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Stanford Online launches online executive education program with regional focus through OpenClassrooms


nline executive education program with regional focus through OpenClassrooms

As part of an initiative to expand impactful, credentialed education programs to more regions of the world, Stanford Online has collaborated with the online education platform OpenClassrooms to launch an executive education program in Europe and Africa.

The Digital Transformation Lead program combines licensed course content developed by Stanford University faculty and instructors with project-based learning, one-on-one mentoring, and regional contextualization provided by OpenClassrooms. Participants in the combined program are eligible to earn a Certificate of Achievement issued by the Stanford Center for Professional Development (which administers Stanford Online), and a master-level diploma (European Qualifications Framework level 7) issued by OpenClassrooms.
The 6-month program includes a combination of online courses and project-based work tailored to the specific skills executives and managers need. Each learner is paired with a dedicated mentor – a practicing professional in their industry – to guide them through the project work and offer real-world context and perspective. Topics include reinventing business models, becoming a data-driven organization, and discovering the potential of technologies like blockchain and artificial intelligence.
The collaborative program will expand engagement between Stanford instructors and learners in Europe and Africa. OpenClassroom’s project-based pedagogy and mentorship model adds an applied learning dimension to the program to deepen contextual relevance. Registration for the Digital Transformation Lead program is available at the OpenClassrooms website here.

Stanford Online makes lifelong learning and professional education available through several different online learning platforms, now including OpenClassrooms,,, and Great Learning.

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Stanford Online offers learners a single point of access to Stanford’s extended education and lifelong learning opportunities both on campus and around the world. We collaborate with Stanford schools, departments, programs, and centers to facilitate meaningful engagement between Stanford faculty and learners around the world. Learning opportunities include online and in-person courses, graduate and professional certificates, advanced degrees, global and extended education programs, and free content. Stanford Online is administered by the Stanford Center for Professional Development within the Office of the Vice Provost for Technology & Learning (VPTL).