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





Project Start Date

Summer 2012

Project Complete Date

Summer 2015

Project Team

  • Pauline Becker
  • Michael McAuliffe
  • Joe Benfield
  • Jamie Tsui


Stanford Medicine Interactive Learning Initiative (SMILI) was supported by the Office of the Dean of Education.