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.
Every Tuesday night leading up to the Nov. 6 presidential election, Cemex Auditorium was packed with a mixed student population of undergraduate, graduate and continuing studies students.
Although Stanford’s recent foray into online education has been met with praise from both faculty and students alike, faculty have raised concerns surrounding intellectual property rights in this space.
The co-founder of the education technology company Coursera looks to online education for equalizing society.
The Faculty Senate discussed the increasing number of units required for undergraduate majors, and the rising percentage of Stanford students graduating with more than the required 180 units, at its first meeting of the academic year.
William G. Bowen, former president of Princeton University, drew attention to the crippling debt burden placed on students by universities in his two-part talk on Wednesday and Thursday evenings. Emphasizing the power of institutions like Stanford and Princeton, he argued that a cooperative and immediate effort by elite universities could pull America’s national higher education system back from the brink of disaster.