online education News

​David Cheriton: "The goal is to get students to think like experts"

Monday, May 2, 2016

​A computer science professor discusses his research, philanthropy, and how to improve the state of education.

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​Can computer science help light up the world with knowledge?

Thursday, April 14, 2016

A team of engineers and scientists develop tools to create more Wikipedia articles in more languages.

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Online learning: Will technology transform higher education?

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Some of the nation’s online education pioneers debated technology’s impact on higher education at a symposium held in conjunction with the National Academy of Engineering regional meeting at Stanford.

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In massive online course, teams unleash diverse approaches to creativity

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Innovative 'Crash Course' inspires students around the world to think in new ways.

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Two more free online classes from Stanford Engineering

Friday, September 28, 2012

The two newest classes, "Introduction to Computer Networks," and “Solar Cells, Fuel Cells and Batteries,” offer participants the chance to learn from some of Stanford's most accomplished faculty.

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Stanford launches Class2Go, an open-source platform for online classes

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

The platform, called Class2Go, allows professors the flexibility to incorporate other online tools and to conduct research as they teach.

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New platform for online courses stresses team-based, experiential learning

Monday, September 17, 2012

Venture Lab, developed by Stanford faculty and students, hosts five courses this fall on entrepreneurship, education, creativity and finance.

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Stanford announces 16 online courses for fall quarter

Friday, September 7, 2012

The university, which pioneered massive open online courses, unveils two new homegrown software platforms to host the courses.

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Stanford takes landmark step in online learning, appoints new vice provost

Thursday, August 30, 2012

The creation of the Office of the Vice Provost for Online Learning – part of the larger Stanford Online initiative – signals both a restructuring of the university and its dedication to ensuring pedagogical agility and rigor in the face of global, economic and social transformations.

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Bernd Girod Named to Lead Online Learning at Stanford Engineering

Thursday, August 30, 2012

The professor of electrical engineering has been a pioneer of streaming video and online education technologies for two decades. The position is new to the School of Engineering and is seen as a clear acknowledgement that online education has come of age.

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Stanford faculty is embracing online teaching opportunities

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

The team leading Stanford's online education initiative announces seed grants to faculty members across campus for course development. "It's been a grassroots phenomenon, which really reflects Stanford's tradition of innovation and creativity," said John Mitchell, professor of computer science and President John Hennessy's special assistant for educational technology.

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Stanford's free online iPhone and iPad courses return with peer-to-peer help, a first for iTunes U

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Participants in the latest version of Stanford's popular iPhone and iPad apps online course will find help and inspiration 24 hours a day through Piazza, a peer-to-peer social learning site.

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Stanford to offer more free online classes

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

In an ongoing experiment to leverage new educational technologies, the university is launching five free online classes this month.

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Stanford Engineering professors reinventing online education

Monday, August 15, 2011

Stanford Engineering professors are setting out to add a new level of interactivity to online education in three free computer science classes debuting this fall.

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