How We Work

Accelerator Studio

The Stanford Accelerator for Learning is dedicated to accelerating solutions anchored in the science and design of learning, and offers technical, research, and partnership support for select seed grantees to aid their work.

The Accelerator Studio is a service model that provides support services from experienced staff to help guide the design of effective, scalable solutions anchored in the rapidly growing research from the learning sciences. For example, an instructor with a great learning innovation may not have experience researching its effects on learning. Alternatively, a faculty member may have an idea for a new digital learning tool or application, but not have access to technologists to bring it to life. 

Examples of Accelerator Studio support include:

  • Technology support. Ideation, storyboarding, prototyping, interface design, instructional design, app development and testing, cloud services, and media production.
  • Research support. Research conceptualization and measure design, execution of quantitative and/or qualitative research in the lab or field, data use agreements and storage, and guidance for working with Stanford’s Institutional Review Board.
  • Science and design of learning. Evidence-based strategies for improving learning experiences, as well as guidance on avoiding common mistakes that interfere with learning. 
  • Partnership support. Finding and helping to broker prospective participants and partner organizations outside of Stanford (e.g., middle school students, community garden partners, tech companies, etc.).