Free Online Resources
Coursera is an entrepreneurial company that partners with top universities around the world to offer free online courses to anyone. Coursera students watch lectures taught by world-class professors, learn at their own pace, test their knowledge, and reinforce concepts through interactive exercises. When students join a Coursera course, they are also joining a global community of thousands of students.
Lifetime Learning partnered with the Patrick Henry Memorial Foundation to create a Coursera MOOC course on Patrick Henry: Forgotten Founder. This course was launched Fall 2017.
Lifetime Learning provides alumni with free access to a robust online research library featuring six databases with over 10,000 journals and articles, many of which are full-text. These databases are available free of cost to all University of Virginia alumni. Whether you have returned to school, work for a major corporation or stay at home with children, the library databases can be a great intellectual resource. Search the databases to keep you up-to-date on the latest topics, discoveries, business books or wellness information. Take a brief survey to access the database.
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This site has information for learning online and distance education programs across the University of Virginia. If you are interested in business, project planning,engineering, medicine, cybersecurity, data sciences, or humanities then you have found the right place for e-learning, online learning, distance education, training, digital resources, tutorials and web-based educational content from UVA. There are hundreds of courses and dozens of certificate and degree programs available. Content on this site includes for credit, non-credit, free, open educational resources, and tuition courses, certificates and degrees.
Take a look at some of the online tours you can “visit” in Virginia.
Recorded UVA Lifetime Learning Faculty-Led Online Talks. (Events after April 1, 2021 are Closed Captioned)
Audio recordings of UVA Lifetime Learning Faculty-Led Talks.
The Thoughts From the Lawn blog features posts by UVA faculty related to upcoming lectures, recent books, educational events, and research conducted on relevant topics.
The University offers opportunities for alumni, parents and friends to continue their education - many free of charge.
University-wide collaboration and cooperation in academic outreach to better serve the public.
Workshops, online webinars, private sessions and job fairs.
Graduate-level courses to anyone seeking to continue their learning in the Education field.
Learn the latest research and best practices from Darden faculty, and experience a sample of Executive Education content.
The first and ultimate online reference work about the Commonwealth of Virginia, published by Virginia Humanities.
The School of Medicine’s weekly forum on medicine and society. This series now includes History of the Health Sciences Lectures.
Nonpartisan public discussion on the institutions and issues that define our times.
An intensive, high-value certificate program that delivers a world-class business curriculum in an abridged version for non-business students.
OLLI courses, lasting three to six weeks, are tailored to seniors’ lifestyles.
High quality continuing education programs and courses for a diverse community of learners offered at convenient times and places, and online.