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20 Most Popular Online Courses Starting in April

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

Here are the twenty most popular new MOOCs starting in April, based on Class Central learners’ activity.

‘Talk to me’: Improving mental health and suicide prevention in young adults
Curtin University via edX
As a student, parent, teacher, coach, or health professional, learn strategies to help improve the mental health of young people in your life, recognise concerning behaviours, and feel better prepared to have conversations about mental health.

Creating Innovative Business Models
University System of Maryland via edX
Build your capabilities to create a value proposition, team strategy, market strategy, and financial strategy to transform your ideas into a startup company or innovative corporate venture

Social Network Analysis
University of California, Davis via Coursera
This course is designed to quite literally ‘make a science’ out of something at the heart of society: social networks. Humans are natural network scientists, as we compute new network configurations all the time, almost unaware, when thinking about friends and family (which are particular forms of social networks), about colleagues and organizational relations (other, overlapping network structures), and about how to navigate delicate or opportunistic network configurations to save guard or advance in our social standing (with society being one big social network itself).

Introduction to Machine Learning
ITMO University via edX
Learn the essentials of machine learning and algorithms of statistical data analysis.

Healthcare Innovation: What Does Success Look Like and How to Achieve It?
Imperial College London via Coursera
This course focuses on the factors involved in the adoption of innovation – features, organizations, country of origin, cognitive, normative and affective aspects, change agents. Using real-world health innovations, you’ll assess what impacts their scaleability to new contexts, how organizational and human characteristics affect adoption, to what extent diffusion of an innovation is influenced by unconscious bias.

Enforcing Sustainable Development
KTH Royal Institute of Technology via edX
Become a problem solver who knows how to enforce sustainable development

Blockchain Transformations of Financial Services
INSEAD via Coursera
The current global financial system is riddled with inefficiencies, uneven developments, and bizarre contradictions. Blockchain technology has the potential to bring about profound changes to financial services. In this course, you will learn how blockchain technology will disrupt the core functions of the financial services industry, offering individuals and organizations alike real choices in how they create and manage value.

Why Biology Matters: The Genome and You
Universitat Pompeu Fabra via FutureLearn
Learn what a genome is and use this information to answer questions about biology, yourself, and the world around you.

Sign Language: Factors Contributing to Natural Structure
Georgetown University via edX
This course details the development of the type of grammar that occurs whenever a group of people develops and uses a signed language.

Russian for beginners 1. Русский язык: A1
Saint Petersburg State University via Coursera
Russian is considered to be one of the world’s most difficult languages. This course is aimed at helping those who are interested in understanding the basics of Russian language. Every unit of the course consists of several parts explaining vocabulary, phonetics (pronunciation), grammar, and provides examples of simple dialogues in Russian.

Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Technology Explained
University of Michigan via FutureLearn
Will blockchain change the world? Explore blockchain technology and the cryptocurrency market with the University of Michigan.

Science Matters: Let’s Talk About COVID-19
Imperial College London via Coursera
You will hear directly from the experts conducting the analyses. You will be able learn about the current state of the epidemic, while also learn about the epidemiological and public-health principles and challenges that underpin these analyses.

Population Health: Predictive Analytics
Leiden University via Coursera
In this course, you will learn how to make accurate prediction tools, and how to assess their validity. First, we will discuss the role of predictive analytics for prevention, diagnosis, and effectiveness. Then, we look at key concepts such as study design, sample size and overfitting.

Global Disease Masterclass: Communicable Diseases Epidemiology, Intervention and Prevention
Imperial College London via Coursera
This course is all about infectious diseases. We’ve selected four disease areas — HIV, Malaria, Emerging Infectious Diseases (Ebola and Zika), and TB — and we will go through each in turn.

MPI: A Short Introduction to One-sided Communication
Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe via FutureLearn
Learn the details of one-sided communication in MPI programming.

Security Awareness Training
(ISC)² via Coursera
This course is a complete foundational security awareness training program that covers a wide array of topics for nearly every type of end-user and learner level. The content is designed to allow organizations to be able to provide a comprehensive training program to help them protect their information assets against threats.

A History of European Empires: 1400–1522
University of Newcastle via edX
Gain insights into the major events and people that shaped Europe’s first modern colonial empires.

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.

Innovative Governance of Large Urban Systems
École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne via Coursera
During this course, you will learn about the three phases of the urban value chain, which are: planning, governance and regeneration. In particular, we will address the unique challenges of the phases and ask questions such as: how to design cities? How to govern them, especially when it comes to their institutional, financial, economic and social dimensions? And how to regenerate urban spaces?

The Korean Alphabet: An Introduction to Hangeul
Sungkyunkwan University via FutureLearn
Discover the basics of Hanguel, the official alphabet and writing system of Korea dating back to the fifteenth-century.

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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 4

  1. Paul Flaherty

    I started a course last week…….unable to find it……suggestions???

    • Dhawal Shah

      If you drop us an email with the name of the course at [email protected] we can help you figure it out.

      • ingyoroko

        am interested in social psychology and mental health and it has already commenced, wondering when the next group will begin so i can enroll from the beginning!

  2. Lin Wu

    1. If I study the AP microeconomics course from “classcentral.com”, and later receive a “certificate” on this course from you, Will this “certificate” be recognized/accepted by Universities as a regular High School AP course (or, equivalent) when I apply to Universities later this year?

    2. and also, when does this course need to be finished once the registration starts?



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