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About Stanford Online

Stanford's Online Learning Initiatives

Stanford Online offers a variety of professional education opportunities in conjunction with many of the University’s schools and departments. We also offer an array of free online courses taught by Stanford faculty to lifelong learners worldwide.

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Stanford Online is a university-wide initiative coordinated by the Office of the Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning (VPTL).

The Office of the Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning (VPTL) promotes and advances the vibrant intellectual endeavor of teaching and learning at Stanford.We provide support to Stanford faculty and staff for course design and production, including instructional design services, content production, and online delivery.

VPTL seeds inquiry, supports innovation, fosters communities of practice, works to enrich the depth and range of Stanford learning experiences, leverages digital technology to make Stanford research and scholarship more broadly accessible beyond campus, and supports the growing interest in extended programs, which provide meaningful educational opportunities to additional audiences around the world.

VPTL was established in December 2014, combining Academic Computing Services, the Center for Teaching and Learning,  the Office of the Vice Provost for Online Learning, and in 2015, the Classroom Technology Group within the Office of the Registrar, as the University recognized that by operating as one, these units could provide a seamless, integrated approach to advancing teaching and learning that would spur accelerated innovation at Stanford.

Read more about the creation of our organization in Stanford Report.

The Office of the Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning is Hiring

Open Positions:

Please visit Stanford Careers and enter a position job number for more information and to apply.

  • Senior Operations Engineer | Job # 65803
  • Senior Software Developer | Job # 65802

Website Accessibility

Visit the Stanford Web Accessibility site to report accessibility issues and to learn more about the Stanford Online Accessibility Program.

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