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25 Most Popular Online Courses Starting in February 2022

The 25 most popular free online university courses and MOOCS starting in February 2022.

Most Popular Courses

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

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Most Popular Courses

Principles of Management
Johns Hopkins University via Coursera
Team leads, managers, and entrepreneurs must juggle team citizenship and leadership, ethics, strategy, and projects with their work in their area of expertise. Your success at work will depend on the level of trust your colleagues, those who report to you, and those to whom you report feel toward you – how can you build and maintain a high degree of trust? This course will help you succeed in your career.

Artificial Intelligence: An Overview
Politecnico di Milano via Coursera
The course will provide a non-technical overview of the artificial intelligence field. The current state of AI is presented, in terms of goals, importance at national level, and strategies. Moreover, the taxonomy of the AI topics is presented.

Introduction to Religions & Ecology
Yale University via Coursera
At first glance the fields of religion and ecology may seem an unlikely pairing, but a deeper consideration reveals the two have a great deal to contribute to one another and are indeed inextricably linked. Religions recognize the unity and interdependence of humans with nature. Ecological sciences affirm this deep interconnection with the natural world. This partnership can inspire work for the wellbeing of the Earth community.

Fundamental Algorithms: Design and Analysis
Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur via Swayam
This course provides an introduction to mathematical modeling of computational problems. It covers the common algorithms, algorithmic paradigms, and data structures used to solve these problems. The course emphasizes the relationship between algorithms and programming, and introduces basic performance measures and analysis techniques for these problems.

Making Money as a Freelancer
California Institute of the Arts via Coursera
This course is aimed at freelancers looking to integrate financial analysis and strategy into their business. Learners will discover and apply accounting best practices through creating a budget and financial plan and using it to set financial goals with rates and prices backed up by their own research.

Saint Petersburg State University via Coursera
The course “Criminology” is intended for those who want to learn about the phenomenon of crime, its scale and causes, as well as how to control it. We will consider the controversy about the concept of crime, turn to the data of criminal statistics, learn how to calculate the main indicators of crime and find out what tools are used by criminologists to identify latent crimes.

Robot Motion Planning
Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur via Swayam
The course would cover the fundamental concepts and mathematics required to understand, analyze, and design algorithms required for motion planning of serial robotic arms and mobile robots.

Banking and Financial Institutions
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign via Coursera
The purpose of this course is to provide you with a basic understanding of the connections between money, the financial system, and the broader macroeconomy. We will examine the economics of modern financial institutions (e.g. banks), including how they are organized, the products and financial services they offer, the risks they take, why and how they are regulated, and how this has changed over time.

BIM for Construction
Purdue University via edX
Learn how to couple BIM and traditional scheduling and cost-estimating tools to develop 4D, 5D, and nD models for effective construction applications.

Ultra-dense networks for 5G and its evolution
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid via edX
Learn about the fifth generation of mobile communications (5G), a revolutionary technology under deployment. What are the main technological innovations and new applications?

Indian Poetry in English
Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee via Swayam
Poetry has, in all times, been a recuperative medium to relieve humankind of the complexities of life. India has such a rich legacy of poetic forms, and its poetic voices have always generated a magnetic effect on those who have had the patience to hear. The course entitled Indian Poetry in English seeks to take a plunge into the ocean-like ethos of Indian poetry and send ripples across to poetry lovers.

ESG and Climate Change
University of Pennsylvania via Coursera
In this course, you will focus on understanding climate change and the risks and opportunities that it creates for businesses in the 21st century.

Project Management: Life cycle and project planning
Politecnico di Milano via Coursera
Project Management is a fundamental theme to understand and work in any business environments. During the course, the various phases of a typical project are presented. Then, various practical tools are presented aiming to help professionals in actually manage their projects through useful instruments.

Introduction to Data Analytics for Accounting Professionals
Association of International Certified Professional Accountants via Coursera
This course covers the foundations of data analytics and how to conduct and apply this to projects in your organization. By completing this course, you will be in a better position to ask the right questions, add greater value, and improve the quality of services to your stakeholders.

