Online Projects in the Works

Online Projects in the Works

We are always amazed at the creativity and diversity of projects faculty propose. Here’s a sample of projects Stanford faculty are working on or launching now, with descriptions written by the project teams.

Design for Health

Medicine
Larry Chu

ANES 206 Design for Health is a new blended learning course from the Stanford AIM Lab that will explore the crucial role design can play in optimizing healthcare…The course will feature patients speaking about their challenges and provide opportunities for students to learn about patients’ real-world solutions and insights into the nature of health and illness. By crowdsourcing social and cognitive presences in the learning environment that are more diverse and heterogeneous than those in a traditional medical school course, new insights will be provoked that could be foundational to future innovation.

Clinical Legal Practice

Law
Jayashri Srikantiah, William Koski

Clinical education is already successful in bringing classroom theory into the practice of law…What remains a challenge for clinical teaching, however, is the need to provide students with basic knowledge and information on lawyering skills before the instructor ever allows them to meet their clients. Online learning provides an opportunity for clinical law students to gain the knowledge and skills necessary for clinical practice in an efficient and convenient form that will allow students to put those skills and knowledge into practice in the clinic. The online platform will also allow clinical instructors to quickly and efficiently provide students with “packets” of knowledge as soon as the need arises.

Indigenous Cultural Heritage: Law, Practice and Theory

Humanities and Sciences
Stacey Jessiman de Nanteuil

The course will explore historic, current and potential laws, policies and practices at national and international levels concerning the movement and protection of Indigenous cultural heritage. The goal of this online course is to give students enhanced access to a range of voices, images and experiences of Indigenous peoples and other stakeholders, which students in non-online courses generally only read about in written academic sources.