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Advancing Innovation for Equity and Opportunity

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Kudos for high school students who aced courses from Stanford, other universities

The induction of a select group of high schoolers into a nonprofit’s honor society offers these scholars proof of their potential to excel in pursuit of higher education.

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 education to students from modest backgrounds isn’t a novelty at Stanford. It is part of who we are as an institution and dates back to our founding documents, says Vice Provost Matthew Rascoff.


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 discussing immersive reality projects with students and fellow panelists in a master class he gave at Immersive Tech Week

Which problems, and whose problems, will extended reality solve?

A Rotterdam conference attended by our associate creative director, Erik Brown, brought diverse stakeholders together to explore the potential of extended reality technologies.

Stanford pandemic education report: Lessons can be drawn from COVID-19 emergency remote teaching

Innovations made by staff and faculty during the pandemic have the potential to support students’ well-being and academic progress.

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

A student watching Sanjay Dorairaj as he uses a laptop

Stanford helps community colleges bring Google's Data Analytics Certificate to students

The collaboration between the Bay Area Community College Consortium, Google, and Stanford Digital Education reflects the belief that training in data science can boost job prospects.

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.

The Synthetic University: How Higher Education Can Benefit from Shared Solutions and Save Itself

James Shulman, vice president at American Council of Learned Societies, discusses how universities can contain costs through collaboration and by partnering with mission-aligned organizations.

William Lopez, second from right, and Daniel Safa, right, 10th-graders at Birmingham High School in Lake Balboa, go over an assignment during a computer science class on Nov. 17 offered by Stanford University. Birmingham High School and other L.A. schools are partnering with the National Education Equity Lab to offer Ivy League courses to underserved high school students.  (Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times)

Low-income high schoolers take Stanford courses for dual credit

A partnership with the National Education Equity Lab (NEEL) enables Stanford to offer a range of high-touch online courses to Title I high schools.

Changing Course

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.

Drew Endy and Jenn Brophy, respectively associate and assistant professors of bioengineering at Stanford, welcome high school students online via Zoom to their class, Introduction to Bioengineering.
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.

Two students examining photographs in the Stanford Library Special Collections
Changing Course

For high school and college students, online instruction can open a door to archival research

Stanford historian Tom Mullaney envisions a collaborative course that would connect students with special collections in their communities.

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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