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Classes for General Public

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How to Learn Math

This free online course offers important new research ideas on learning, the brain, and math that can transform students’ experiences with math. The course is primarily for teachers, parents and others who help students with math. It consists of short videos interspersed with various thinking tasks—such as reflecting on videos, designing lessons, discussing ideas with peers in the class—to promote active engagement. 

Stanford Continuing Studies

Stanford Continuing Studies offers a broad range of courses in Liberal Arts & Sciences, Creative Writing, and Professional & Personal Development. Courses are designed to cultivate learning and enrich the lives of adults in the Bay Area, are primarily taught by Stanford instructors, and are open to everyone.

Stanford Engineering Everywhere (SEE)

Stanford offers some of its most popular engineering classes online free of charge to anyone with a computer and an Internet connection around the world. View lecture videos, access reading lists and other course handouts, take quizzes and tests, and communicate with other SEE students.

Stanford Online

Stanford Online offers free online courses taught by Stanford faculty to lifelong learners worldwide, and a variety of professional education opportunities in conjunction with many of the University’s schools and departments.