Alumni in Kenya, Malta, Singapore and Ireland share their experiences of online learning and its impact on their fields of expertise.
Flexible online study
Get to know four of our online learning graduates in this month's feature alumni profiles.
Over 5,000 people from 140 countries have graduated from the University's online programmes since our first online masters was launched in 2005. On top of this, the University has also developed over 50 free short online courses (MOOCs) in the past decade, increasing our provision for open global education.
This summer sees Edinburgh hit a new milestone, becoming the first university in the UK to offer a MicroMasters programme. This gives learners access to short online masters-level courses for free and without the commitment of a full degree.
Online learning enabled Dr Kelvin Momanyi to put One Health concepts into practice in real time while working at the International Livestock Research Institute in Nairobi.
My current role, as a Research Assistant under ILRI (ZooLinK project), involves surveillance of 15 zoonotic diseases in both animals and humans in western Kenya with a strong focus of disseminating findings to the public, policy and scientific community.
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In our staff spotlight this month, we hear from Brian Burgon, whose role puts him in direct contact with the University's online learners, ensuring they receive an authentic Edinburgh experience from a distance.