Stanford Medicine Interactive Learning Initiative
The Stanford Interactive Learning Initiative (SMILI) was the school's landmark investment in bringing more active learning into the classroom. Staff and systems were brought to bear in support of faculty transforming their traditional lecture courses.
The outcome of SMILI was that instructional design consultations for instructors in the Stanford Medicine community became a core service of the EdTech team. Contact us if you would like to schedule a consultation.
Click the video above to hear Charles Prober, Sal Khan and other educational leaders discuss the value of interactive learning.
Stanford and SMILI In The News
- Professors propose 'lecture-less' medical school classes - Inside Stanford Medicine, May 2, 2012
- Stanford's professional schools commit to online learning - Stanford Report, September 14, 2012
- Medical education at Stanford gets more interactive by going online - Stanford Report, September 28, 2012
- Online learning initiative reinventing medical school courses - Inside Stanford Medicine, October 8, 2012
- Faculty Senate grapples with the possibilities and challenges of online learning - Stanford Report, October 26, 2012
- Lecture Halls without Lectures — A Proposal for Medical Education - New England Journal of Medicine, Charles G. Prober, M.D., and Chip Heath, Ph.D.
- Stanford's Online Strategy -Campus Technology
- Harvard and M.I.T. Team Up to Offer Free Online Courses
- How 'Flipping' the Classroom Can Improve the Traditional Lecture
- 'There Is Something Very Exciting Going on Here' -The Atlantic, John Mitchell, Vice Provost for Online Learning, Stanford University
- ithaka.org - An organization dedicated to the study and implementation of transformative uses of new technologies in higher education.
- 7 Things You Should Know About Flipped Classrooms - A brief introduction to the flipped classroom model from the Educause Learning Initiative.
- Online Learning and Liberal Arts Colleges - Inside Higher Ed, June 29, 2012
- An Avalanche is Coming - Institute for Public Policy Research
- Stop Lecturing Me (In College Science)! - Scientific American, Budding Scientist blog. Interview with Carl Wieman, professor of physics and of education, commenting on a new paper offering convincing evidence that so-called “active learning” is superior to lectures. May 21, 2014
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- Pauline Becker
- Michael McAuliffe
- Joe Benfield
- Jamie Tsui
Stanford Medicine Interactive Learning Initiative (SMILI) was supported by the Office of the Dean of Education.