Developed at Stanford University, SIPX is a new web-based technology, created to manage copyrights and deliver digital documents for the higher-education marketplace. The first, limited SIPX test at Stanford began in April 2011, when the “Stanford Intellectual Property Exchange” was in its research project phase. Now the broad cloud-based service is offered directly from within CourseWork [...]
Congratulations to sophomore Roger Chen and freshman Ashley Ngu for their winning entries in the CourseWork Visual Design Contest. In addition to showing excellent graphic design and an attractive color scheme, the winning entries were comprehensive, simple, and original. For their efforts, Roger will be awarded a MacBook Air, while Ashley has won a iPad [...]
The Sakai Teaching and Learning community is seeking submissions for the annual Teaching With Sakai Innovation Award (TWSIA) competition. The award recognizes innovation and excellence in technology-supported teaching, academic collaboration, and student engagement. (See last year’s winners.)< http://openedpractices.org/twsia/2012/winners > Award categories include: • Higher Education: Face-to-face • Higher Education: Fully Online or Hybrid Course • [...]
Instructors making innovative use of CourseWork, Stanford’s course management system, are encouraged to apply for the 2012 Teaching With Sakai Innovation Award.
Ken Romeo is the Academic Technology Specialist for the Language Center at Stanford University. In addition to supporting all language instructors in the use of CourseWork, Stanford’s deployment of the course management system known as Sakai, Romeo also uses it as an instructor. He teaches English as a Second Language to graduate students who have [...]
Assistant professor Allyson Hobbs’ wanted to make sure her African American history class got a taste of using primary sources. The following is a conversation about how her use of CourseWork allowed librarian Ben Stone to participate in her class and augment her students’ experience. How has research influenced the classes that your are teaching? [...]
Human Biology is a popular major at Stanford University and the Core courses, a 30-unit sequence spanning one academic year, provide the foundation for the major. Central to the Human Biology Core curriculum is teaching students to analyze and apply what they’ve learned, rather than absorb and recall factual data. Using CourseWork in a specific [...]
Stanford Humanities Fellow Edith Sheffer had an idea of how she could personalize history for her students. This led to an innovative use of the wiki, a tool currently under pilot within CourseWork. The response of her students to this project exceeded her expectations and she plans to repeat the project next fall. The following [...]