Two professors have launched the nascent Center for Blockchain Research (CBR), Stanford Engineering announced in a press release on Wednesday.
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.
“It’s no secret that the reputation of Stanford engineering and sciences puts the humanities and arts in the shade,” said Richard Saller, dean of the School of Humanities & Sciences. Despite Stanford’s ranking as the top humanities and arts university in the world, according to the 2012-13 Times Higher Education World University Arts and Humanities…
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 Faculty Senate heard a report on online education for the second time in the past six months at its Thursday afternoon meeting in an effort to further explore faculty concerns with and goals for the rapidly developing field.
John Mitchell, the new Vice Provost for Online Education (VPOL), recently sat down with The Daily to discuss his position and plans for the office.
Three Stanford professional schools launch online education initiatives through associate dean appointments.
At the first meeting held by new chair Steven Denning, M.B.A. ’78, the Stanford Board of Trustees discussed several ongoing University construction projects, including an initiative to add 326 beds to graduate school housing. The renovations would allow 60 percent of graduate students to live on campus, up from roughly 55 percent currently. The Board…