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Office of the Vice Provost for Digital Education

Advancing Innovation for Equity and Opportunity

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

Balancing democracy and meritocracy

Digital courses can help us identify talented high school students while improving education for all, writes Vice Provost for Digital Education Matthew Rascoff.

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.

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.

Research and Explorations

Jonathan Rabinovitz of Stanford Digital Education is shown kneeling in front of police officers as part of the virtual reality program 1,000 Cut Journey.

Virtual reality experience raises awareness of racism's effects

The 1,000 Cut Journey program helps users perceive the emotional and physical toll of racism.

How online teaching can promote empathy

The approaches and tools that emerged during the pandemic could help lay the groundwork for a new driver of academic success, writes Lisa J. Anderson of Stanford Digital Education in Inside Higher Ed.

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.

Participants listen attentively at the natural language processing conference

Natural language processing conference explores use of AI in the classroom

A May gathering at Stanford brought together researchers, entrepreneurs, and funders to increase collaboration in the growing field.

Our Initiatives

Title page for video excerpts from part 1 of the 2023 Academic Innovation for the Public Good series

Book talks explore ‘belonging’ in higher ed

In its 2023 season, the Academic Innovation for the Public Good series has covered affirmative action, the role of HBCUs, the science of making connections, and the power of networks.

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.

The six cycliststs in Stanford Spokes who are riding cross country in summer 2023.

Six Stanford students cycle and teach across America

Stanford Digital Education partnered with Stanford Spokes to facilitate its annual summer cross-country ride.

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.

Changing Course

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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