Online Learning

A leader in online learning, Penn provides people around the world with opportunities to build professional skills, acquire college credit, and immerse themselves in the life of the mind.

PIK Prof Robert Ghrist: The Power of Online Learning

A revolution in online learning, “Calculus: Single Variable,” Robert Ghrist’s popular Coursera course, contains 16 hours of hand-drawn video, and has attracted more than 130,000 students from all over the world. In 2013, it also became one of the first Coursera offerings approved for accreditation by the American Council on Education.

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Arts & Sciences Online Learning
Students can learn about Penn’s online student communities, as well as credit, non-credit, and executive development courses. Penn faculty can find support for “flipping” classrooms and tailoring lectures to the online environment.

Online Continuing Medical Education
The Perelman School of Medicine CME program provides healthcare professionals with up-to-date, clinically relevant, scientifically rigorous, evidence-based medical information and training.

Online Continuing Nursing Education
The School of Nursing’s Center for Professional Development offers online courses that build upon the educational and experiential basis of nurses to enhance practice, education, administration, research, and theory development.

English Language Programs Online Courses
Penn ELP offers online writing, reading and test preparation courses for international students and professionals.

Kelly Writers House Alumni Electronic Book Groups
The online book groups program for Penn alumni and Penn families offers month-long discussions on longer works as well as ten-day “close reading” groups on single short stories or pairs of poems.

Wharton Executive Education
Wharton incorporates online learning into their executive education programs in customizable ways. Learn more about open-enrollment programs for individuals and custom programs designed in partnership with organizations seeking meaningful, actionable learning experiences for their executives.