OSP is hiring a Full-stack Engineer / Data Scientist

April 2016 Job Listing:  The Open Syllabus Project is an academic data-mining project at Columbia and Stanford that’s extracting structured information from a corpus of 1M+ college course syllabi. What’s actually being taught in college classrooms? How has this changed over time? What can we learn about the organization of the modern university from large-scale trends in the texts that are being assigned? How can insights from these data be applied to curriculum development, education policy, and lifelong learning? Continue reading “OSP is hiring a Full-stack Engineer / Data Scientist”

March 20th, 2016 by

Open Syllabus Talk at IODC 2015

Here’s an overview of OSP progress in the last year, with previews of some of the candy we’ll be making public in the next months (from the International Open Data Conference 2015).


 

August 7th, 2015 by

A Syllabus in the news

The untimely death of David Carr, the New York Times‘s much-loved and -respected media columnist, has sparked interest in an appropriately sharp question: what did he do to earn so much esteem? One of those things was teaching, and one of his recent syllabi cropped up — on Medium, of all places. The Times has a thinkpiece on it, and Molly Wright Steenson has written another. Carr’s syllabus is smart, personal, and indicative of how quickly and completely syllabi are changing.

February 16th, 2015 by