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20 Most Popular Online Courses Starting in May

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

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

Marketing Innovative Products and Services
University System of Maryland via edX
Learn essential marketing concepts and practical commercialization strategies to bring your new venture to market

Product Management Fundamentals
University System of Maryland via edX
Understand the keys to successfully navigating the roles and responsibilities of being a product manager to champion change with internal and external collaborators and influencers

The Evolution of Management and Leadership Theory
Coventry University via FutureLearn
Develop an in-depth understanding of leadership by assessing your own leadership qualities with the use of different theories. 18th May, 2020

Big data and Language 1
Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology via Coursera
In this course, students will understand characteristics of language through big data. Students will learn how to collect and analyze big data, and find linguistic features from the data. A number of approaches to the linguistic analysis of written and spoken texts will be discussed.

Negotiation Skills and Effective Communication
Tecnológico de Monterrey via edX
It analyzes the “social” perspective of a negotiation and its impact on successful agreements, as well as the risks of ignoring it, or disregarding its applicability.

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.

Health Behavior Change: From Evidence to Action
Yale University via Coursera
This course seeks to heighten understanding of the social and behavioral factors that contribute to health decisions and behaviors, with an ultimate goal of learning how to utilize these factors in improving public health efforts. Through a set of experiential learning exercises, students will learn to apply the science of health behavior change in their own lives.

Getting Started with Teaching Data Science in Schools
University of Glasgow via FutureLearn
Learn the basics of data science and how to introduce data science in the classroom.

Advanced Machine Learning
ITMO University via edX
An advanced course on machine learning. You will learn specific techniques and methods to analyze big amounts of data.

Fall in Love With Mandarin
National Chiao Tung University via FutureLearn
Learn everyday Mandarin and discover Taiwanese culture in the process.

Mind Control: Managing Your Mental Health During COVID-19
University of Toronto via Coursera
Never in the history of humanity have so many people been feeling intense anxiety related to COVID-19 and the world it will leave in its wake. The intent of this course is to give you a deeper understanding of the anxiety reaction as it relates to various aspects of our current life, ranging from our consumption of news to the way we talk to our children about this.

Cognitive Solutions and RPA Analytics
Automation Anywhere via Coursera
In this course, you will be introduced to cognitive automation, the role that AI plays in it, and Automation Anywhere’s cognitive solution, IQ Bot. You will also be introduced to RPA analytics and explore how Automation Anywhere’s Web Control Room and Bot Insight can provide this functionality.

Strategy as a Process and Measures of Success: An Introduction
Coventry University via FutureLearn
Develop your understanding of the characteristics of strategic decision-making.

Sign Language: Factors Contributing to Natural Learning
Georgetown University via edX
This course promotes a better understanding of the factors that may affect how people learn signed language.

Introduction to Business Analytics with R
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign via Coursera
For businesses to capitalize on data analytics, they need leaders who understand the data analytic process. Even more valuable are leaders who know how to analyze big data. This course addresses the human skills gap by providing a foundational set of data analytic skills that can be applied to many business settings.

COVID-19: What You Need to Know (CME Eligible)
Osmosis University via Coursera
COVID-19 is a global pandemic that has already resulted in hundreds of thousands of infections and thousands of deaths, with many more anticipated. This course is a go-to resource that will be regularly updated with all of the current information put forth by the CDC, WHO, and other leading agencies and covers the basics, personal protective equipment, diagnostics, and other material.

Fighting COVID-19 with Epidemiology: A Johns Hopkins Teach-Out
Johns Hopkins University via Coursera
This free Teach-Out is for anyone who has been curious about how we identify and measure outbreaks like the COVID-19 epidemic and wants to understand the epidemiology of these infections.

Healthcare Selection and Recruitment: Design and Deliver Effective Multiple Mini Interviews (MMIs)
University Of Surrey via FutureLearn
Learn how to design MMIs and ensure their effectiveness in selecting healthcare professionals and students.

Negotiation Strategies and Styles
Tecnológico de Monterrey via edX
It describes the different negotiation strategies based on expected results and their impact on the relationship between the parties involved.

Everyday Excel, Part 1
University of Colorado Boulder via Coursera
“Everyday Excel, Part 1” is aimed at learners who are seeking to learn Excel from the ground up. No experience with Excel is necessary. While this course is meant for beginners of Excel, advanced users will undoubtedly pick up new skills and tools.

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Dhawal Shah

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 2

  1. Kris

    Are these courses free?

    • Suparn Patra

      Most of the courses are free to audit. This means you may be able to view video/text content but not graded assignments and exams.

      If you audit a course you won’t get a certificate.


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