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25 Most Popular Online Courses Starting in September

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

Here are the twenty-five most popular new Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) starting in September, 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.

Modern Product Leadership
University of Maryland, University System of Maryland via edX
Lead product teams and organizations to deliver winning solutions for customers while driving engagement and innovation across the enterprise

Climate Action in Biodiverse Landscapes
Wageningen University via edX
There is no planet B. It’s time to take effective climate action for which collaboration and innovation are key. This online course will boost your knowledge and skills to help you move from analysis to action in order to develop climate smart landscapes across the world.

Steps in Japanese for Beginners2 Part3
Waseda University via edX
Learn how to explain a troubling situation, and how to ask for assistance from people.

Programmation et Politiques Financières, Première Partie: Analyse des Comptes Macroéconomiques
International Monetary Fund via edX
Un cours sur les comptes macroéconomiques, leurs interrelations, et l’analyse des événements économiques.

Renewable Energy Technologies
via EMMA
Renewable energy sources play a key role in the transition toward a zero-carbon society: by 2050, they are expected to supply more than 2/3 of the global energy demand, strongly contributing to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and limiting the effects of global warming. The MOOC offers an updated and comprehensive overview of renewable energy technologies, from technical and economic perspectives.

Startup: How to build a successful business?
Saint Petersburg State University via Coursera
This course introduces different kinds of business models and development strategies for startup projects, methods of external financial support, the concept of incorporation.
Upon completion of this course, learners will be well-versed in the system of financial and efficiency indexes of the project, evaluation of project attractiveness index.

Persuasion and Presence for Program and Project Managers
University of Maryland, University System of Maryland via edX
Logic is not enough. Program managers need presence and to move stakeholders emotionally. Project professionals only follow people they both respect and trust. Learn to apply Aristotle’s persuasion triad to create successful communication that persuades.

Foundations of Modern Finance I
Massachusetts Institute of Technology via edX
A mathematically rigorous framework to understand financial markets delivered with data-driven insights from MIT professors.

Basic Skills of Constructive Communication
St. Petersburg State Polytechnic University via Coursera
Insufficiently developed skills in constructive communication lead to misunderstandings and conflicts between employees and managers. As a result, effectiveness of business processes, project work and the quality of services are reduced. This applies to any team and organization, and in a broad sense – to society as a whole.

Principles of Microeconomics: Social Microeconomics
University of Queensland via edX
Learn about the realm of public goods and game theory. You’ll investigate and analyse how competitive markets, price discrimination and many more microeconimic concepts contribute to particular outcomes in the real world.

Food and Nutrition: The Truth Behind Food Headlines
University of Reading via FutureLearn
Learn how to find reliable, scientific information about food and nutrition and identify the truth behind food headlines. 28th Sep, 2020

COVID-19 Training for Healthcare Workers
Stanford University via Coursera
COVID-19 is rapidly spreading across the globe and all providers must be prepared to recognize, stabilize and treat patients with novel coronavirus infection. Following completion of this short course physicians, nurses, and other healthcare professionals will have a unified, evidenced-based approach to saving the lives of patients with COVID-19, including those who are critically ill.

Managing Network Security
University System of Georgia via Coursera
Almost every organization uses computer networks to share their information and to support their business operations. When we allow network access to data it is exposed to threats from inside and outside of the organization. This course examines the threats associated with using internal and external networks and how to manage the protection of information when it’s accessible via networks.

Business Management: National and Organisational Cultures
Coventry University via FutureLearn
Explore the concepts of national and organisational culture and build your skills in cross-cultural management. 14th Sep, 2020

Introduction to Computers and Office Productivity Software
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology via Coursera
In this course, you will learn the following essential computer skills for the digital age:

Solar Energy System Design
State University of New York via Coursera
By the end of this course you should be able to incorporate losses in irradiance due to array setups with less than optimal positioning and/or shading, and account for variations in module output due to temperature variations in your system design.

Understanding Food Labels
University of Reading via FutureLearn
Learn how to interpret food labels so you can make informed food choices and buy food that supports your health and wellbeing. 7th Sep, 2020

The Foundations of Cybersecurity
University System of Georgia via Coursera
In order to manage the cybersecurity function business, you must first understand its language and its environment. This course covers the foundations of cybersecurity, including threats and vulnerabilities as well as the tools, technologies, and strategies used to manage it.

Web Application Technologies and Django
University of Michigan via Coursera
In this course, you’ll explore the basic structure of a web application, and how a web browser interacts with a web server. You’ll be introduced to the Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) request/response cycle, including GET/POST/Redirect. You’ll also gain an introductory understanding of Hypertext Markup Language (HTML), as well as the overall structure of a Django application.

Programming with Scratch
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology via Coursera
In this course, students will learn basic programming skills by creating interactive storybooks, animations, and games with Scratch, which is a block-based visual programming language for anyone new to coding

Quantum Mechanics: A First Course
Massachusetts Institute of Technology via edX
Learn about wavefunctions and their probabilistic interpretation, how to solve the Schrödinger equation for a particle moving in one-dimensional potentials, scattering, central potentials, and the hydrogen atom.

Cybersecurity in Healthcare (Hospitals & Care Centres)
Erasmus University Rotterdam via Coursera
This course begins by introducing the opportunities and challenges that digitalisation of healthcare services has created. It explains how the rise of technologies and proliferation of (medical) data has become an attractive target to cybercriminals, which is essential in understanding why adequate cybersecurity measures are critical within the healthcare environment.

Solar Energy and Electrical System Design
University at Buffalo via Coursera
This course supplies learners with the insights necessary for properly planning, and therefore successfully installing, a photovoltaic (PV) system per design specifications. It directs learners through the important steps of initial site inspection and evaluating appropriate locations for PV systems, and features unique elements of residential, small, industrial and utility-scale solar applications.0

Sorting Truth From Fiction: Civic Online Reasoning
Massachusetts Institute of Technology via edX
Learn teaching practices that help students become savvy consumers of digital information.

Intimacy of Creativity: Entering the Minds of Composers
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology via Coursera
Bright Sheng guides us through three works — by Brahms, Beethoven, and Sheng — for an intimate look inside the composer’s mind. This course strives to give students a new appreciation of music, based on an understanding of the craft behind each work. This class is perfect for those wanting to gain a unique perspective on the creative process of music composition, while challenging traditional notions of how composers approach formal structure, melody, and harmony.

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