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40 Most Popular Online Courses Starting in July 2021

The forty most popular free online university courses and MOOCS starting in July 2021.

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Here are the forty most popular free online university courses and Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCS) starting in July 2021, based on Class Central learners’ activity.

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Cybersecurity for Everyone
University of Maryland, College Park via Coursera
Cybersecurity for Everyone lays the groundwork to understand and explore the key issues facing policy makers attempting to manage the problem of cybersecurity, from its technical foundations to the domestic and international policy considerations surrounding governance, privacy, risk management, and applications for achieving the goals of an enterprise or a nation.

Digital Business – Understand the digital world
Institut Mines-Télécom via Coursera
This MOOC provides a knowledge toolkit for the ongoing digital revolution. You’ll discover 10 concepts that are essential for understanding the new mechanisms of digital business and innovation.

Digital business – Grow on digital world
École Polytechnique via Coursera
Digital-driven changes are both generic and specific. Most transformations apply to all industries, equally and without exception. But in some industries or places, digital transformations are singular and atypical. To be a player in the digital world, you will need to master both the transformations common to all industries and the transformations at work on certain verticals.

Design for internet of things
Indian Institute of Science Bangalore via Swayam
An overview of IOTs, design of smart objects that provide collaboration and ubiquitous services will be explored. Design for longevity/energy efficiency will be highlighted. Step by step system design will be introduced. Small video chips that will allow students to prototype will be displayed.

Nutrition for Health and Sustainability
EIT Food via FutureLearn
Learn what makes up a healthy, sustainable diet and how certain food types can help to treat and prevent disease.

Teaching Writing Process
Johns Hopkins University via Coursera
This course demonstrates how teaching writing as process can lead to a significant increase in students’ comfort level and confidence as writers. Learners will examine methods for teaching writing as discovery, and for using low-stakes writing and reflection in their classes.

Mathematical Methods for Quantitative Finance
Massachusetts Institute of Technology via edX
Learn the mathematical foundations essential for financial engineering and quantitative finance: linear algebra, optimization, probability, stochastic processes, statistics, and applied computational techniques in R.

Trauma and Literature
Indian Institute of Technology Madras via Swayam
This course seeks to engage with the diverse ways in which literary texts have responded to traumatic and critical events in private and public history. The cultural and psychological impact of trauma in literature and society will be examined in detail through a close reading of selected texts from different literary periods, genres and traditions.

Business and Sustainable Development
NPTEL via Swayam
The underlying rationale for the course is to present a vision of the way in which firms include sustainable development as a key component of the decision-making process.

Introduction to Urban Planning
Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee via Swayam
The course is meant primarily for Under graduate students to familiarize with the urban planning issues, objectives, framework, process, techniques and components. The subject also exposes the students about various planning legislation and norms.

Organizational Behaviour – II
Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur via Swayam
This course is designed as an introductory course to develop in the students an understanding of the perennial issues and problems which arise when working with people. End of the course, students will be able to understand characteristics of team, processes of teamwork, issues team face and organizational context of teams, appreciate nuances in working with groups/teams in an organizational set-up and to better perform in organization.

Introduction to Market Structures
Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati via Swayam
This course deals with the study of market structures in economics. The study of market structures helps us to understand the pricing of goods and services in the market. Based on toy models, we will study how the price of a good changes with the changes in the market structure.

The Future of Manufacturing Business: Role of Digital Technologies
Indian Institute of Technology Madras via Swayam
The objective of the course is to understand future of modern manufacturing, in the context of advancements in metal additive manufacturing and delineate the consequential technology entablements and business models.

Heart Physiology
Saint Petersburg State University via Coursera
The program of the course “Heart Physiology” is compiled taking into account the state standard for teaching the basic course of physiology according to the undergraduate curriculum.

AI and the Illusion of Intelligence
Copenhagen Business School via Coursera
Will AI soon be surpassing humans? This is rapidly becoming one of the central questions of our time — but it is the wrong question. In this course, we will provide a non-technical look at where AI has come from, and where it is going.

Probability Theory: Foundation for Data Science
University of Colorado Boulder via Coursera
Understand the foundations of probability and its relationship to statistics and data science.  We’ll learn what it means to calculate a probability, independent and dependent outcomes, and conditional events.  We’ll study discrete and continuous random variables and see how this fits with data collection.  We’ll end the course with Gaussian (normal) random variables and the Central Limit Theorem and understand its fundamental importance for all of statistics and data science.

Understanding and Solving Poverty and Inequality
University of York via FutureLearn
Delve into the history of poverty and inequality across the globe, and explore potential solutions to these social issues.

Macroeconomics for Business Management
Fundação Instituto de Administração via Coursera
In this course, you will be introduced to some basic concepts of country-level Macroeconomics that are relevant for an integrated understanding of the macroeconomic environment in which your business (or future business) operates.

Automation in Production Systems and Management
Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur via Swayam
The course is designed to teach the basic concepts, and tools and techniques and methods employed in the broad area of automation of manufacturing and production, in general, and computer-based numerical control, flexible manufacturing system, process planning in manufacturing, in particular, to the students at the undergraduate and post-graduate levels.

Mechanical Behavior of Materials
Indian Institute of Technology Madras via Swayam
This course deals with fundamentals of mechanical behavior of broad class of materials. The primary focus is on the load bearing ability, types of loading and respective failure modes.

Communication Skills Modes & Knowledge Dissemination
NITTTR via Swayam
The module aims at providing interactive MOOC learning experience and enabling the teachers to acquire skills in communication i.e., listening, speaking reading and writing, select various active learning strategies to enhance student, select and integrate media in classroom and evolve strategies for obtaining and providing feedback for improving effectiveness of teaching learning.

