About

We are UCSC Online Education, a unit within the Division of Academic Affairs at University of California, Santa Cruz — and we are passionate about producing high-quality, exciting, accessible digital content.

It is our mission to create courses that challenge, engage and inspire students.  To this end, UCSC Online Education promotes excellence in teaching and learning through partnerships with faculty to create academically rigorous, creative, and transformative courses.

The Online Education team produces fully online and hybrid courses that UC Santa Cruz students take for academic credit, as well as Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) that are widely available to anyone with internet access. The courses we produce are rich and diverse in instructional approaches and utilize synchronous and asynchronous video, digitally enhanced projects, discussion forums, student or team presentations, guided peer review, embedded quizzes, and so on.
 
We are a recharge unit whose work is mainly funded through grants or awards. We work with faculty to prepare grant proposals to fund our partnership. We encourage all faculty interested in developing an online course and exploring the potential of online teaching and learning to reach out to us.
 
Whatever your purpose for visiting this site, we hope you will take one of our courses.