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Aug 29 2017
Stanford seeks to improve global health through a new online medical training initiative for people of all skill levels.
Jul 26 2017
  “America’s Poverty Course” offers a timely and comprehensive introduction to the causes of — and potential remedies for — inequality across the nation By Simon Firth   A new Stanford Online course starting in July provides the first comprehensive open course on poverty and equality in the United...
Jun 22 2017 | Stanford News Service
BY ALEX SHASHKEVICH An online annotation tool developed at Stanford is helping students and researchers with reading, writing and fostering an exchange of ideas in the fields of humanities and social sciences. Kurt Hickman Lacuna is an online platform that encourages interdisciplinary conversations...
May 16 2017
The university’s first major exhibition of undergraduate work in the humanities highlights students’ deep intellectual and creative engagement across a wide range of subjects by Simon Firth
Apr 24 2017 | Stanford News
    At a town hall meeting Friday about the university’s ongoing long-range planning process, President Marc Tessier-Lavigne and Provost Persis Drell encouraged faculty, staff and students to submit their ideas for future initiatives and for strengthening Stanford’s foundation.   by Kate Chesley
Apr 17 2017 | Stanford News Service
BY MILENKO MARTINOVICH While online education has opened access to learners worldwide, new Stanford research suggests that a single approach to teaching everyone in an online class may not yield the best outcome, especially when it comes to course completion.
Apr 10 2017
April 12 at 3:00 PM in the Clubhouse Ballroom at the Old Union, Nobelist and Professor of both Physics and Education Carl Wieman will give the first in a new series of talks at Stanford on Advancing Teaching and Learning, titled “Taking a Scientific Approach to Science and Engineering Education.”
Mar 21 2017 | Stanford News Service
BY ALEX SHASHKEVICH On a recent Wednesday morning, students read and studied for exams in the usual quiet sections inside Stanford’s Green Library. The library’s Barchas Room, however, buzzed with activity. There, about a dozen students gathered for History of Modern China, one of the...
Jan 19 2017 | Stanford News Service
New research shows people in underdeveloped parts of the world are not as likely to complete massive open online courses, or MOOCs. But small psychological activities could help motivate them, closing the global achievement gap. BY ALEX SHASHKEVICH Millions of people have taken free massive open...
BY ALEX SHASHKEVICH A new partnership between Stanford faculty and librarians is giving more undergraduate students hands-on opportunities to work with historical documents and artifacts during class, simulating what professional historians do in the real world. Video by Kurt Hickman