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VPTL Seed Grant Program Announced for the 2014 - 2015 Academic Year

The Office of the Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning (VPTL) is now offering a new seed grant program for the 2014-15 academic year. The first seed grant program (then offered by the office of the Vice Provost for Online Learning between Summer 2012 through Spring 2014) was designed to broadly promote innovative teaching and learning activities at Stanford. Eighty-one grants were funded for projects from each of the seven schools.

Stanford forms new Office of the Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning

By combining resources of the Center for Teaching and Learning, parts of Academic Computing Services, the CourseWork engineering team and the Office of the Vice Provost for Online Learning, the new organization will provide better coordination between groups that support teaching, learning and reaching learners online.

BY KATHLEEN J. SULLIVAN

New Seed Grant Program Announced for the 2014-2015 Academic Year

The Office of the Vice Provost for Online Learning (VPOL) is now offering a new seed grant program for the 2014-15 academic year. The first seed grant program (which was offered Summer 2012 through Spring 2014) was designed to broadly promote innovative teaching and learning activities at Stanford. As a result, VPOL has provided 81 grants and, overall, has helped 247 faculty and instructors produce 372 course projects covering subjects from each of Stanford's seven schools.

Stanford launches online certificate in genetics and genomics

The Stanford School of Medicine and the Stanford School of Engineering have created a new online professional certificate program in genetics and genomics. The Stanford Genetics and Genomics Certificate is offered through Stanford Center for Professional Development within the Stanford School of Engineering. Courses are taught by faculty from Stanford's Department of Genetics, a leader in the fields of genetics, genomics and personalized medicine.

Stanford Online courses from all parts of campus are reaching millions of learners globally

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.

By Clifton B. Parker

Stanford and Carnegie team up to launch online forest monitoring course

Powerful software developed by the Carnegie Institution for Science is now available at no cost to people who complete a training course hosted by Stanford Online.

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