Welcome to the new University of Delaware Osher Lifelong Learning Institute online program, UD OLLI Online. Fueled by a dynamic community of lifelong learners, our cooperative program seeks to enrich the lives and expand the knowledge of our members aged 50 and better.
Thank you for joining us this fall at UD OLLI Online!
Jennifer Merrill, MBA, Ph.D., Manager, OLLI Wilmington
UD OLLI Online is a statewide virtual program designed to bring together OLLI members from UD’s OLLI programs throughout the state, and is open both to new and returning OLLI members. Through the UD OLLI Online program, participants can experience the benefits of lifelong learning at home and connect with a vibrant community of adult learners at the OLLI Wilmington and OLLI Kent-Sussex programs.
The University of Delaware’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute programs – affectionately nicknamed “OLLI” – are volunteer-based learning cooperatives for adults to take and teach classes together with no grades, exams or educational prerequisites, with locations across Delaware.
UD OLLI Online classes are offered on a wide array of subjects through the Zoom platform and all are taught by experienced, dedicated volunteer OLLI instructors from across UD’s OLLI programs.
All aspects of this new joint program occur online, including registration, payment and class activities.
Participation in UD OLLI Online requires a computer or mobile device with a camera and microphone and reliable Internet connection. Familiarity with the online Zoom meeting platform is also required. Free training will be provided by the UD OLLI Online team!
UD’s OLLI program is proud to be one of the oldest and largest lifelong learning programs in the country. UD’s OLLI Wilmington program is celebrating its 40th year in 2020, marking its beginnings as the Academy of Lifelong Learning in 1980. The Kent-Sussex OLLI program celebrated its 30th anniversary last year.