News about Online and Hybrid Learning at UCSC

  • Bettina Aptheker

    UC Santa Cruz launches online 'Feminism and Social Justice' course with Bettina Aptheker

    UC Santa Cruz has launched a new online course open to the public through the Coursera platform.

    Titled "Feminism and Social Justice" it is an adaptation of a popular course taught on campus for nearly a decade by Distinguished Professor of Feminist Studies Bettina Aptheker...


  • Alison Galloway

    The Bone Whisperer

    Forensic anthropologist Alison Galloway will retire from teaching this year, but her wisdom will live on through new online course that teaches both technical skills and the things you don’t find in textbooks...


  • Murray Baumgarten

    UC Santa Cruz launches new legacy course on the Holocaust with Coursera

    UC Santa Cruz has launched a new version of its free online course, The Holocaust: The Destruction of European Jewry, through the Coursera platform. The course was developed and is taught by professors Murray Baumgarten and Peter Kenez...


  • Zavaleta films the coastline at Landels-Hill Big Creek Reserve for a unit on California's rich coastal ecology. Image credit: Zack Hill

    Bringing field ecology online

    If outdoor learning were a religion, Erika Zavaleta would be among its foremost acolytes. A professor of environmental studies at UC Santa Cruz, Zavaleta regularly leads ecology students into the wilds of California, immersing them in the field for weeks at a time...


  • Susan Schwartz (above) and David Osleger (below) recorded lectures in Yosemite and other national parks for their online course "Geology of the National Parks." (Photos by Erin Todd)

    UC Santa Cruz develops innovative online courses available to all UC students

    UC Santa Cruz faculty venturing into the brave new world of online education are finding that a well-designed online course can be more accessible, and may even provide a better educational experience for students, than some traditionally taught courses. This is especially true for courses that large numbers of students...


  • Herbie Lee, Vice Provost Academic Affairs (Photo by Carolyn Lagattuta)

    What's new in academic programs and online education

    Our campus has also been active in developing and offering fully online courses through UC's systemwide online initiatives. This year, students from all UC campuses were able to enroll in three fully online UCSC courses...