The Stanford Learning Lab is a collaborative venture to improve student learning and to promote creativity in education through the introduction of pedagogically informed learning technology.
Using methods and technical services that directly support student learning activity - such as note-taking, discussion, composition and the creation of knowledge artifacts, we strive to capture student learning experience and store and retrieve it in a fashion that promotes re-use and discourages "disposable learning" (just enough for the exam).
Our approach is an iterative balance of theory, experimental methods and technology deployment. These are applied in core academic curricula, corporate training and continuing education.
Though based at Stanford University, and firmly committed to the bettering of education at this university, the Lab will extend its efforts and interests without regard to geographical or cultural distance, entering into creative partnerships with educational, industrial, corporate, and research groups throughout the world.
The Learning Lab was established in 1997 by President Casper and the Commission on Technology in Teaching and Learning, and it is central to Stanford's response to the revolutionary changes now facing education.
Larry Leifer, Director, Stanford Learning Lab