Course Design

Student studying in the Lane Reading Room (credit Linda A. Cicero/Stanford News Service)
May 7, 2013
The story is a familiar one across college campuses:students stay up late into the night cramming weeks’ worth of material into one study session before the big exam, only to forget the material as soon as the exam is over.
Apr 7, 2013
Several of my colleagues in the Graduate School of Education and I have been working on a framework for evaluation and design of MOOCs.
Feb 21, 2013
I will share ideas learned from working with bright young students on designing every part of a class to serve the larger goal of teaching students to think at a higher level, keeping in mind that most learning happens outside the classroom.
May 17, 2012
Whereas technology and automation have made almost all segments of our economy vastly more efficient, education today isn't much different than it was 300 years ago.
Feb 10, 2011
In this talk I will discuss some of the issues faced by the Math Department in designing and teaching the Math 50 series.  Many of these issues likely arise in any large course whose students are primarily not majoring in the discipline.  These is
Oct 30, 2008
Professor Erik Mazur Balkanski Professor of Physics and Applied Physics, Harvard University
May 1, 2008
This talk meditates on the value of engagement -- a paradoxical term used to describe the situation of those who wish to marry as of those who do battle -- for successfull teaching and learning in the classroom.
Mar 6, 2008
As our teaching seeks more and more to prepare students for global citizenship, the role of field experiences and the benefits of the field for undergraduate and graduate students take on increased prominence. I share my practical experiences.
May 3, 2007
While there are many advantages to project-based courses, they are often labor-intensive and expensive.  I will describe my experience with inexpensive, project-based courses with large enrollments (up to 100 students) that have been very successf
Feb 22, 2007
Instructional tools have changed dramatically over the last few decades.  Students studying entrepreneurship today use technology -- including wikis, podcasts, videos, and blogs -- to interact with their peers and instructors in ways that would ha


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