I get the data?
Drop us a line at email@example.com. We're actively looking to develop research collaborations around this corpus, and would love to hear about what you're working on.