Happy 120th to Independent Learning!

Professor David Werther connects with students in his virtual classroom through online feedback.

The University of Wisconsin-Extension's Independent Learning has helped Eric Krause and other students meet their educational goals, advance their careers and enrich their lives during the past 120 years.

“I was interning at a large public accounting firm in Chicago during the spring semester of my senior year at UW-Madison,” says Eric, a recent student. “But I also needed one last class – a philosophy course – to graduate, so I enrolled in the online course Contemporary Moral Issues through UW-Extension. It was a worthwhile course, and the feedback I received from my professor, David Werther, makes me feel as connected as if I were in an actual classroom. Best of all, even though I was working almost 70 hours a week, I was able to finish my philosophy requirement and graduate on time.”

Today, with more than 100 undergraduate courses available, students can learn wherever they may be, whenever their schedule allows.

More than 1,000 students enroll in Independent Learning courses annually. The most popular courses are Elementary Statistics and Intermediate Composition. Both fulfill general education requirements. Two recently redesigned classes in elementary statistics and college algebra are offered using ALEKS, an artificial intelligence system that assesses each student's knowledge, then delivers customized instruction on the precise topics the student is ready to learn.

For more than a century – from the era of correspondence courses studied by candlelight to today’s online offerings – Independent Learning has provided students with a high-quality education that accommodates their personal objectives and busy schedules. Whether for personal enrichment, professional development or to fulfill a graduation requirement, Independent Learning puts knowledge within reach.

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