Stanford University has put extensive efforts into providing free online courses over the past several years in an effort to promote lifelong learning and share knowledge with the general public worldwide.
The belief that interests arrive fully formed and must simply be “found” can lead people to limit their pursuit of new fields and give up when they encounter challenges, according to a new Stanford study.
Over the last half-century, students in the ME310 course have produced hundreds of prototypes for cameras, makeup, cars and much more. Combined with international teams, they design and develop new products while learning from reality.
The Stanford Data Challenge Lab class meets every day and requires nearly 100 homework assignments. But innovative instruction has students clamoring to take the class, which teaches professional-level data skills.
Undergraduate students who used a course information platform to learn about the performance of previous students in classes at their university earned slightly lower grades, according to new Stanford research.