From Dave Barker-Plummer and John Etchemendy, the popular "Language Proof and Logic" course will soon be offered in self-paced mode! Opens March 4, 2015. Learn More >

Transformation of Teaching

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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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Academic Research

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Lytics Lab

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

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OLI at Stanford

The Open Learning Initiative (OLI) is a grant-funded organization that is designed to simultaneously improve learning and facilitate research.

The Asilomar Convention for Learning Research in Higher Education

A group of educators, scientists, and legal/ethical scholars has issued an ethical framework to inform appropriate use of data and technology in learning research for higher education.

Critical Discussion

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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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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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Report: "2013 In Review"

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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 research-driven innovation.

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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 OpenEdX

Stanford 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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Stanford Digital Learning Forum

The Stanford Digital Learning Forum affiliates program was launched by VPOL to engage companies and other organizations interested in the future of learning in a digital world.           
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Speaking Engagements

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