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24 Most Popular Online Courses Starting in December 2023

The 24 most popular free online university courses and MOOCs starting in December 2023.

Most Popular Courses

Here are the 24 most popular free online university courses and massive open online courses (MOOCs) starting in November 2023, based on Class Central learners’ activity.

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Business for Good: Fundamentals of Corporate Responsibility
London Business School via Coursera
The key objective of this course is to reconceptualise critical global challenges as sustainable growth opportunities for your business and achieve positive environmental and social impact.

Introduction to Generative AI
University of Colorado Boulder via Coursera
This introductory course offers a comprehensive exploration of Generative AI, including Transformers, ChatGPT for generating text, and Generative Adversarial Networks (GANs), the Diffusion Model for generating images.

Linear Algebra: Linear Systems and Matrix Equations
Johns Hopkins University via Coursera
The course content focuses on linear equations, matrix methods, analytical geometry and linear transformations. As well as mastering techniques, students will be exposed to the more abstract ideas of linear algebra.

Cities, Climate and Change: Pathways and Opportunities
Lund University via Coursera
How can we develop transformative skills and capacities to achieve climate neutral and sustainable cities? This course explores how we can design, create and achieve climate neutral and sustainable cities.

GIS Applications Across Industries
University of California, Davis via Coursera
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is becoming an essential business skill across a variety of different disciplines. In this course, you will explore how GIS skills are commonly applied and used in a variety of industries.

Introduction to Data Networks and the Internet
Illinois Institute of Technology via Coursera
This course covers current and evolving data network technologies, protocols, network components, and the networks that use them, focusing on communication to and from the Internet and Local area networks.

DevOps on AWS and Project Management
Amazon Web Services via Coursera
We’ll cover the basic steps you need to take to dive into the wonderful world of DevOps and product management.

Generative AI Primer
Vanderbilt University via Coursera
The course will give you a primer that covers what Generative AI is, basic prompt engineering, and how you can innovate with Generative AI.

Advanced Data Visualization with Tableau
Tableau via Coursera
The Advanced Data Visualization with Tableau Course teaches you how to create advanced data visualizations such as dual-axis charts, bar-in-bar charts, small multiples and more.

A Comprehensive Excel Masterclass
Illinois Institute of Technology via Coursera
The Comprehensive Excel Masterclass is an advanced course designed to empower students with the skills and knowledge needed to maximize the potential of Microsoft Excel in a business environment.

New Ways of Working in an AI World
London Business School via Coursera
While other programmes are organised around AI technologies, this programme is focused on creating value in your business.

Global Health Program Equity and Quality: Plan and Manage
Johns Hopkins University via Coursera
Using the polio eradication effort as a case study, you’ll 1) address the foundational concepts, theoretical frameworks, and practical details involved in this complicated process, and 2) explore all of these stages.

Ethical Issues in Computing Applications
University of Colorado Boulder via Coursera
This course examines ethical issues in the design and implementation of computing systems and technologies, and reflects upon the broad implication of computing on our society.

Business Economics and Game Theory for Decision Making
Illinois Institute of Technology via Coursera
This course will cover one of the most crucial decisions that a firm offering a differentiated product needs to make – how to price its product.

Skills for working as a AWS Cloud Consultant
Amazon Web Services via Coursera
This course is designed to improve students’ understanding of key soft skills necessary to become successful cloud consultants.

Exploratory Data Analysis
University of Leeds via Coursera
Learning data analysis and how to bring data to life is a sought-after skill in every industry. In this course, you will learn how to analyse and investigate data sets and explore ways to visualise data.

Introduction to Programming
Ball State University via Coursera
Designed for the not-yet-experienced programmer, this course will provide you with a structured foundation for developing complex programs in the fields of computer science or data science.

Anatomy & Physiology: Exchange and Energy
Rice University via Coursera
Two major body systems related to gas exchange and energy consumption will be explored in detail: the respiratory and digestive systems.

How to Make Money with Your Music Copyrights
Berklee College of Music via Coursera
If you want to learn how to make a living with your music, this is the course for you.

Introduction to Small Molecule Drug Discovery & Development
University of Cape Town via Coursera
What does it take to advance a new drug from the laboratory bench to the patient’s bedside? Historically, drugs were discovered serendipitously and were usually isolated from natural sources.

Using Educational Technology with English Learners
Rice University via Coursera
This course is designed for early career teachers to learn about evaluating and incorporating technology into the classroom to engage students, especially English learners (ELs).

Cantonese Language and Culture for Beginners
Hong Kong Polytechnic University via edX
The course aims to enable students to master the sounds of Cantonese and conduct basic conservations in Cantonese.

Alexander Technique: Balanced Posture for Ease and Comfort
University of Michigan via Coursera
Many of us spend our days sitting at a desk, looking down at our phones, or moving in ways that cause significant discomfort for our bodies.

Art and the Digital Transformation
Copenhagen Business School via Coursera
This course is primarily aimed at changemakers who want to build a better digital future with the help of t.

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