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Online Learning

Caltech's Online Education programs aim to improve both how we educate future generations of scientists and engineers here at Caltech and to show how our intense approach to education in science and engineering can make a difference beyond our own student body.

Upcoming online learning opportunities will be available through Coursera and edX, educational technology platforms that offer online university-level courses in a wide range of disciplines to a worldwide audience at no charge. Caltech's online offerings do not provide Caltech course credit.




In 2017, Caltech offered a special session of Professor Mike Brown's "Science of the Solar System" online course to alumni and friends. In addition to the materials offered in the public version of the course, this cohort participated in live video office hours, their own discussion boards for peer and instructor interactions, and a live broadcast of a special Caltech event about the course. This unique offering won the 2018 CASE District VII Awards of Excellence Gold Award for Best Use of Social Media/Technology.