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Students Want More Workplace Skills From Colleges. Will Higher Ed Adjust?
SXSW EDU panels clarified students’ concerns about college costs relative to tangible career prep, writes Stanford Digital Education graduate fellow Jenn Hoffmann in EdSurge.
March 15, 2023
New Lines for Opportunity, Winter 2023
Topics include diversity in admissions, college pathways for low-income students, and an event exploring the importance of HBCUs.
February 27, 2023
An engine for opportunity
As higher education seeks new ways to reach diverse students, digital education offers promise.
February 23, 2023
Stanford’s Digital Medic equips community health workers worldwide to promote vaccines
A new digital health education campaign provides support for dispelling disinformation about how best to prevent COVID-19 and other diseases.
February 23, 2023
On the journey to college, more low-income high schoolers are taking the digital path through Stanford
Stanford Digital Education’s Title I high school outreach program, partnering with a national nonprofit, has more than doubled the total of teens the university reaches nationwide.
February 21, 2023
Digital Innovations Within Higher Ed in the Wake of the Pandemic
Cynthia Berhtram of Stanford Digital Education writes in EvoLLLution about promising practices that emerged during the period of emergency remote teaching.
February 06, 2023
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 8 conversations about books that explore universities’ role in increasing equity and access.
February 02, 2023
Report from Rotterdam: An update on XR
An annual conference in the Netherlands showcased the latest developments in virtual reality, augmented reality and mixed reality. How can it improve learning?
January 30, 2023
Reseda Charter High School Senior Named Stanford Computer Science Equity Lab Course Valedictorian
Yanxi Rodriguez joined the National Education Equity Lab Honor Society with the highest score in the nation among students in the Stanford dual credit class.
January 25, 2023
How the Pandemic Has Shaped Leading Universities’ Integration of Digital Learning
The Silver Lining for Learning podcast explored post-pandemic strategies for digital learning with Cindy Berhtram of Stanford Digital Education and guests from Harvard and MIT.
January 21, 2023
Stanford pandemic education report highlighted in a Northwestern University alumni newsletter
Stanford Digital Education's Lisa Anderson, one of the report's authors and a Northwestern alum, shared key findings and thoughts on ways to support institutional research.
December 08, 2022
These high school students were afraid to dream bigger. A Stanford class is changing that
The Los Angeles Times reports that students at Birmingham Community Charter High School gain ambition and confidence when they take an online Stanford computer science course.
November 25, 2022
Edtech Insiders podcast features interview with Stanford Digital Education team
Lisa Anderson, Cindy Berhtram, and Matthew Rascoff discuss how the pandemic resulted in a mass professional development experience for faculty (segment begins at 30:00).
November 08, 2022
Educause ’22: Stanford Reflects on 2 Years of Remote Learning
GovTech reports educators shared lessons from their campus’ experiences, including student struggles and academic innovations, at the virtual Educause Annual Conference.
November 07, 2022
Book conversation on equity in higher education challenges participants to translate values into practice
Stanford Digital Education and Trinity College host an online discussion that suggests steps to advance equity should begin with acknowledging social and historical context.
November 02, 2022
OPINION Elite colleges talk a lot about equity. Why are they still overlooking low-income students?
An op-ed in USA Today by a Princeton professor discusses how universities such as Stanford are working to recruit more students from low-income backgrounds.
October 27, 2022
New Lines for Pandemic Teaching and Learning
Our fall 2022 newsletter announces the release of the pandemic education report and explores innovations in instruction, from chatbots and XR to assessment and writing.
October 24, 2022
The former editor of Duke's alumni magazine writes about the university's response to the pandemic
From cafeteria workers to student journalists and faculty, Duke's people made adjustments. The article quotes Matthew Rascoff: “Everyone recognized that they had to be a learner.”
October 21, 2022
Review of Stanford’s ‘emergency remote teaching’ and learning explores lessons learned from the pandemic
A new report by Stanford Digital Education honors the effort made to maintain academic continuity during 2020-21 and suggests some innovations may be lasting, per Stanford Report.
October 20, 2022
How COVID Spurred Digital Innovation and Empathy
Inside Higher Ed reports on the Stanford self-study, which asserts that online teaching innovations made during the pandemic may be worth preserving and enhancing.
October 20, 2022