Transformation of Teaching

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Course Design and Production

The Office of the Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning (VPTL) 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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Teaching Talk

Read about the latest developments in teaching and learning.
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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 Teaching and Learning

Sharing as we innovate:  Stanford Online is a university-wide initiative coordinated by the Office of the Vice Provost for Teaching & Learning (VPTL).

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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Lagunita Online Learning Platform

Lagunita, an open-source platform, reflects Stanford’s commitment to the collaborative improvement of online learning. Initially called Stanford OpenEdX, Lagunita offers a flexible learning environment that gives educators the tools and freedom to develop new courses and learning modules that can transform the classroom experience of learners.           
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Stanford Digital Learning Forum

The Stanford Digital Learning Forum affiliates program was launched by VPTL 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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