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Stanford online coursework to be available on new open-source platform

As part of its effort to promote expanded access to high-quality online learning opportunities around the world, Stanford helps launch the OpenEdX open-source platform and begins offering summer coursework on it.

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Stanford course explores social networking in the 18th century – and in nature

An interdisciplinary freshman course shows students how networking predates Facebook by hundreds, even millions of years.

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Stanford software engineering MOOC aims at future startup CEOs

Instructors hope to provide people worldwide with crucial skills for starting their own companies.

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Teaching online yields lessons about learning, Stanford scholars say

MOOCs on computer science and math yield rich rewards, scholars tell a forum audience. Among them is the feedback they get about how students learn.

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Online's range getting wider and deeper as Stanford's course offerings take advantage of new technology

As new MOOCs are made available to the world at large, professors innovate on campus to make Stanford-only courses more exciting and effective.

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Online learning: Somewhere between avalanche and revolution

Panel discussion weighs opportunities and dangers in the marriage of new technologies and the classroom.

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Stevens named director of digital research and planning

The Graduate School of Education and the Office of the Vice Provost for Online Learning are partnering to advance research on how people learn.

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Blood, sweat (but no tears) in Stanford HumBio class

Podcasts by students, followed by action videos, make exercise physiology real, very real.

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Learning analytics at Stanford takes huge leap forward with MOOCs

Stanford's Lytics Lab studies data from massive online courses to learn more about how we learn.

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Playing to learn: Panelists at Stanford discussion say using games as an educational tool provides opportunities for deeper learning

Interaction and opportunities to make choices are among the virtues of the new generation of educational games, experts say.

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As learning goes digital, big data can guide us

In a keynote address, Roy Pea points to the necessary marriage between learning sciences and learning analytics.

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Higher education grapples with accreditation in the digital age

At a recent forum sponsored by Stanford's Graduate School of Education, innovators and experts discussed credits and accountability as online learning and societal shifts transform education.