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Office of the Vice Provost for Digital Education

Advancing Innovation for Equity and Opportunity

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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.

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.

Research and Explorations

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.

Illustration of a community health worker addressing vaccination concerns over tea with a client

Stanford’s Digital Medic equips community health workers worldwide to promote vaccines

The series of 10 videos was developed in collaboration with groups supporting the professionalization of community health workers and features an approachable avatar.

Stanford graduate student Parth Sarin, Professor of Education Sarah Levine and Josh Weiss, Graduate School of Education director of digital learning solutions, at a March 2, 2023 panel on AI in education.

Artificial intelligence: What happens now for education

A panel of Stanford experts offer guidance on how educators should approach new generative AI tools such as ChatGPT.

Our Initiatives

Clockwise from upper left: Kristen Eshleman of Trinity College with Tia Brown McNair of American Association of Colleges and Universities and Lindsey Malcom-Piqueux  of Caltech

Syndicated series Academic Innovation for the Public Good highlights new approach to events

Stanford Digital Education pioneers a new model for aggregating audiences online with eight conversations about books that explore universities’ role in increasing equity and access.

Vital and Valuable: The Relevance of HBCUs to American Life and Education

Historically Black colleges and universities were the topic of a recent author conversation with economists James Koch and Omari Swinton. 

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.

"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."

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

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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