眾所周知史丹福的工學院附屬之專業發展中心（Stanford Center for Professional Studies, SCPD）自數十年前起即以專業項目暨遠距教育科技提供矽谷暨全美高科技人才所需之基礎與新興課程，並以史大各研究所承認之學分俾益在職專業人才按時取得學位，並掌握陞遷契機。由於機制設計精良，考覈嚴謹確實，成為各校成立類似中心，學習模仿之對象。唯史丹福在推廣網路課程及學位授與時極為保守，僅將課程製播於SCPD存檔，播放，運用，卻直至2012年仍不願單獨授與網路課程之學位。唯史丹福在2013年起＂後發＂推動網路課程時，破天荒地採跨國及跨語言結盟，在亞洲及世界各地與在地主流大學合作，以史大之科技與品牌與在地主流之最優最具互補強項合作，一起打開共同知名度卻完全不淡化史大之美國與全球課程。其中史大與台大合作之＂機率論＂及＂秦始皇＂均以中文教學，閲聽大眾與英語系統分流，精準切入亞洲極富潛力廣大市場。並毫不瓜分英語系市場之各項機會。It is widely known that Stanford pioneered in providing degree-conferral and distance-learning technologies via Stanford Center of Professional Studies （SCPD）since decades ago. The courses offered via SCPD is boldly complete, covering almost all fundamental and emerging courses. The program had successfully assisted professionals at work receiving continued-education and career promotion needs. Due to the great educational mechanisms and accurate evaluation of academic performance, Stanford's SCPD immediately became a model for all other tier-one universities. However, Stanford had been extremely conservative in offering solely internet-based degree programs, but had just simply been recording, broadcasting, and using the course materials. It was as late as in 2012 when Stanford was still not interested in offering internet-based degree programs. However, when Stanford started to promote internet-based modules via an open platform, Stanford adopted cross-border and cross-culture approach, working with some best programs in each respective domestic alliance to create global impact without diluting the brand image of Stanford English-taught courses.
2016創新研究國際學術研討會: 以人為本的在地創新之跨領域與跨界的對話 2016 International conference on innovation studies- human-centered indigenous innovation: trans-disciplinary dialogue 會議日期:2016.11.12-13