E-learning, administered by UAF eLearning & Distance Education, offers an alternative for people who seek a college education but cannot attend classes or choose an online option. The unique advantage of e-learning, also known as online learning, is its flexibility. Students select their own hours of study and work in surroundings they choose. E-learning offers the freedom to structure a personal academic schedule and continue educational progress, even when personal circumstances make it impossible or challenging to attend scheduled, face-to-face classes.

UAF eLearning & Distance Education offers more than 250 courses in 45 disciplines and offers degrees and certificates completely online. eLearning courses follow all university calendars and deadlines and must be completed within the semester time frame. eLearning courses use the Blackboard Learning Management System. You are required to have reliable Internet access to complete eLearning courses.

For UAF students, eLearning courses count as residence credit. When a student enrolls in an eLearning course, the course may be used to determine full-time/part-time status and eligibility for financial aid and scholastic action. The grade will average in your semester and cumulative GPAs.

eLearning & Distance Education maintains a comprehensive website at http://elearning.uaf.edu,where information on course offerings, online certificates and degrees, enrollment information, withdrawal deadlines, fees, materials and course descriptions may be found. For more information contact eLearning & Distance Education at 2175 University Ave. South in Fairbanks, 800-277-8060 or 907-479-3444, fax 907-479-3443, uaf-elearning@alaska.edu or http://elearning.uaf.edu.

The University of Alaska provides many possibilities for students to take distance-delivered courses. The campuses at Anchorage, Fairbanks and Juneau, along with their community college networks, offer hundreds of courses using a variety of delivery modes. Opportunities for students who prefer distance-delivered courses can be found at the University of Alaska Distance Learning website at http://distance.alaska.edu.