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Penn Vet Professional Development: MOOCs and online training


Coursera offers a range of courses from different universities.  Broad-based range of courses and strength in professional development for educators. Some of the courses are available on demand, most are available for a limited time but may be repeated.  Free “honor system” certificates; fee-based verified certificates that require a capstone project; advanced certificates for specialized work.


EdX offers a broad range of free courses from different universities with some specialty in science, technology and medicine.  Free “honor system” certificates; fee-based verified certificates; advanced certificates for specialized work. Some courses provide college credit for a fee.

Categories of training include among others:

  • Education and teaching
  • Biology and life sciences
  • Data analysis and statistics
  • Computer science
  • Medicine

Stanford Online

Self-paced and scheduled classes. Professional and Continuing Certificates courses and programs are offered by: Stanford Center for Professional Development (School of Engineering), Stanford Innovation and Entrepreneurship (Graduate School of Business and School of Engineering), Continuing Medical Education (School of Medicine) and Stanford Continuing Studies.


Besides free self-paced online courses, Udacity offers a premium service where for a monthly fee per course, students receive one-on-one coaching, personal evaluation of specially designed projects and a verified certificate of completion. Focus on workplace skills in computer science and math.

Khan Academy

Free self-paced online instruction with practice exercises, instructional videos including math, science and computer programming.  Geared to K-12 as well as adult learners.

ACVSMR Student Lectures

Vet-oriented commercial services

A VMD Technology article gives brief reviews of some of the web vet CE providers.

UPenn Knowledgelink is now LinkedIn Learning @ Penn

LinkedIn Learning with Content - logo

LinkedIn Learning (formerly provides thousands of on-demand training videos to help anyone learn business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals.

LinkedIn Learning is available to all Penn faculty and staff with a valid PennKey. To log into LinkedIn Learning on your desktop, go to Do not go directly to (if you wish to bookmark LinkedIn Learning for easy access, your bookmark must also point to For more options see Penn Computing's helpful guide at

See below collections of suggested videos:

Training on Research Reproducibility

JOVE - Journal of visualized experiments

Penn subscribes to these videos on research techniques in the areas of Biology, Clinical Translational Medicine, Immunology and Infection, Neuroscience and Bioengineering.

See also Research & Productivity Tutorials tab

See also the list of research and productivity tutorials compiled by Penn Libraries.