It’s important to identify, document, honor, and learn from interesting examples of new courses and course pathways. The reality, however, is that few of these new courses and pathways will outlast their creators and initial advocates. It is painful to see so many beautiful courses die on the vine.
Where TPSE can be of special value is in thinking through and addressing the organizational and policy factors that can increase the likelihood that important course innovations will scale. These range from core principles of good course design to policies that shape whether advisors will actually enroll students in the new courses.
There is the incorporation of the productivity tools, e.g., homework checkers, that traditional publishers provide and many faculty find essential to managing their teaching loads. There is the question of enterprise model and the ability of new courses to sustainably benefit from data on their effectiveness and from what are fairly standard continuous improvement mechanisms. There is the tactical and business knowledge required to negotiate with commercial and OER publishers.
This technical publishing and business knowledge may be more important than quality and mathematical integrity that determines what will gain a foothold in the market.