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Stanford’s free online classes expand education opportunities

Stanford University has put extensive efforts into providing free online courses over the past several years in an effort to promote lifelong learning and share knowledge with the general public worldwide.


Three Faculty Debate “The Currency and Value of a Stanford Education”

In the second in an occasional series of conversations sponsored by Stanford’s Office of the Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning, three distinguished faculty explored a question that goes to the heart of the university’s mission: what does


VPTL’s 2018 Grant Showcase Highlights Faculty Efforts to Advance Teaching and Learning at Stanford

A series of presentations at VPTL’s 2018 Grant Showcase demonstrated the breadth and depth of innovation underway in teaching and learning at Stanford while helping inform and inspire the 2018-19 cohort of VPTL Innovation Grant awardees.

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New free online Stanford course analyzes relationship between sports and universities in the United States

Co-instructed by Stanford professors Blakey Vermeule and Susan Stephens, a new massive open online course examines the history of sports at American universities and fosters thoughtful debates over the issue of payment for student athletes and


John Mitchell stepping down as vice provost of teaching and learning

Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning John Mitchell will be stepping down at the end of winter quarter after two three-year terms leading the office. Vice Provost for University Libraries and the University Press Michael Keller will serve as


Data-Driven Research – Accelerating and Scaling the Science of Learning at CAROL and the Stanford Lytics Lab

As Stanford helped spur a transformation in online learning over the past five years, research undertaken by university affiliated scholars has been illuminating the fast-changing world of digital instruction and playing a significant role in


Stanford Professors Discuss “The Joy of Global Learning”

In a recent afternoon panel discussion at Paul Brest Hall, three Stanford professors explored trends in global education and shared insights from their own efforts to extend Stanford’s educational impact beyond its physical location.


Stanford’s new Center for Health Education could benefit learners worldwide

Stanford seeks to improve global health through a new online medical training initiative for people of all skill levels.


In a New Stanford MOOC, Leading Scholars Shed Much-Needed Light on Poverty in America

“America’s Poverty Course” offers a timely and comprehensive introduction to the causes of — and potential remedies for — inequality across the nation


Free Stanford tool enhances collaborative learning in classes focused on reading, writing

An online annotation tool developed at Stanford is helping students and researchers with reading, writing and fostering an exchange of ideas in the fields of humanities and social sciences.


Undergraduate Scholars and Performers Shine at Stanford’s Humanities Showcase

The university’s first major exhibition of undergraduate work in the humanities highlights students’ deep intellectual and creative engagement across a wide range of subjects


Ideas sought for long-range planning process

At a town hall meeting Friday about the university’s ongoing long-range planning process, President Marc Tessier-Lavigne and Provost Persis Drell encouraged faculty, staff and students to submit their ideas for future initiatives and for