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27 Most Popular Online Courses Starting in September 2023

The 27 most popular free online university courses and MOOCs starting in September 2023.

Most Popular Courses

Here are the 27 most popular free online university courses and massive open online courses (MOOCs) starting in September 2023, based on Class Central learners’ activity.

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Generative AI Teach-Out
University of Michigan via Coursera
This Teach-Out introduces learners to artificial intelligence (AI) and explains how large language models and generative AI tools, like ChatGPT, work. Explore the ethical use of artificial intelligence, the implications of authorship, and how these tools might be utilized and regulated moving forward.

Introduction to Digital Twin and Applications
Hong Kong Polytechnic University via edX
Digital twins are gaining popularity, as a simulation technique that integrates interdisciplinary, multi-physical quantity, multiscale, and multi-probability.

Compliance and Risk Management
HRCI via Coursera
This course introduces risk management and compliance strategy. You will examine risk assessment and learn how to have a risk management mindset. You will learn different types of compliance, including legal and safety compliance, and its role in operational policies.

Ethics in AI Design
Delft University of Technology via edX
Learn how to incorporate ethics into the development and implementation of AI systems.

Market Research and Analysis for Tech Industries
University of Colorado Boulder via Coursera
Developing a revolutionary design or product or software often becomes an all-consuming pursuit in industry. Yet, many gifted engineers and technologists are eventually bewildered to discover, only too late, that their innovative product is wholly insufficient.

Introduction to 21st Century Skills
University of Wisconsin–Madison via edX
The Introduction to 21st Century Skills course is for students to integrate new knowledge and abilities regarding four “21st century skills”, communication, teamwork, critical thinking, and self-motivated learning.

Applying the Digital Playbook in Government: Industry-based Scenarios for Achieving Adoption and Growth in Government
University System of Maryland via edX
Learn how to apply the digital strategies and execution techniques in the Digital Transformation Playbook through an engaging real-world scenario of government digital disruption.

Introduction to Databases and SQL
Raspberry Pi Foundation via edX
Learn to create and manipulate databases using SQL.

Data Modeling in Power BI
Microsoft via Coursera
In this course, you’ll learn how to use Power BI to create and maintain relationships in a data model and form a model using multiple Schemas. You’ll explore the basics of DAX, Power BI’s expression language, and add calculations to your model to create elements and analysis in Power BI.

Introduction to Creative Thinking: Tools for Success
Imperial College London via Coursera
Creativity concerns the development of new ideas. Throughout human history, the application of ideas has led to transformations of our daily lives and society. Modern business activity thrives on recently developed ideas, and it is through creativity that we address both challenges and opportunities.

Digital Marketing Analytics
O.P. Jindal Global University via Coursera
This is a beginner-level course and revolves around the essential digital marketing platforms, actions, and key performance indicators or KPIs, and how those KPIs can be meaningfully translated into business actions.

Biomedical Equipment: A Practical Approach to Healthcare Technology Management
Delft University of Technology via edX
Enhance your knowledge and skills in effective methods of managing the lifespan of biomedical equipment in a limited-resource environment.

Governance in the European Union
KU Leuven University via edX
Learn about the nature of the EU and the actors, decision- and policy-making methods, mechanisms, and issues shaping European Governance in the context of a globalized world. Theoretical insights will be complemented by case studies from the environmental domain.

Object-oriented Programming in Python: Create Your Own Adventure Game
Raspberry Pi Foundation via edX
Learn object-oriented programming principles by creating your own text-based adventure game in Python.

Understanding the Value of Human-Centered Design
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign via Coursera
Human-centered design is an approach that focuses on human needs, goals, and experiences to frame problems, develop solutions, and coordinate resources.

English Lower Intermediate B1.1
University of Naples Federico II via Coursera
Welcome. This is the first of our 2 courses in English to take you to a B1 level of competence. English is the most important international language for the workplace and for study.

European History, Society and Culture
KU Leuven University via edX
Learn how key historical moments shaped and are shaping contemporary Europe.

Neural Basis of Imagination, Free Will, and Morality
Dartmouth College via Coursera
This course deals with the neural basis of imagination, free will, and morality. In module one of the course, you will explore the evidence of imagination derived from artifacts.

Global Impact: Cross-Cultural Management
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign via Coursera
With globalization, multiculturalism is on the rise. Managers need to lead a workforce composed of individuals from diverse cultural backgrounds. Managers need to negotiate and cooperate with organizations from diverse cultures.

A quick tour on Big Data and Business Intelligence
University of Naples Federico II via Coursera
This course is devoted to beginners and practitioners of Big Data and AI fields. It will be a quick overview of some basic concepts that could be further elaborated by professionals. Ranging from CAP theorem to Turing assumption, we will provide a starting guide for diving in these fascinating topics.

Becoming a Language Friendly Teacher
Erasmus University Rotterdam via Coursera
Throughout this immersive MOOC experience, we will delve into the profound significance of language and identity in a child’s development. You will discover effective instructional approaches that enable you to support and include diverse home languages in your teaching practice!

Supervised Learning and Its Applications in Marketing
O.P. Jindal Global University via Coursera
Supervised learning algorithms can help make predictions for new unseen data. In this course, you will use the Python programming language, which is an effective tool for machine learning applications.

Practice Exam for Certified Scrum Master (CSM) Certification
via Coursera
This course provides an overview of the Scrum Alliance Certified Scrum Master (CSM) certification. We will share the process required to qualify for exam, specific education requirements, and exam specifics. We will wrap up the course with a 50-question mock exam designed to ready you for the actual CSM certification test.

Secure Your Data at Rest
Microsoft via Coursera
Secure Your Data at Rest is the fifth course in the Microsoft Azure Security Engineer Associate Professional Certificate training program. This course teaches storage security, data sovereignty, database monitoring, encryption, data masking, and using Defender for Cloud for advanced threat protection.

Healthcare Financial Management Fundamentals
Northeastern University via Coursera
In this course, you will continue to explore concepts and topics related to accounting and finance basics for healthcare organizations. You will learn how to read, interpret, and use a financial statement in order to understand the financial health of an organization.

Building Your Career as a Professional Singer
Berklee College of Music via Coursera
Are you looking to earn money on your singing ability? This course is designed to give singers insight on the tools you’ll need to start building a career as a professional singer.

Cantonese Language and Culture for Beginners
Hong Kong Polytechnic University via edX
The course aims to enable students to master the sounds of Cantonese and conduct basic conservations in Cantonese.

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