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Ten Most Popular MOOCs Starting in August 2015

The best new free online courses starting in August 2015.

Algorithms, Biology, and Programming for Beginners
University of California, San Diego via Coursera
This course will cover algorithms for solving various biological problems along with a handful of programming challenges testing your ability to implement these algorithms.
Go To Class | Next Session : 17th Aug, 2015

Financial Evaluation and Strategy: Investments
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign via Coursera
Learn the fundamental principles of trading off risk and return, portfolio optimization, and security pricing—useful skills and concepts to have when making both corporate and personal financial decisions. Also explore market efficiency and firm valuation techniques.
Go To Class | Next Session : Aug, 2015

Cloud Computing Applications
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign via Coursera
Learn of “cloudonomics,” the underlying economic reasons that we are creating the cloud. Learn the basic concepts underlying cloud services and be able to use services like AWS or OpenStack Dashboard to construct cloud services or applications.
Go To Class | Next Session : 24th Aug, 2015

Digital Marketing Channels: The Landscape
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign via Coursera
Learn the role of digital channels in an integrated marketing campaign and why you need a digital strategy. Interact with the content and hear from industry experts invited to join the course.
Go To Class | Next Session : Aug, 2015

Nutrition and Wellbeing
University of Aberdeen via FutureLearn
Demystify the complex and conflicting messages we hear about diet, health and lifestyle today, with this free online course.
Go To Class | Next Session : 17th Aug, 2015

ColWri3.6x: “Dracula” by Stoker: BerkeleyX Book Club
University of California, Berkeley via edX
Reading, discussing, and writing about Bram Stoker’s classic vampire novel, Dracula.
Go To Class | Next Session : 3rd Aug, 2015

Journalism Skills for Engaged Citizens
University of Melbourne via Coursera
This is a course in basic journalism skills designed for citizens who are using new media to publish news, views and information. We cover writing skills, interviews, ethics, law and accessing public forums and documents. We also introduce basic investigative skills.
Go To Class | Next Session : 17th Aug, 2015

Corporate Financial Decision-Making for Value Creation
University of Melbourne via Coursera
In this course, participants will learn about the key financial decisions modern corporations face, as well as the alternative methods that can be employed to optimize the value of the firm’s assets.
Go To Class | Next Session : 10th Aug, 2015

Professional Practices for English Language Teaching
British Council via FutureLearn
A free online continuing professional development (CPD) course for people who are teaching English as a foreign language.
Go To Class |  Next Session : 31st Aug, 2015

SOCI101x: Introduction to Sociology
University of Texas of the Permian Basin via edX
From feminism to Marxism and functionalism, this course offers a fresh perspective on sociological topics like culture, gender, sexuality, race, class and more. This course will cover topics found on the CLEP Sociology exam.
Go To Class | Next Session : 25th Aug, 2015


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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.

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