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Stanford launches its first free online course in classical music appreciation

- Led by Stanford Professor Stephen Hinton, a new online class features the composer Haydn and performances by the St. Lawrence String Quartet. It is filmed in the Bing Concert Hall and the Bing Studio.…

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Stanford’s Hennessy and Berkeley chancellor kick off online learning summit

- Stanford President John L. Hennessy and U.C. Berkeley Chancellor Nicholas Dirks kicked off a weekend gathering of 150 leaders in education, industry and government who came together to talk about the future of higher education.…

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Stanford offers grants for innovations in teaching and learning

- Stanford's new Winter 2016 Grant Program offers financial support to faculty and instructional teams to design and redesign courses and curriculum, and to explore innovative uses of technology in traditional, blended and online classrooms.…

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MOOC offers science teachers specialized lessons in reading instruction

- Teachers praise the free online course, Reading to Learn in Science, which will be offered from January through April by professor Jonathan Osborne.…

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From CourseWork to Canvas: Stanford embarks on a major transition in learning platforms

- With today's launch of a new learning management platform, the university's faculty and instructional staff gain new tools for advancing their teaching.…

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Senate discusses learning goals and new course evaluations

- The speakers at the Oct. 22 Faculty Senate meeting included Russell Berman, German studies and comparative literature; Jim Campbell, history; Susan McConnell, biology; and Sheri Sheppard, mechanical engineering.…

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Stanford invites faculty to customize new course evaluations

- The university has created a new course evaluation form that faculty members can customize by identifying the learning goals of the course and adding questions of their own. The deadline for faculty to customize course evaluations for autumn…

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MOOCs haven't lived up to the hopes and the hype, Stanford participants say

- Image of computer keyboard with "online learning" key Massive online classes for virtually everyone were supposed to change the world of education, but it hasn't worked out that way yet, say three Stanford professors who have been involved…

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Stanford explores the future of higher education and teaching during the 2015-16 Year of Learning

- Stanford will explore the art and science of teaching and learning in 2015-16 with the Year of Learning initiative. To kick off the Year of Learning, innovative Stanford faculty will share their techniques and projects at the Great Teaching…

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VPTL Seed Grant Program Announced For The 2014 - 2015 Academic Year

- The Office of the Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning (VPTL) is now offering a new seed grant program for the 2014-15 academic year.…

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Stanford Researchers Use Diverse, Global Discussion Groups to Boost Online Learning Experience for Participants

- New Talkabout video discussions designed by Stanford researchers can connect diverse groups of learners across the globe and improve class performance.…

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In her research and in a new online course, Stanford scholar delves into the secrets of medieval texts

- Digital tools, including a free, public online manuscript training course, are allowing English professor and medieval manuscript scholar Elaine Treharne to share her expertise well beyond traditional classroom walls.…