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VPTL

VPTL Supports Stanford's Education Mission on Campus and Around the World

- Beginning with the 2019 academic year, VPTL will be known as the Office of the Vice Provost for Technology and Learning, further refining our focus on learning technologies, classroom and learning spaces, blended and online learning, and global…

Center for Professional Development

Enriching General Education in the UAE

- As part of an important national innovation strategy, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) launched a large initiative to develop innovation talent across the nation’s 79 degree-granting institutions. The Prime Minister’s Office and the Ministry of…

Center for Professional Development

New Online Courses Benefit Students and Departments

- This summer, incoming master’s students in three departments will be able to take online courses prior to arriving on campus in the fall. Taking any of these introductory courses will allow students advantages when they begin their residential…

Center for Teaching and Learning

Redesigning science learning spaces

- When Stanford’s Sapp Center for Science Teaching and Learning opened this academic year, the instructional spaces unveiled the Department of Chemistry’s thoughtful planning and promotion of active learning. VPTL assisted faculty by providing…

VPTL

Michael Keller named vice provost for teaching and learning; Sarah Church to serve as senior associate vice provost

- Keller, vice provost for University Libraries and the University Press, will oversee the Office of the Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning, which supports campus-based learning and extended education.…

Stanford Online

Deepening Student Engagement through Learning Technology: Online Resource Aids Stanford Instructors

- A new, free online self-paced guide called Blended and Online Learning Design (BOLD) demonstrates how digital technology can enhance student engagement and shows instructors how to develop their own digital learning experiences at Stanford.…

VPTL

Mentors in Teaching (MinT) Program Celebrates 10 Years

- Stanford Peer Program Helps Teaching Assistants Excel…

VPTL

Real-time, web-based audience response tool Poll Everywhere is now available for use by Stanford faculty, staff and students

- The Office of the Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning (VPTL) now provides a campus-wide license to Poll Everywhere. All Stanford University faculty, staff and students have access to the web-based, smart device and SMS text-friendly audience…

Stanford Online

Stanford’s free online classes expand education opportunities

- Stanford University has put extensive efforts into providing free online courses over the past several years in an effort to promote lifelong learning and share knowledge with the general public worldwide.…

VPTL

Three Faculty Debate “The Currency and Value of a Stanford Education”

- In the second in an occasional series of conversations sponsored by Stanford’s Office of the Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning, three distinguished faculty explored a question that goes to the heart of the university’s mission: what does…

Grants

VPTL’s 2018 Grant Showcase Highlights Faculty Efforts to Advance Teaching and Learning at Stanford

- A series of presentations at VPTL’s 2018 Grant Showcase demonstrated the breadth and depth of innovation underway in teaching and learning at Stanford while helping inform and inspire the 2018-19 cohort of VPTL Innovation Grant awardees.…

Stanford Online

New free online Stanford course analyzes relationship between sports and universities in the United States

- Co-instructed by Stanford professors Blakey Vermeule and Susan Stephens, a new massive open online course examines the history of sports at American universities and fosters thoughtful debates over the issue of payment for student athletes and…