Stanford education students show off new inventions to improve learning

After spending the past year exploring ways to use design and technology to improve learning, students at Stanford Graduate School of Education shared their ideas and prototypes with the public at the Learning, Design and Technology (LDT) Expo on Aug. 3.

Learning, Design and Technology (LDT) Expo
Wenyan Hua (left) presents MagNote, an app that prompts users to take steps that help convert knowledge into long-term memory. (Photo: Holly Hernandez)

The annual event is the culmination of the LDT master’s program, which draws students from around the world working in various disciplines. This year, the expo featured 14 projects offering novel approaches to an array of teaching and learning challenges: supporting students’ mental health, providing guidance in choosing a career path, enhancing the experience of visiting an art museum and helping young children learn morning and evening routines.

Each year the LDT Expo attracts an audience of education and technology professionals, potential investors and curious community members. Many projects from past years have turned into real-life products, including mobile apps, teaching aids and educational toys.

Read more about this year’s projects, and see photos from the event in a slideshow on the Graduate School of Education website.