Online learning and short courses
About online learning at UCL
Although UCL has offered a small number of distance learning programmes for some time, prior to 2020 it remained a nascent form of teaching at the University. Online teaching and learning doesn’t suit everyone or indeed every discipline, but when it is right there can be many benefits to staff and students alike.
Chief among these are flexibility and choice, both in terms of the pace of learning and the ability to balance a course with other commitments. Learners can additionally access research-informed teaching from anywhere in the world, bring professional expertise to their learning (and vice versa), and be part of a rich, global cohort with diverse lived experiences.
Support and advice
If you’re planning to develop an online course, want to learn more, or have been running a distance education programme for years, the Online Learning team would welcome the chance to speak with you.