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Ten Most Popular MOOCs Starting in December 2015

The best new free online courses from top universities starting in December 2015.

18.01.2x: Calculus 1B: Integration
Massachusetts Institute of Technology via edX
Calculus 1B: Integration Discover the integral—what it is and how to compute it. See how to use calculus to model real world phenomena.
Go To Class | Next Session : 1st Dec, 2015

Sponsored Humanizing Online Instruction: The #HumanMOOC
via Canvas.net
This course is designed to prepare online instructors who teach college and university courses to be able to increase instructor, social, and cognitive presence in their online courses. Engagement in this networked community of practice is designed to stimulate the process of inquiry and collaboration among educators. Participants will explore emerging technologies and create digital assets that they can employ in their own instruction.
Go To Class | ★★★★★ (1 rating) | Next Session : 7th Dec, 2015

Using Databases with Python
University of Michigan via Coursera
Learn the basics of the Structured Query Language (SQL) as well as basic database design for storing data.
Go To Class | Next Session : 14th Dec, 2015

Leading Teams
University of Michigan via Coursera
In this course, you will learn how to build your team, improve teamwork and collaboration, and sustain team performance through continuous learning and improvement. Specifically, you will learn best practices for composing a team and aligning individual and team goals. You will also learn how to establish roles, build structures, and manage decision making so that your team excels. This course will also help you manage critical team processes such as conflict resolution and building trust that have a profound impact on your team’s performance.
Go To Class | Next Session : 14th Dec, 2015

Business Growth Strategy
University of Virginia via Coursera
Analyze how businesses grow. This course examines how organizations build value by scaling existing markets, entering established markets and creating new markets through innovation and acquisitions. We’ll apply these concepts in case studies of industry leaders JetBlue, Zappos, the Tennant Company and Tata Motors. Taught by award-winning Darden faculty Jared Harris and Michael Lenox, this course gives you the tools to analyze and recommend the specific strategic actions organizations can take to grow their value.
Go To Class | Next Session : 14th Dec, 2015

Social Media in Public Relations
National University of Singapore via Coursera
Have you ever wondered why some videos go viral while others flop or how some companies have successfully leveraged Facebook and Twitter to reach out to their customers and clients? How are some companies able to effectively navigate the world of social media and build thriving online communities while others flounder, crash and burn?
Go To Class | Next Session : 14th Dec, 2015

Machine Learning With Big Data
University of California, San Diego via Coursera
Want to learn the basics of large-scale data processing? Need to make predictive models but don’t know the right tools? This course will introduce you to open source tools you can use for parallel, distributed and scalable machine learning.
Go To Class | Next Session : 14th Dec, 2015

Advanced Data Structures in Java
University of California, San Diego via Coursera
How does Google Maps plan the best route for getting around town given current traffic conditions? How does an internet router forward packets of network traffic to minimize delay? How does an aid group allocate resources to its affiliated local partners? To solve such problems, we first represent the key pieces of data in a complex data structure. In this course, you’ll learn about data structures, like graphs, that are fundamental for working with structured real world data.
Go To Class | Next Session : 14th Dec, 2015

Interactivity with JavaScript
University of Michigan via Coursera
If you want to take your website to the next level, the ability to incorporate interactivity is a must. But adding some of these types of capabilities requires a stronger programming language than HTML5 or CSS3, and JavaScript can provide just what you need. With just a basic understanding of the language, you can create a page that will react to common events such as page loads, mouse clicks & movements, and even keyboard input.
Go To Class | Next Session : Dec, 2015

Content, Advertising & Social IMC
Northwestern University via Coursera
Want your content to go viral? Who doesn’t! It takes a thoughtful, integrated approach to make content that stands out in our increasingly oversaturated world. In this fourth course of the Social Marketing Specialization – “Content, Advertising & Social IMC” – you will learn how marketers are successfully navigating today’s media landscape.
Go To Class | Next Session : 14th Dec, 2015

People Analytics
University of Pennsylvania via Coursera
People analytics is a data-driven approach to managing people at work. For the first time in history, business leaders can make decisions about their people based on deep analysis of data rather than the traditional methods of personal relationships, decision making based on experience, and risk avoidance.
Go To Class | Next Session : 7th Dec, 2015



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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 4

  1. Raymond Berger

    How do you guys determine that these are the most popular courses?

    • classcentral

      We compile this list based on how many Class Central users have added a particular course to MOOC Tracker – our watchlist feature (courses have been added more than 350,000 times to MOOC Tracker). Courses that have been offered before are not included in the list. The goal is to promote discovery of new courses.

  2. Ved Sharma

    If one is not able to take a particular course of choice offered during the respective month, can it still be accessed in the subsequent month(s). Thanks.

  3. Getu

    Thanks for your educational energizing gifts in one to another principle. “Learning community is a leading community.” Go ahead please!


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