Even as massive open online courses (MOOCs) continue to assume an increasingly prominent role in education, regularly enrolling thousands of students from around the world in classes taught by professors from dozens of universities, their rapid growth has sparked a backlash focused on the potential loss of diversity and interaction in education.
Londa Schiebinger, professor of history and the former director of the Clayman Institute for Gender Research, was recently awarded an honorary degree from Vrije Universiteit Brussel for her work founding Stanford’s Gendered Innovations project. The Daily sat down with Schiebinger to discuss her award-winning scholarship, the roots of her interest in gender and history and the sexism in the Barbie Doll’s first words.
Social media websites like Twitter can play a key role in increasing visibility for small businesses, according to a recent study led by Elizabeth Blankespoor, associate professor of accounting at the Graduate School of Business.
University administrators have announced plans to merge Class2Go, Stanford’s online course platform, with edX, a nonprofit online learning enterprise founded by Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), producing a joint open source online learning platform that will first be available in June.
President Barack Obama has nominated Ernest Moniz Ph.D. ’72, a Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) physicist, as the next U.S. Secretary of Energy.
Stanford’s new policy regarding food trucks mandates that trucks must register with Off The Grid, a food truck management company that has partnered with the University for the winter pilot program to bring food trucks to campus.
The Stanford-affiliated Coursera course platform currently leads the pack in massive open online course offerings. Stanford currently has 19 classes on Coursera, some with grants from the Vice Provost for Online Learning.