Mathematics for Economics – I
Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati via Swayam
This is a basic course on application of mathematical techniques in economics. Students of science or engineering background would find it helpful since they have grounding in mathematics. The course will enable them to explore the subject of economics.

Advanced Dynamics
Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur via Swayam
A study of dynamics is useful not only in determining dynamic forces for design (such as in automotive and aerospace systems, machine tools etc.), but also in understanding the phenomena of tides, cyclonic circulation, precession of tops, flight of boomerangs etc. This course will cover the fundamental topics in dynamics of particles and rigid bodies using the approaches of Newtonian and analytical dynamics.

Distributed Systems
Indian Institute of Technology Patna via Swayam
This course provides an in-depth understanding of fundamental principles and models underlying the theory, algorithms, and systems aspects of distributed computing. Few Emerging topics such as Peer-to-Peer computing, Distributed Hash Table, Google File System, HDFS, Spark, Sensor Networks and Security in Distributed Systems will also be covered for significant impact.

Deep learning – IITRopar
Indian Institute of Technology, Ropar via Swayam
We will learn about feedforward neural networks, convolutional neural networks, recurrent neural networks and attention mechanisms. We will also look at various optimization algorithms such as Gradient Descent, Nesterov Accelerated Gradient Descent, Adam, AdaGrad and RMSProp which are used for training such deep neural networks.

Communication skills for engineering scholars
Politecnico di Milano via Coursera
The course teaches engineering scholars how to improve their communication skills, based on theory, examples and practical exercises.Topics include basics of rhetoric (how to be clear), basics of argumentation theory (how to be persuasive), public speaking, grant writing, scientific writing.

Urban utilities Planning : Water Supply, Sanitation and Drainage
Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur via Swayam
This course covers the fundamentals of urban utilities planning including water supply, sanitation and drainage infrastructure provision for urban areas. Additionally students are introduced to the different aspects of water sensitive urban planning.

Texture in Materials
Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur via Swayam
Dr. Somjeet Biswas is Associate Professor in Dept. of Metallurgical & Materials Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur. He specializes in mechanics of plastic deformation in ultra-fine and nanocrystalline materials through polycrystalline plasticity simulations with specific applications in aerospace, automobile and degradable/permanent bio-medical implant applications.

Data Manipulation in JavaScript
University of California, Davis via Coursera
This course builds on the skills from the previous course and goes further into managing and manipulating data with JavaScript. You will learn methods for validating and handling data provided by users or coming from an external data source.

Biological Inorganic Chemistry
Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur via Swayam
The extraordinary important role of metal ions in biology, heath, diseases and medicine has become increasingly evident over the last three decades or more. The inorganic aspects of life processes and biological processes can be understood from the viewpoint of the coordination chemistry of metal ions.

Programming Reactive Systems (Scala 2 version)
École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne via Coursera
Reactive programming is a set of techniques for implementing scalable, resilient and responsive systems as per the Reactive Manifesto. Such systems are based on asynchronous message-passing, and their basic building-blocks are event handlers. This course teaches how to implement reactive systems in Scala and Akka by using high-level abstractions, such as actors, asynchronous computations, and reactive streams.

Computational Complexity
IIT Hyderabad via Swayam
This course is an introduction to the area of computational complexity theory. We will see different models of computations and computational complexity classes. The computational models measure various different aspects of computation, like time, space, randomness, number of gates, amount of communication etc.

Algebra: Elementary to Advanced – Equations & Inequalities
Johns Hopkins University via Coursera
This course is intended for students looking to create a solid algebraic foundation of fundamental mathematical concepts from which to take more advanced courses that use concepts from precalculus, calculus, probability, and statistics.

Legal and Regulatory Issues in Biotechnology
Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur via Swayam
a) This course describes the convergence of scientific, regulatory, and commercial factors that drive the biotechnology industry.b) Equip students to understand the development cycle of a biotechnology derived product from legal and regulatory perspective.c) This course will introduce students to the interrelated fields of patent law, regulatory law, and contract law that are vital to the biotech and biopharmaceutical sectors.

Multivariable Calculus 1: Vectors and Derivatives
Massachusetts Institute of Technology via edX
We live in a multivariable world. Explore the derivative in higher dimensions and learn how to apply it to solve real world problems. Part 1 of 3.

Anti-Racism II
University of Colorado Boulder via Coursera
Anti-Racism II is an intermediate course between Anti-Racism I and Anti-Racism III, focusing on the topic of race, racism, and strategies regarding how to be an anti-racist. Anti-Racism II is for anyone who has previously taken Anti-Racism I, or who has basic knowledge of the racial issues plaguing the United States, and globally.

Literary and Cultural Disability Studies: An Exploration
Indian Institute of Technology Madras via Swayam
Like other human conditions, disability offers a unique vantage position in the understanding of cultural expressions such as literature, folklore, and film. Such a vantage position derives from disability’s capacity to offer novel frameworks for interpreting academic institutions such as literary criticism.

Nanomaterials and their Properties
Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur via Swayam
The present course will deal with the nanomaterials and their unique properties. The nanomaterials are ubiquitous in various fields of science and engineering. Almost, every field uses nanomaterials in research as well as applications.

Upstream LNG Technology
Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur via Swayam
This course discusses in depth the various processes related to upstream LNG technology. The importance, sources and types of natural gases, properties and phase behavior of natural gas, dehydration of natural gas, removal of natural gas hydrates , nitrogen gas and acid gas.
Foundations of Sports Analytics: Data, Representation, and Models in Sports
University of Michigan via Coursera
This course provides an introduction to using Python to analyze team performance in sports. Learners will discover a variety of techniques that can be used to represent sports data and how to extract narratives based on these analytical techniques.

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