I saw Jon’s course, which looks amazing, and figured offering a design would be a nice evening project. Open science is certainly something I support; I’ve previously designed this one page overview of Open Access Journal Publishing.
As a general thing, I really believe having an overall course design is really important. It’s not enough to just illustrate concepts one-by-one in each lesson. You have to somehow tie the whole course together into a coherent whole, as I’ve tried to do here, here, and elsewhere.