Language, Culture and Cognition: An Introduction
Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati via Swayam
The course approaches language studies from the cognitive science perspective. It gives a brief overview of the relation between language, cognition and culture, discussed through three different angles of Cognitive Linguistics, cognitive neuroscience of language and language processing.

Community Awareness: What is a Socially Just University
University of Michigan via Coursera
The course assumes that higher education is a gateway to the resources of society and that there is a need for institutions to become more socially just for all groups, with emphasis on low-income and minority populations that are traditionally underrepresented.

Arab-Muslim Philosophy: Generating new meaning of the world
E-Learning Development Fund via Coursera
Dear listeners, our course “Arab-Muslim Philosophy: Generating new meaning of the world and the human Being” is the unique representation of the basic periods and schools of the Arab-Muslim Philosophy in the aspect of consideration, how this philosophical tradition is generating its own vision and meaning of the world and the Human being.

Using R for Regression and Machine Learning in Investment
Sungkyunkwan University via Coursera
In this course, the instructor will discuss various uses of regression in investment problems, and she will extend the discussion to logistic, Lasso, and Ridge regressions. At the same time, the instructor will introduce various concepts of machine learning. You can consider this course as the first step toward using machine learning methodologies in solving investment problems.

International Marketing
Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur via Swayam
This course will provide basic theories of Internal Business, various types of entry strategies to International Market, understanding risk associated with expansion & risk mitigation plans, understanding cultural differences while strategizing International expansion, import export procedures, and various modes of payment mechanisms.

The Sustainability Imperative
University of Colorado Boulder via Coursera
In this course, learners begin with a macro-level view of the current state of the world and touch upon topics such as climate change, plastic pollution, social inequity, and the economic systems that got us to where we are today. Learners investigate how such an economy cannot sustain itself and the need for a rapid transition to something different. We define sustainability, the meaning of sustainable development, and the United Nations’ Sustainability Goals.

Program Design & Evaluation for Health Systems Strengthening
Johns Hopkins University via Coursera
This course provides an introduction to designing and evaluating to strengthen the health system. After successful completion of all learning activities, course participants will be able to: (1) Define health systems strengthening, (2) Describe health systems frameworks and how to incorporate them into evaluation planning, and (3) describe how to design and prioritize implementation of health systems programs

Self-Assembly for Functional Materials
Osaka University via edX
Self-assembly is an important and useful method for creating functional materials. This course deals with the fundamentals and recent developments in functional materials formed through self-assembly of molecules and/or ions.

Data Analysis for Biologists
Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati via Swayam
Analysis of data is an integral part of biology, both in academic research and the Industry. This course is designed specifically for biology students to learn the key concepts, applications, and limitations of commonly used data analysis techniques. This course emphasizes visualization and analysis of higher-dimensional data, like clustering, classification, and dimensionality reduction.

UAS Photogrammetric Mapping
Purdue University via edX
Learn the fundamentals of UAS-based mapping from imaging systems with emphasis on photogrammetric techniques for 3D reconstruction.

Ethics of Artificial Intelligence
Politecnico di Milano via Coursera
This course deals with the problems created, aggravated or transformed by AI. It is intended to give students a chance to reflect on the ethical, social, and cultural impact of AI by focusing on the issues faced by and brought about by professionals in AI but also by citizens, institutions and societies. The course addresses these topics by means of case studies and examples analyzed in the light of the main ethical frameworks.

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Dhawal Shah

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.

Comments 2

  1. Sahil Narang

    Hi Team Class Central,

    Our course international marketing is listed here.
    How do you compute popularity?

    Could you please share the parameters and calculations that you do to prepare this list.

    Sahil Narang
    Course TA, International Marketing

    • Dhawal Shah

      Hey Sahil,

      We used our own Bookmarks data i.e how many learners have bookmarked the course on Class Central. You can see the count if you visit the original course page. The list is also restricted to courses that are new and/or offered for the first time.

      Hope this makes sense.

      – Dhawal


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