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New teaching approach brings more students into Stanford’s archives

- A new partnership between Stanford faculty and librarians is giving more undergraduate students hands-on opportunities to work with historical documents and artifacts during class, simulating what professional historians do in the real world.…

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Stanford’s 2017 Innovation Grants Program Now Accepting Proposals

- Awards of up to $30,000 will support new approaches to teaching and learning with high potential impact…

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Stanford researchers say school kids can do safe and simple biological experiments over the internet

- For as long as biology has been a cornerstone of scientific education, laboratory instruction for students has begun with an introduction to the wonders of one-celled creatures under a microscope. The students learn the form and function of the…

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Stanford computer scientist Donald Knuth’s annual lecture to be streamed live in video that offers virtual reality experience

- Thanks to new virtual reality recording technology, viewers from around the world will be able to experience legendary Stanford computer scientist Donald Knuth’s 22nd annual Christmas Lecture as if they were taking a seat in the auditorium. The…

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Stanford Scholars Analyze the 2016 U.S. Election

- The university is making course content and expert interviews about this historic election available to the general public…

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Stanford Professor Jennifer Widom embarks on an international teaching odyssey

- The computer scientist is spending her sabbatical year offering an experimental “massively open in-person course” across the globe.…

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A New Stanford MOOC Addresses the Looming Dangers of Nuclear Catastrophe

- In the free, online class, former Secretary of Defense and Emeritus Professor William J. Perry engages with some of the world’s foremost nuclear experts to assess current threats and suggest possible solutions.…

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Stanford Center for Professional Development joins Office of the Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning to extend educational opportunities at Stanford and beyond

- The Stanford Center for Professional Development (SCPD) has joined forces with the university’s Office of the Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning (VPTL) to foster advances in new technologies, instructional design and pedagogical innovation…

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An Innovative Stanford Online Course in Palliative Care Is Set to Run Again

- Palliative Care Always breaks new ground in its approach to a medical specialty that has enormous potential to improve lives across the globe…

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Stanford GSE students create tools to enhance teaching and learning

- Empowering teachers. Closing educational gaps. Coping with stress. Getting good feedback. These familiar challenges will soon be getting some new attention.…

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Stanford students replicate museum objects from the Cantor Arts Center

- Stanford physics and history students explore how hands-on investigations can provide insights into the past in an art and science learning lab.…

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46 Stanford Students Win Centennial Teaching Assistant Awards for Outstanding Contributions

- The Office of the Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning (VPTL) will honor 46 Stanford teaching assistants with a Centennial Teaching Assistant Award during a noon ceremony June 11, 2016. The award recognizes outstanding instruction by teaching…