Learn Online

Learning takes all forms, which is why Yale has put a wealth of lifelong learning opportunities at your fingertips. Get started with some of the offerings below and see where your curiosity takes you.

Online Courses

Some of Yale’s most sought-after courses are available online through Coursera, the online platform that connects you back to the university. Every class on Coursera is taught by a top Yale professor, and courses include recorded video lectures, auto-graded and peer-reviewed assignments, and community discussion forums. When you complete a class, you’ll receive a sharable electronic course certificate.

A research university that focuses on students and encourages learning as an essential way of life, Yale is a place for connection, creativity, and innovation among cultures and across disciplines. You can find them all on Coursera.

Lectures & Talks

A host of great lectures and other lifelong learning opportunities are available through Yale offerings, including:

  • YouTube: To view all videos posted by Yale, including many featuring talks and lectures by professors, visit the Yale YouTube channel.
  • Open Yale Courses: Open Yale Courses provides free and open access to a selection of introductory courses taught by distinguished scholars. The aim of the project is to expand access to educational materials for all who wish to learn.
  • iTunesU: Listen to more than 2,500 podcasts and gain access to more than 1,000 high-quality videos by subscribing to the Yale channel on iTunesU. All content is available for free. Through iTunesU, you can download and subscribe to specific Yale collections and receive updates whenever something new is added.
  • Poorvu Center for Teaching and Learning: The Poorvu Center for Teaching and Learning at Yale explores online learning for a wide and global audience: from lifelong learners seeking to improve knowledge skills, to students looking to supplement their current classes, to those who wish to take a class online for college credit, a certificate, or a degree.

Library Resources and Journals

As a Yale affiliate, you have access to millions of academic journals, books, and primary sources, all for free, through JSTOR and HeinOnline.

Founded in 1995, JSTOR is a digital library of academic content in many formats and disciplines. The collections include peer-reviewed scholarly journals as well as respected literary journals, academic monographs, research reports from trusted institutes, and primary sources.

HeinOnline is a premier online database for legal history and government documents, bridging the gap in historical research by providing comprehensive coverage of more than 2,500 law-related periodicals. In addition, it contains the entire Congressional Record, Federal Register, and Code of Federal Regulations, complete coverage of the U.S. Reports back to 1754, and entire databases dedicated to treaties, constitutions, case law, world trials, classic treatises, international trade, foreign relations, U.S. presidents, and much more.