Yale Center for Teaching and Learning

Online Learning

Faculty Members and Digital Education Staff members stand on the staircase in the CTL

Yale explores online learning for a vast and global audience: from lifelong learners seeking to improve knowledge skills, to undergraduate and graduate students looking to supplement their current courses or take a class online to earn college credit, a certificate or a degree.

The leadership for online learning is a campus collaborative. Lucas  Swineford, Executive Director of Digital Education, oversees online education efforts at Yale. Professor Craig Wright serves as Academic Director of Online Education. The Office of the Provost has a standing Committee on University-Wide Teaching and Learning. Numerous offices contribute to a vibrant network in disseminating Yale’s intellectual treasury of teaching around the world.

Discover a wide range of timely and timeless topics taught by Yale professors, each with a unique perspective and an individual interpretation of a particular field of study.
The online landscape provides unprecedented avenues for faculty to imagine new ways to transmit their teaching and share it with the world. Explore Yale’s online offerings.
Yale is pursuing a distinctive pathway that emphasizes pedagogical innovation for the benefit of Yale’s own students even as it builds on previous initiatives to continue to share great teaching beyond the campus.
As is often cited, the University’s three core missions are the creation, preservation, and dissemination of knowledge. In the past dozen years, Yale has undertaken important online education projects that have disseminated the best of Yale teaching beyond our classrooms in New Haven.
The Provost has put policy matters in place for online learning. Yale Faculty can log-in using their NetID to view the policies.