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The University of Washington was one of the early innovators in online education, delivering a wide variety of courses and programs over the internet since 2001. Today, we offer a diverse range of programs and courses online through UW Online.

We also offer courses through popular platforms such as Coursera and edX. Many of these courses are based on classes taught in UW certificate and degree programs.

Some of these courses are free and some charge a fee, which typically allows you to access additional features and/or earn a certification that you can use to demonstrate your accomplishment.

 

The edX online learning site features free courses from some of the top educational institutions in the world, including Harvard, MIT and the University of Washington. Take classes from UW professors and enjoy access to state-of-the-art content and tools. See the UWashingtonX page for a list of course offerings.

UW on edX 

Coursera is an online education platform that the UW and other higher education institutions use to offer free college courses that anyone can take. Some of these courses start on a set date and run for a specific length of time, while others are available on demand and can be taken anytime.

UW on Coursera 

 

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The UW offers a wide variety of engaging online courses, allowing you to explore a passion, update your professional skills or satisfy a prerequisite for a degree program. You’ll learn from top instructors and enjoy a challenging curriculum tailored for online students. Course credit options and costs vary depending on the program.

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