Be sure to check out “Stanford Online: 2013 in Review.” For a quick summary of the report, check out Campus Technology’s article, Stanford Report Shares Snapshot of Online Learning.
The report discusses that since fall 2012 they have delivered four million hours of instruction via Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). These courses take place on three different LMS platforms: Coursera, NovoEd and Stanford OpenEdX. They also discuss how their efforts to improve teaching and learning are much broader than MOOCs, i.e., experiments in technology-driven and experiential education are occurring in every corner Stanford. They over the last few years have been attempting to answer the following questions:
- How can we help students learn more effectively?
- How can we better leverage classroom time?
- How can technology enable educators to better meet the needs of particular learners?
What great questions for us all to attempt to answer. Check out the report to see how they have tried to answer them over the last few years. But more importantly, how has your institution attempted to answer them. I hope to here your thoughts in the comments.