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


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.


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.


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.


Stanford-designed hapkit brings physical touch to the virtual classroom

Stanford educators have designed a do-it-yourself kit that gives online learners hands-on experience by bringing haptics into virtual classrooms. Haptics refers to the sense of touch. The hands-on teaching tool is called Hapkit. Hapkit has a


Stanford MOOCs support English learners and their teachers

Amanda Smith teaches third grade in Nyssa, Ore., a town of 3,267 people located along the banks of the Snake River, just across the border from Idaho. Most of the parents in her school are involved in the local agricultural industry, growing

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Stanford students illustrate public online 'Adventures in Writing' class

Veteran writing instructors and undergraduate student artists teamed up to create a new public online course focused on teaching key strategies for effective writing.

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New Stanford course brings Silicon Valley to the humanities classroom

Students from computer science and the humanities join forces to create literary websites and mobile apps, combining their strengths to launch literature into the 21st century.

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The Light Board

Stanford Online’s production team has experimented with different techniques to display an instructor on screen while the instructor is writing lesson material on screen. The team has used the document camera approach, where an overhead camera


Stanford forms new Office of the Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning

By combining resources of the Center for Teaching and Learning, parts of Academic Computing Services, the CourseWork engineering team and the Office of the Vice Provost for Online Learning, the new organization will provide better coordination

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Stanford launches new online course: Principles and Practices of Gene Therapy

Gene therapy is rapidly becoming the top priority for R&D departments working on treatments for difficult to cure diseases. Advances in this field and successful clinical trials promise a brighter future for cancer patients, those battling HIV


New Seed Grant Program Announced for the 2014-2015 Academic Year

The Office of the Vice Provost for Online Learning (VPOL) is now offering a new seed grant program for the 2014-15 academic year. The first seed grant program (which was offered Summer 2012 through Spring 2014) was designed to broadly promote