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Center for Advanced Research through Online Learning

The Center for Advanced Research through Online Learning (CAROL) stewards data from online learning environments to support scientific inquiry. CAROL also articulates standards for ethical governance of research through digital learning environments at Stanford and worldwide. To date CAROL has carried out some 150 data shares with professional researchers worldwide, sustaining a truly international and multidisciplinary scientific community.

CAROL also sustains ongoing discussion about the promise of digital technologies for improving the access, affordability, and quality of postsecondary learning opportunities.



CAROL facilitates researcher access to data derived from Stanford's digital learning environments.



CAROL is an interdisciplinary group of Stanford faculty and researchers.



CAROL scaffolds innovative research on teaching and learning in higher education.