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
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 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
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’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
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
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
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