Open Syllabus Analytics: A New Service from Open Syllabus

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This informational webinar will be used to introduce viewers to Open Syllabus Analytics. Open Syllabus Analytics (OSA) is a massive archive of the main activity of higher education: teaching. It provides top-down views of syllabi across thousands of schools to help faculty, staff, and publishers improve student outcomes. The service is flexible and effective across multiple use cases, including library collection development, a new OER Module for tracking OER adoption, curriculum aid for teachers and graduate students, and more.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the session, participants should be able to:

understand how the service works
understand various use cases associated with the service
understand the difference between Open Syllabus Analytics and Open Syllabus Explorer
understand how to sign up for a trial log in


Joe Karaganis is the director of Open Syllabus, a non-profit organization that maps the curriculum of higher education. Past work includes the Civic Assembly — an experiment in large-scale deliberative polling; Shadow Libraries: Access to Knowledge in Global Higher Education (MIT 2018); and Media Piracy in Emerging Economies (SSRC 2011).

State library and/or archives agency; Network/consortia; Academic library: 4 year and graduate; Academic library: 2 year
This webinar is presented in Eastern time.