As we do each year, Class Central has tallied the best courses of the previous year, based on thousands of learner reviews. (Here are the rankings from 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018.) More than 2,400 courses were offered for the first time in 2019. Overall, Class Central received 20,000+ reviews in 2019 alone.
The courses below are the thirty most highly ranked on Class Central, based on the Bayesian average of the thousands of reviews that came in during the year for courses released in 2019.
Surprisingly, the top two courses in the list are not from the major MOOC platforms, but independent stand-alone courses.
Understanding Multiple Sclerosis from the University of Tasmania is the #1 course of 2019. It’s produced by the same team behind the extremely popular and highly rated, Understanding Dementia. It’s followed by a course in Italian, by the University of Urbino: Umano Digitale or Digital Human. It’s taught by Alessandro Bogliolo, who previously also had a course that made it our 2016 rankings.
This course aims to improve understanding and awareness of Multiple Sclerosis (MS). Members of the public will increase their knowledge of MS-related issues and those in the MS Community will be empowered to create and contribute to personalised MS management plans.
★★★★★ (246 ratings)
Digitale è uno degli aggettivi più usati di questo inizio di secolo. Non è un neologismo, ma ha assunto un significato che evoca le tecnologie informatiche, il progresso e l’innovazione.
★★★★★ (45 ratings)
Understanding IELTS: Reading British Council via FutureLearn
Find out what you need to know about the IELTS Reading test and learn techniques and strategies to improve your test performance.
★★★★★ (54 ratings)
After completing this course, you will have learnt: # How to build models by expressing words in symbols, numbers and equations # New techniques to solve complex problems # To measure the effect of change and discover techniques to improve your decision-making process
★★★★★ (75 ratings)
This course aims to fill this gap by providing the fundamental knowledge required for effective and result oriented academic writing. It is a foundation course and the application of this knowledge completely depends on an individual learner and his or her area of research.
★★★★★ (226 ratings)
Information Security is everywhere: as the world becomes more and more digitized, so it becomes more and more hackable. Cyber attacks, data breaches, and even cyber warfare are all very real – so it’s infinitely important to understand how hackers think and act, and how we can fight back. Join the course to learn how systems are hacked and defended in this introductory course to the field of information security.
★★★★★ (18 ratings)
Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) UGC via Swayam
The course is targeted for people who intend to start a new preschool/playschool/day-care, or upgrade an existing preschool, or to take up a career as a teacher in preschool, or to improve admission counseling skills or to be trained on the various elements of ECCE.
★★★★★ (33 ratings)
A course on Digital Marketing has been designed which aims to build the conceptual foundation of digital marketing and to develop the students’ skills to plan, implement and monitor digital marketing campaigns in a globalized environment. The target audience of this course is primarily students pursuing MBA and other management-related courses.
★★★★★ (117 ratings)
Discover how the transport sector can develop infrastructures that meet the needs of a 21st century population.
★★★★★ (24 ratings)
Applications of Quantum Mechanics Massachusetts Institute of Technology via edX
This course focuses on essential techniques needed for practical applications and research in Quantum Mechanics. We introduce a variety of approximation methods to understand systems that have no analytic solutions.
★★★★★ (14 ratings)
What do sheep, volcanoes and glaciers have in common? Take this course to see how human land uses, like sheep grazing, over just a few centuries can be an equally strong driving force of landscapes as volcanoes and glaciers over millennia.
★★★★★ (13 ratings)
Happiness at work matters. For example, the happiest 20% of people earn 32% more than the least happy 20%!
In this course, you’ll learn about things you can do to enhance both your own happiness and the happiness of your coworkers.
★★★★★ (15 ratings)
Este curso en línea entrega al estudiante los conocimientos fundamentales de estadística para el análisis de datos, tanto a nivel personal como empresarial
★★★★★ (53 ratings)
Agile Leadership Principles University System of Maryland via edX
Accelerate and improve team decisions by learning Agile’s facilitating leadership principles to unleash team productivity, motivation, and problem solving.
★★★★★ (146 ratings)
¿Sabías que crear secuencias automatizadas de email marketing puede incrementar tu porcentaje de conversión en un 50%? Aprende a crear campañas de email marketing exitosas que incrementen tus ventas y generen relaciones a largo plazo con tu audiencia.
★★★★★ (24 ratings)
In this course we explore animation across a variety of platforms including film, television, advertising, web, motion capture and game design. This course will provide the opportunity for students to develop their transferable employability and professional skills through project-based assessment for Media & Entertainment industry.
★★★★☆ (61 ratings)
Due to python’s simplicity and high readability, it is gaining its importance in the financial industry. The course combines both python coding and statistical concepts and applies into analyzing financial data, such as stock data.
★★★★☆ (64 ratings)
This article is just one of our 2019 MOOC Roundup Series. Find the whole series here. You’ll discover everything about MOOCs in 2019 — from the most popular classes, to overviews of MOOC platforms developments, to looking at the future of MOOCs.
Dhawal is the CEO of Class Central, the most popular search engine and review site for online courses and MOOCs. He has completed over a dozen MOOCs and has written over 200 articles about the MOOC space, including contributions to TechCrunch, EdSurge, Quartz, and VentureBeat.