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25 Most Popular Online Courses Starting in December 2022

The 25 most popular free online university courses and MOOCs starting in December 2022.

Most Popular Courses

Here are the 25 most popular free online university courses and Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) starting in December 2022, based on Class Central learners’ activity.

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Beginning Custom Projects with Raspberry Pi
Johns Hopkins University via Coursera
In this course you will use a Raspberry Pi 4 to build a complete network-connected project with sensors and motors and access it from your smartphone. We’ll explore all the parts which make this work, so you can use this experience as a foundation for your own projects.

Careers in Sustainability
Arizona State University via Coursera
This course is an introduction to careers in sustainability, focusing primarily on the role of a sustainability analyst at public and private organizations. Through a mix of video, print, peer review, and interactive content, learners will be able to explain sustainability and the specifics of a sustainability analyst job within an organization.

Leadership Style and Building a High-Performance Team
University of Colorado Boulder via Coursera
Leadership of complex technical organizations is being challenged by the rapid pace of technology development, innovation and the new flexible workplace. This course explores your personal leadership style, how value is created, how a leader multiplies their abilities by building high performance teams, and how your executive presence is essential to be a leader of leaders.

Foundations of Marketing Practice for Non-Majors
University of North Texas via Coursera
This course is an introductory survey of marketing terminology, concepts and practices from an applied perspective. Emphasis is on the activities performed by marketing managers to address real world marketing problems. Primary emphasis is on the identification of marketing opportunities and the planning and execution of marketing mix activities required to target these opportunities.

Cloud Computing Law: Data Protection and Cybersecurity
Queen Mary University of London via Coursera
Vast amounts of personal information are processed in the cloud. But who is legally responsible for such ‘personal data’ in cloud environments? What duties do cloud providers like Amazon, Microsoft, and Google have? And what rights can you, as an individual, exercise under data protection law? If you’d like to find out, then this course is for you!

Coding Interview Preparation
Meta via Coursera
The final course in this program will help prepare you for the unique aspects of a coding job interview, with approaches to problem solving, computer science foundations and soft skills needed to land the job.

Machine Learning Algorithms
Sungkyunkwan University via Coursera
In this course you will:
a) understand the naïve Bayesian algorithm.
b) understand the Support Vector Machine algorithm.
c) understand the Decision Tree algorithm.
d) understand the Clustering.

Software Architecture Patterns for Big Data
University of Colorado Boulder via Coursera
The course is intended for individuals looking to understand the architecture patterns necessary to take large software systems that make use of big data to production. You will transform big data prototypes into high quality tested production software. After measuring the performance characteristics of distributed systems, you will identify trouble areas and implement scalable solutions to improve performance.

The Growth of Firms and Industry Dynamics
Waseda University via edX
Learn about the dynamics of firms and industries, and strengthen your analytical skills for explaining and predicting firm growth.

Introduction to Service Innovation and Management
Northeastern University via Coursera
In this course, you will learn about the importance of successful execution and management of service innovation. The course focuses on the internal management of business processes necessary to deliver improved services to customers and patients, increased profitability, and build long-term customer loyalty and engagement.

AI Skills for Engineers: Data Engineering and Data Pipelines
Delft University of Technology via edX
Good data is central to effective AI applications. This course teaches the basics of data for AI, covering what data is needed, how to extract data from existing databases and basic data skills including setup of a Python notebook environment, basic data exploration and simple data visualizations.

Operational Research for Humanitarians
University of Geneva via Coursera
This course will provide you with the fundamental knowledge and skills to answer these questions and help you better engage with research. It has been developed with you – a humanitarian professional or junior researcher – in mind.

Trade & investment: evidence-based policies for development
Erasmus University Rotterdam via Coursera
Upon completion, you will have a good understanding of international trade and investment theories and recent developments in the world economy and their consequence on issues related to developing countries and emerging markets.

Purpose at Work: A Course for Employees and Leaders
University of Michigan via Coursera
Why purpose at work? Because most of us spend most of our waking hours working. Many of us spend years of effort to obtain jobs that may give us purpose. But can we find purpose in nearly any job? Are we more engaged and likely to remain in our job if it gives us purpose? Can leaders create a culture that makes it easier for people to find purpose in their work? The answers are ‘yes’ to all of the above and this course shows you how.

Consumption, Marketing and Culture
University of London International Programmes via Coursera
This course prepares students for a more analytical understanding in the role that marketing activities play in shaping our consumer cultures and lives. Rather than pose the question of how ‘we’ can sell more stuff to consumers, this course asks, what does it mean to be regarded as a consumer in this moment of history?

FinTech Technologies
The University of Hong Kong via edX
Learn the top FinTech technologies that are transforming today’s world of finance and technology.

Data science perspectives on pandemic management
Politecnico di Milano via Coursera
The COVID-19 pandemic is one of the first world-wide scenarios where data made a difference in capturing and analyzing the diffusion and impact of the disease. We offer an introductory course for decision makers, policy makers, public bodies, NGOs, and private organizations about methods, tools, and experiences on the use of data for managing current and future pandemic scenarios.

Effectuation: Lessons From Expert Entrepreneurs
University of Virginia via Coursera
In this course, you will learn how effectual entrepreneurship helps overcome four obstacles people commonly face when they think about becoming an entrepreneur. We will not be going into the nitty gritty details of starting a new venture. Instead, we will explore the lived experiences of entrepreneurs around the world–people who have built for-profit, non-profit, and other kinds of ventures.

Fundamentals of International Business
University of London International Programmes via Coursera
This MOOC provides essential knowledge about international business, its key actors and recent trends. Students will be able to familiarise themselves with such concepts as globalization, internationalisation, multinationals and institutions, and see how they relate to each other, as well as draw implications to current business practices.

Inventory Management
University of California, Irvine via Coursera
Inventory is a strategic asset for organizations. The effective management of inventory can minimize a company’s spending while dramatically increasing its profit. In this course, we will explore how to use data science to manage inventory in uncertain environments, how to set inventory levels based on customer service requirements, and how to calculate inventory for products that have short sales cycles.

Coding Interview Preparation
Meta via Coursera
The final course in this program will help prepare you for the unique aspects of a coding job interview, with approaches to problem solving, computer science foundations and soft skills needed to land the job.

Introduction to SQL and relational databases
Universitat Politècnica de València via edX
Get to know relational databases and learn SQL, the standard language used in business software that will allow you to query them and extract the information you need.

Computational Thinking with Javascript 1: Draw & Animate
University of Glasgow via Coursera
At the end of this first course you will: know a framework for computational thinking (CT); develop your CT skills so that you can more easily work with digital technology of all kinds; be able to read and write programs in JavaScript that involve drawing and animation, using a specialised library; and post your creations on the web so that others can appreciate your skills.

Ethnic Minorities and Race
University of North Texas via Coursera
Conditions and distribution of ethnic minorities and race; socio-psychological and cultural factors in the race and ethnic relations; the pattern of relations in the United States with emphasis on the Southwest and on social services. Upon completion of this course, learners will be able to: identify sociological ideas, concepts, terms, and theories regarding ethnic minorities and race.

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