Brief interventions help online learners persist with coursework, Stanford research finds

New research shows people in underdeveloped parts of the world are not as likely to complete massive open online courses, or MOOCs. But small psychological activities could help motivate them, closing the global achievement gap.


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between Stanford faculty and librarians is giving more undergraduate students hands-on opportunities to work with historical documents and artifacts during class, simulating what professional historians do in the real world.


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


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


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


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.


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.


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