Stanford University, located between San Francisco and San Jose in the heart of California’s Silicon Valley, is one of the world’s leading teaching and research universities. The Stanford Center for Professional Development, a part of The Office of the Vice Provost for Technology and Learning (VPTL), makes it possible for today's best and brightest professionals to enroll in Stanford University courses and programs while they maintain their careers. Our portfolio reflects the exciting research and world-class teaching of Stanford faculty from all of Stanford’s schools. Courses are delivered online and, in some cases, at Stanford, at your work site, or at international locations – providing a global community of learners with flexibility and convenience and enabling them to apply their education to their work. The Stanford Center for Professional Development upholds the mission of Stanford University to encourage life-long learning and forge the future by educating tomorrow’s leaders in industry. Emerging learning technologies open new opportunities in how we teach and the ways in which students learn.