July - Sept 1997
Team: Jon Bruck, Jared Kopf
Serving to keep Stanford University on the leading edge of e-learning
innovation, the Stanford Learning Lab
acts as the university's technology R&D unit, building next-generation
learning tools and services and disseminating them to all schools in the
was recruited by Professor Larry
Leifer in my sophomore year to help design and build the websites
for the first study of the Stanford Learning Lab.
The project involved developing the curriculum, pedagogical methods, learning
technologies, and assessment procedures for a freshman Intro to Humanities
course The Word
and The World.
The course examined five texts: Genesis, Meditations,
and the film Blade
Runner, with a focus on reading methods, rather than content.
A unique site was created for each text where the student would be required
to read assignments and answer questions online. In addition, there were
other resources and tools within each text's site for the student to explore
and get a deeper understanding of the texts. View the documentary video
below that details this project.
-- Stanford Learning Lab
-- The Word and
-- "Beyond Words" 56k,