The Future of Learning

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Transformation of Teaching

Course Design and Production

The Office of the Vice Provost for Online Learning (VPOL) provides support to Stanford faculty and staff for course design and production, including instructional design services, content production, and online delivery.
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Teaching Commons for Faculty

Exchange resources and ideas for online and blended teaching with other educators and support teams.  
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Signal Blog

Discussions of the design and teaching of online courses for faculty, instructional designers, and educational technologists.
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Critical Discussion

Education's Digital Future

Technological innovation is only part of epochal change in education at present. We seek to understand this change and help direct it.
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Academic Research

Lytics Lab

Stanford is a world center for the new sciences of teaching and learning made possible by online instruction.


Vice Provost for Online Learning

Sharing as we innovate:  Stanford Online is a university-wide initiative coordinated by the Office of the Vice Provost for Online Learning (VPOL). As we develop new capabilities to enhance teaching and learning on our physical campus, we’re sharing our work worldwide through publicly available courses, teaching strategies, and research findings on digitally mediated instruction.         
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Professional Education

Stanford Online offers a variety of professional education opportunities in conjunction with Stanford University schools and departments. 

Additional courses are offered by Stanford Center for Professional Development (School of Engineering), Stanford Innovation and Entrepreneurship (Graduate School of Business and School of Engineering), Continuing Medical Education (School of Medicine).

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Stanford Center for Professional Development



OpenEdX, an open-source platform, is Stanford’s commitment to the collaborative improvement of online learning. We believe flexible and porous learning environments give educators the tools and freedom to develop new courses and learning modules that can transform the classroom experience of their students.           
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