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25 Most Popular Online Courses Starting in November

The twenty five most popular free online university courses and MOOCS starting in November.

Here are the twenty five most popular new Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) starting in November, based on Class Central learners’ activity.

You can find the entire catalog of  15,000 free online courses offered by ~1000 universities around the world, on Class Central’s subject page.

Writing successfully for the stage: structure, plot, and dialogue
University of Cambridge via edX
Learn to structure your dramatic writing to a professional standard, as well as develop professionally transferable communication skills. This course will broaden your understanding of how to write engaging and interesting stories in order to attract producers and directors to your work. You will understand how to write effective dialogue, and how to edit your work.

Web and Mobile Testing with Selenium
University of Minnesota via Coursera
The pace at which modern applications deploy new versions and features call for careful prioritization of testing effort and rapid execution through automation. Techniques and methods for testing of such applications will be the focus of this course.

From Waste to Value: How to Tackle Food Waste
University of Reading, EIT Food via FutureLearn
Discover the causes and impact of food waste, and learn how you can tackle it on a personal, community, and national level.

Social Entrepreneurship and Changemaking
HEC Paris via Coursera
Do you want to become an entrepreneur while contributing to a better society? This course starts with a brief overview of different types of entrepreneurs who create value for society and focuses primarily on action-based learning.

The Human Microbiome
Università di Torino, EIT Food via FutureLearn
Discover what the microbiome is, how it changes throughout your life, and the role it plays in good human health.

Digitalization in International Relations
Saint Petersburg State University via Coursera
Course participants will gain fundamental knowledge and practical skills regarding how to apply big data analysis, social media methods of analysis, how to build a digital information campaign strategy, how to operate by legal and technical components of global Internet governance in the practice of multilateral negotiations, and how to detect flaws and threats in the field of digital voting.

Introduction to Finance: The Role of Financial Markets
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign via Coursera
In Introduction to Finance: The Role of Financial Markets, you will be introduced to the basic concepts and skills needed for financial managers to make informed decisions. With an overview of the structure and dynamics of financial markets and commonly used financial instruments, you will get crucial skills to make capital investment decisions.

Physics 101 – Forces and Kinematics
Rice University via Coursera
This course serves as an introduction to the physics of force and motion. Upon completion, learners will have an understanding of how mathematical laws and conservation principles describe the motions and interactions of objects all around us. They will gain experience in solving physics problems with tools such as graphical analysis, algebra, vector analysis, and calculus.

Big Data for Reliability and Security
Purdue University via edX
This course teaches the principles and practices of big data for improving the reliability and the security of computing systems. It exemplifies the principles through real-world examples and provides challenging programming problems based on novel datasets.

Collaborative Data Science for Healthcare
Massachusetts Institute of Technology via edX
Data and learning should be at the front and center of healthcare delivery. In this course, we bring together computer scientists, health providers and social scientists collaborating to improve population health by analyzing and mining data routinely collected in the process of patient care.

Quantum Computing. Less Formulas – More Understanding
Saint Petersburg State University via Coursera
This is yet one more introductory course on quantum computing. Here I concentrate more on how the mathematical model of quantum computing grows out from physics and experiment, while omitting most of the formulas (when possible) and rigorous proofs.

Inclusive Leadership: The Power of Workplace Diversity
University of Colorado System via Coursera
The course consists of four modules. Each module has video lessons (including Spotlights on special topics), assigned and optional readings and videos, 1-2 discussion prompts and self-reflections, a quiz, and a summary of key concepts.

Understanding Patient Perspectives on Medications
University of Copenhagen via Coursera
In this course you will learn about the patient perspective on medicines use, and how to explore and apply it in healthcare and health policy.

Foundations of Healthcare Systems Engineering
Johns Hopkins University via Coursera
Through dynamic video lectures and practical application questions, you will learn about the Foundations of Healthcare Systems Engineering. In this course you will learn about the current lack of synchronized, efficient, and integrated healthcare systems, which are some of the drivers for improvements to healthcare delivery.

Digitalisation in Aeronautics
Technische Universität München (Technical University of Munich) via Coursera
The instructors of the online course “Digitalisation in Aeronautics” present a spectrum of different aviation research and application areas, exploring the impact of digitalisation in this specific field, including the effects of digitalisation in simulating the interaction of aircraft components, in overall aircraft development and related decision-making and in the communication channels used within aircraft.

PTE Success: The Skills You Need
Griffith University via FutureLearn
Discover and practise the skills to improve your performance in the PTE test.

Becoming a Social Entrepreneur: Getting Started
University of Michigan via Coursera
In this course, you’ll critically examine what makes for a good idea, and whether that idea requires starting a new business. You’ll craft a personal immersion plan while considering different ways to create impact. You’ll explore the personal challenges and connections to your life’s purpose before deciding to commit to becoming a social entrepreneur.

Precision Medicine
University of Geneva via Coursera
This course will provide you with the key knowledge and tools to understand the fundamentals and practical implications of precision medicine, its opportunities and challenges. It will address precision-medicine era diagnostics, treatment selection, genetic counseling, public health interventions, and biomedical research. It will also deal with data science and ethical issues.

Boltzmann Law: Physics to Computing
Purdue University via edX
Provides a unified perspective connecting equilibrium statistical mechanics with stochastic neural networks and quantum computing.

Probabilistic Deep Learning with TensorFlow 2
Imperial College London via Coursera
You will learn how to develop probabilistic models with TensorFlow, making particular use of the TensorFlow Probability library, which is designed to make it easy to combine probabilistic models with deep learning. As such, this course can also be viewed as an introduction to the TensorFlow Probability library.

Tokyo Hillside, Tokyo Riverside: Exploring the Historical City
The University of Tokyo via edX
Learn about the rich history and social development of Tokyo as we explore the cultural heritage of the city’s northeastern neighborhoods.

Global Disability: Research and Evidence
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine via FutureLearn
Explore how to conduct and interpret findings from global disability research

Transforming Urban Mobility: Introduction to Transport Planning for Sustainable Cities
University College London via FutureLearn
Discover the different dimensions of sustainable urban mobility, including the Avoid-Shift-Improve (ASI) framework.

Bacterial Bioinformatics
University of Virginia via Coursera
This course provides demonstrations and exercises for performing common genomics-based analysis tasks of bacterial sequence data. It uses PATRIC, the PathoSystems Resource Integration Center, as the platform for analysis.

Tackling Antibiotic Resistance: What Should Dentists Do?
The British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy via FutureLearn
Discover the danger posed by antibiotic resistance, and how dental teams can meet the challenge to protect patients.

Fundamentals of Immunology: Dueling with the Dark Side
Rice University via Coursera
Fundamentals of Immunology, Course 4: Dueling with the Dark Side, covers the constant battle between your immune system threats to your health. The first two lectures discuss viral and cellular pathogens, focusing on specific tactics they use to deflect immune attack.

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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 3

  1. ray

    The link from classcentral to coursera for the listed course is broken (https://www.classcentral.com/course/socialentrepreneurship-215870


    I am very thankful to class central & Dhaval Shah for providing such a valuable information. Truely class central is helping millions of students , learners providing valuable informations regarding courses, universities & online learning . But I still feel that various foreign university degrees are quite expensive ,which I would expect to have reasonable , affordable cost for third world countries & India.
    I am seeking an online University accrediated Masters degree course in Design ( User experience /interaction design ) ,but since the tution fees are ranging from $ 14000 to $42000, it is unaffordable for me. It should be in the range of < $8000 for lower income countries .


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