The University of Iowa

Distance Learning from the International Writing Program

Distance Learning offers a year-round program of online courses, exchanges, and events, which are developed to promote international cultural exchange and to encourage the formation of new creative communities. Its most popular offerings include its Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), which provide free education in creative writing and literature to thousands of participants worldwide. Distance Learning creates small online courses for special-interest student groups and brings communities of writers and photographers together for virtual workshops, collaboration, and publication. Funding for Distance Learning is provided by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the United States Department of State and by the University of Iowa.

International Writing Program