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22 Most Popular Online Courses Starting in May 2024

The 22 most popular free online university courses and MOOCs starting in May 2024.

Most Popular Courses

Here are the 22 most popular free online university courses and massive open online courses (MOOCs) starting in May 2024, based on Class Central learners’ activity.

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AI for Course Design
University of Colorado Boulder via Coursera
AI for Course Design is designed for instructional designers and educators and focuses on practical skills in working with generative AI for course development. Throughout the course, you’ll learn to define and differentiate between AI concepts, navigate various AI models, and utilize AI tools for course creation.

How Vaccines Work
Imperial College London via Coursera
This course describes the underpinning science around vaccines and their development. It will look at the immunological underpinnings of how vaccines induce protection.

Basic Programming in Python I
Northeastern University via Coursera
This hands-on Python programming course offers students an opportunity to obtain proficiency in the core concepts of Python as well as the programming skills for building applications using tools from various task-specific Python libraries.

Introduction to Archaeology: Knowing The Past
Rice University via Coursera
This course is an introduction to a series on the discipline of Archaeology. It is intended for learners at all stages, including advanced high school, college students, or life-long learners. Basic information about Archaeology and its history are presented in this course, while the following three courses cover scientific methods, forms of interpretation, and contemporary social issues that archaeologists engage with.

Foundations of Local Large Language models
Duke University via Coursera
By the end of this course, a learner will have a solid understanding of Large Language Models running locally. You’ll be able to setup a local environment using powerful tooling to run different LLMs and interact with them both with a web interface as well as with APIs.

Comportamiento del Consumidor Digital
Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú via Coursera
Al finalizar el curso MOOC “Comportamiento del Consumidor Digital”, adquirirás una comprensión profunda de cómo los consumidores interactúan en el entorno digital y cómo estos comportamientos impactan en las decisiones de negocio.

Critical thinking for sustainable business solutions
The Open University via Coursera
This course will help you to discover how to flip your logical thinking and reasoning mind to enable you to generate a wide range of innovative ideas.

Data to Advance Population Health: Global Perspectives
Johns Hopkins University via Coursera
In this course, you will learn about methodologies that support the successful data use to strengthen public health programs and policies.

Envejecimiento y Derechos Humanos
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México via Coursera
En este curso adquirirás conocimientos sobre envejecimiento, derechos humanos y las perspectivas de interseccionalidad, interculturalidad y género, y ejemplos de buenas prácticas.

Equitable Stage Makeup and Hair
University of Michigan via Coursera
Go beyond the limitations of mainstream courses and gain a broad overview of inclusive makeup and hair practices, regardless of your experience level. Equitable Stage Makeup and Hair offers highly detailed videos and in-depth practice guides to train you on applying makeup for all skin tones and ways to prepare wigs for a variety of different hair textures.

Faster Together, Enhancing the Recruitment of Marginalized Communities in Clinical Trials
Vanderbilt University via Coursera
This course aims to teach people how to enhance the recruitment of racial and ethnic minorities in clinical trials.

From prototyping to validating business models
The Open University via Coursera
On this course, you’ll discover what sustainable business value means in the context of prototyping and validating business models.

Fundamentos de la Industria de Hidrocarburos
Tecnológico de Monterrey via Coursera
¿Sabías que la industria de hidrocarburos es piedra angular de la economía mexicana? ¿Sabes cuál es el alcance de las actividades de la industria en los sectores económico y social, así como en nuestra vida diaria?

GenAI and LLMs on AWS
Duke University via Coursera
This course will teach you how to deploy and manage large language models (LLMs) in production using AWS services like Amazon Bedrock.

Generative AI for the Resilient Pricer
Dartmouth College via Coursera
In this course we’ll address the concept of leveraging Gen-AI in various economic and operational circumstances to rapidly generate pricing insights.

Gestión del Capital Humano en la Indust. de la Hospitalidad
Universidad de Palermo via Coursera
Este curso online te permitirá visualizar la importancia del capital humano relacionado con la hospitalidad. Es preciso considerar y apreciar los puestos de trabajo, dado que las personas son un elemento clave en la gestión de las empresas hoteleras turísticas.

Getting Started with GameMaker
University of Colorado System via Coursera
This course is all about starting to learn how to develop video games using GameMaker on Windows or Mac.

International Communication and East Asian Affairs
National Taiwan University via Coursera
This course provides learners an introduction to the international communication system with a focus on Taiwan and the Asian region. It includes the topics of introduction to international communication, international news flow, media technology and media transformation, cultural identity and the construction of national brand, and some related issues.

Introduction to Software Development and Applications
Northeastern University via Coursera
The primary objectives of this course are to introduce software engineering techniques and their application to real-world business problems.

Learn Interpersonal Psychotherapy
University of Toronto via Coursera
How can psychotherapy help people struggling with depression and stressful interpersonal life events? How do therapists facilitate effective management of interpersonal experiences such as loss/grief, social role transitions, role disputes or interpersonal sensitivity?

Mecánica de materiales
Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile via Coursera
La mecánica de materiales, conocida también como resistencia de materiales o mecánica de sólidos, es una rama de la mecánica aplicada que estudia el comportamiento de cuerpos sólidos en equilibrio no sometidos a aceleraciones ante diferentes estados de carga o solicitaciones externas (tracciones, compresiones o fuerzas de corte).

Practicing Collaborative, Continuous Improvement
University of Michigan via Coursera
Practicing Collaborative, Continuous Improvement supports local change agents in developing foundational capabilities for iterative analysis, design, implementation, and evaluation.

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