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Lessons from Teaching and Learning at Stanford During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Review, 2020–21

Read the newly released Stanford pandemic education report.

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Office of the Vice Provost for Digital Education

Advancing Innovation for Equity and Opportunity

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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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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.

Research and Explorations


Studies show benefits of forgoing traditional grading in pandemic

New research examines the impact of pass/fail and other assessment policies in 2020–21 — and the challenges they face to becoming standard practice.

Leticia Britos Cavagnaro

Chatbot guides students to learn and reflect

Stanford’s Leticia Britos Cavagnaro is pioneering efforts to extend interactive resources beyond the classroom.

The inaugural cohort of Rise at the Rise Residential Summit in South Africa

Applications open for Rise: Finding brilliant people to support for life

On October 18, Rise is set to open applications for the 2023 cohort of Rise Global Winners. It is an initiative of Schmidt Futures and the Rhodes Trust.

Our Initiatives

Academic Innovation for the Public Good

Book conversation on equity in higher education challenges participants to translate values into practice

Tia Brown McNair and Lindsey Malcom-Piqueux spoke with Anita Davis of Trinity College about moving “from equity talk to equity walk.”

"Raise Your Voice"

Teaching fellow describes her work with high schoolers in a new Stanford Digital Education writing course

Dasia Moore writes, "Fortunately for us, there was a great deal our students knew already — about writing, their chosen topics, and the world."

What I learned this summer about virtual education

Stanford Digital Education team members share how summer experiences got them thinking about ways to make digital learning experiences more accessible and meaningful.

Expanding access to Stanford

High school students join "The Search for the Common Good"

A Stanford lecturer and undergraduates bring a college course to Uncommon Charter High School.

Elina Thadhan,pictured on a laptop, teaches a CS 105 section over Zoom.

Alumni bring Stanford computer science to low-income high schools

Changing Course

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