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UVA Massive Open Online Courses (MMOCs) offered via Coursera

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.

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All UVA Coursera

Free Online Research Library for Alumni

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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Online Education @ UVA

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.

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Virtual Museum Tours

Take a look at some of the online tours you can “visit” in Virginia.

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Vodcast Library

Recorded UVA Lifetime Learning Faculty-Led Online Talks. (Events after April 1, 2021 are Closed Captioned)

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Podcast Library

Audio recordings of UVA Lifetime Learning Faculty-Led Talks.

Podcast Library

Faculty Blog Posts

Thoughts From the Lawn Features Articles by Faculty.

Faculty Blog

Other Educational Offerings

The University offers opportunities for alumni, parents and friends to continue their education - many free of charge.


Academic Outreach

University-wide collaboration and cooperation in academic outreach to better serve the public.


Career Webinars & Events

Workshops, online webinars, private sessions and job fairs.


Professional Learners Off Grounds

Graduate-level courses to anyone seeking to continue their learning in the Education field.


Darden Executive Education Webinars

Learn the latest research and best practices from Darden faculty, and experience a sample of Executive Education content.


Encyclopedia Virginia

The first and ultimate online reference work about the Commonwealth of Virginia, published by Virginia Humanities.



Host Ken Ono, STEM Advisor to the Provost, keeps his finger on the pulse of scientific and technological innovation at UVA. Hoos in STEM showcases the marvelous cornucopia of STEM at UVA, from the latest innovations to growth inside and outside the classroom.

Medical Center Hour

The School of Medicine’s weekly forum on medicine and society. This series now includes History of the Health Sciences Lectures.


Miller Center Forums

Nonpartisan public discussion on the institutions and issues that define our times.


McIntire Business Institute

An intensive, high-value certificate program that delivers a world-class business curriculum in an abridged version for non-business students.


Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)

OLLI courses, lasting three to six weeks, are tailored to seniors’ lifestyles.


School of Continuing & Professional Studies

High quality continuing education programs and courses for a diverse community of learners offered at convenient times and places, and online.

Learn as you explore the world.

UVA travel programs offer a unique lens through which to view the world. Join us!

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