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Nov 19 2012
BY R.F. MACKAY A free-flowing, ambitious course brings students, faculty and professionals together to debate Education's Digital Future. Amid all the hyperbolic proclamations that massive open online courses, or MOOCs, are poised to take over the educational...
Nov 7 2012
BY R.F. MACKAY November 5, 2012 Class2Go, developed by a group of Stanford engineers, will be the basis for online courses at the University of Western Australia accessible through mobile devices. The mobile app will then be available for use by Stanford – and anyone else...
Nov 1 2012
BY R.F. MACKAY John Mitchell, vice provost for online learning, outlines progress in online teaching and learning and hears both praise and skepticism. The Faculty Senate on Thursday spent nearly its entire session discussing the brave new world of online learning; members...
Oct 17 2012
BY STANFORD REPORT STAFF September 28, 2012 Stanford's School of Medicine leads the way in changing how tomorrow's physicians are educated. Andrew Patterson, a Stanford associate professor of anesthesia, is convinced that the only way forward in medical education is what...
Oct 17 2012
BY R.F. MACKAY Tanner Lecturer and respondents tackle the challenges of preserving the best of higher education while venturing onto new ground.
Oct 17 2012
BY STANFORD REPORT STAFF William Bowen, president emeritus of Princeton, sounds the alarm, says the current higher education model is untenable. With state colleges and universities enduring dire cutbacks, tuition hikes ubiquitous, and indebted students a staple of political...
Oct 17 2012
BY STANFORD REPORT STAFF October 11, 2012 A standing-room-only course, available for online viewing, explores U.S. politics to provide a context both wide and deep for the presidential race. Voter apathy surely is a serious problem, but not at Stanford, judging from the...
Oct 17 2012
BY STANFORD REPORT STAFF October 8, 2012 Stanford medical faculty member Kristin Sainani launches an online science-writing class. Here's a really bad sentence: "This paper provides a review of the basic tenets of cancer biology study design, using as examples studies...
Sep 28 2012
BY STANFORD REPORT STAFF Three of Stanford's schools – engineering, medicine and business – have announced appointments of associate deans to lead their respective online education initiatives. The appointments will complement the university's continuing commitment to online...

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