AlaskaX is a partnership between UAF and edX that started in 2020 to offer free online courses and programs to a global audience. Our 23 courses and six programs cover topics from fisheries to arctic security and continue to grow.
edX is a non-profit global online education platform founded by MIT and Harvard in 2012 that reaches 50 million learners across the globe. AlaskaX courses share UAF’s expertise with the world and communicate our role as a leader in climate change research, indigenous studies, and Arctic and circumpolar studies.
All AlaskaX courses are MOOCs – Massive Open Online Courses, meaning that there are no enrollment caps. And they all offer their content for free, with the option for learners to purchase the verified track which provides a grade and proof of completion. AlaskaX courses are not currently credit-bearing, but many build connections between edX learners and our online program offerings, such as social work and one health.