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Office of the Vice Provost for Digital Education

Advancing Innovation for Equity and Opportunity

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The 2024 Stanford Spokes team standing with their bicycles in the Main Quad

Stanford students ride and educate from San Francisco to DC

Six Stanford students are cycling across the country over 75 days, while stopping to teach hands-on STEM workshops to pre-K students through 12th graders in 10 states.

Community college students working on laptops in a classroom at San Jose City College

Playbook boosts community college efforts to help students get data analyst jobs

With a new publication, Stanford, Google, and the Bay Area Community College Consortium offer a road map for integrating Google Career Certificates into community college education.

Andre Denham, Priscilla Fiden, Suzanne Dove, and Patrice Torcivia Prusko

National summit explores how digital education can promote deeper learning

The conference, held at Stanford, was organized to help universities imagine how digital innovation can expand their reach, improve learning, and better serve the public good.

Research and Explorations

Students in a classroom crowding around one of their peers in a VR headset

Bringing AI literacy to high schools

Stanford education researchers collaborated with teachers to develop classroom-ready AI resources for high school instructors.

Erik Brown and Shreya Garg at a classroom table in earnest conversation

BioE JEDI Corner interview with Erik Brown

Erik Brown, associate creative director at Stanford Digital Education, sat down with Shreya Garg and Marly LeSene of Stanford Bioengineering to discuss lessons learned through his experiences with making education accessible.

Three students crowded around a laptop in a classroom

Conference on natural language processing in education results in white paper

Participants at the May conference at Stanford worked together to lay out principles and strategic directions for research-practice-industry partnerships.

Our Initiatives

Bryan Penprase and Noah Pickus on The New Global Universities

The authors discuss their book, which tells the stories of eight startup institutions, located all over the world, that focus on undergraduate education and have innovative models for teaching, funding, and governance.

“It proves I can do anything I put my mind to”

Niagara Falls High School students excelled in CS 105, a computer science course offered in fall 2023 by Stanford Digital Education.

'I needed a challenge': Why a high school student braved computer science class

Frida Gonzalez took the Stanford dual-credit course CS 105: Introduction to Computers as a high school sophomore in Los Angeles. She returned as a junior and senior to mentor younger students in the course. She was recently accepted to Stanford.

Paloma and Cindy standing close to a colonnade of Stanford's Main Quad

Our team develops tool to enhance equity in project management

Paloma Gutierrez, Stanford Digital Education student fellow, explains how a checklist can help to promote diversity in the office’s initiatives.

Stanford Administrative Fellowship Program mentors and fellows with College of San Mateo staff

Collaborative fellowship program offers administrative internships to community college students

Student fellows, all from the College of San Mateo, were mentored by experienced staff members in seven different Stanford offices and learned a variety of professional skills.

Stanford cohort of advising fellows in the Matriculate program standing by the Main Quad

Haas Center for Public Service and Stanford Digital Education partner with Matriculate

The organization supports low-income high school students by connecting them with undergraduate advising fellows who provide virtual mentorship.

Notes from the Vice Provost

A giant oak standing in a green field, its branches in silhouette against a gray sky

The Oxford oaks and the Stanford sequoia

Higher education has a unique role to preserve the past, plan for the future, and solve problems today, says Vice Provost Matthew Rascoff.

Stanford University Founding Grant with Amendments, Legislation, and Court Decrees (floral S and U woven together against a cardinal background)

Private universities have public obligations

Providing an education to students from modest backgrounds is part of who we are as an institution and dates back to our founding documents, says Vice Provost Matthew Rascoff.

Vannevar Bush and Harley Kilgore with the book cover of Bush's book Science: The Endless Frontier

Balancing democracy and meritocracy

A policy dispute between a scientist and a senator informs Stanford Digital Education’s efforts to bring challenging courses to Title I high schools, writes Vice Provost Matthew Rascoff.

Changing Course

Lerone Martin framed by an archway in Stanford's Main Quad
Changing Course

Course brings Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr. to under-resourced high schools

Professor Lerone A. Martin is discovering that high school students are eager to learn about the two legendary freedom fighters.

Jacinda Ardern smiling as she is sworn in as prime minister of New Zealand, flanked by officials
Changing Course

Stanford course for working professionals centers ethics in discussions of technology

What a group of tech professionals learned while exploring how to design technology that serves the public good.

Professors Drew Endy and Jenn Brophy welcoming high school students online via Zoom to their bioengineering class
Changing Course

Promoting bio-literacy through digital education

Professors Drew Endy and Jenn Brophy take a step toward educating the world about bioengineering with a course offered to high school students nationwide.

About Stanford Digital Education

Our Vision

By uniting Stanford’s human and technological capabilities in novel ways we seek a more just, equitable
and accessible system of education.

Our Mission

We incubate and support digital education initiatives across the university that serve the public good.
We help develop Stanford’s online and hybrid education strategies and strengthen its capacity to carry them out.

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