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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…

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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…

Stanford Online

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.…

Stanford Online

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.…

Stanford Online

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…

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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…

Center for Professional Development

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…

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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…

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Learn About Stocks and Bonds Investing in Free Online Course

- Self-paced course taught by Stanford GSB finance expert Josh Rauh focuses on how to make smart decisions as an investor.…

Center for Professional Development

Stanford launches online certificate in genetics and genomics

- The Stanford School of Medicine and the Stanford School of Engineering have created a new online professional certificate program in genetics and genomics. The Stanford Genetics and Genomics Certificate is offered through Stanford Center for…

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Six seed grants awarded Spring 2014

- The Office of the Vice Provost for Online Learning (VPOL) awarded six seed grants in Spring 2014 on topics ranging from medical training to indigenous culture to linear algebra. Two teams from the School of Medicine, School of Engineering, and…

Stanford Online

Stanford Online courses from all parts of campus are reaching millions of learners globally

- Stanford's online learning initiative is growing at a fast pace and the university is looking far beyond the MOOC at how to best educate students in the 21st century. A new report highlights accomplishments in 2013 and eyes the future of…