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Course Report

Ten Most Popular MOOCs Starting in January 2016

The best new free courses from top universities starting in January 2016

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). Learn more about MOOC Tracker. Courses that have been offered before are not included in this list.


Cryptography II
Stanford University via Coursera
Learn about the inner workings of cryptographic primitives and protocols and how to apply this knowledge in real-world applications.
Go To Class | Next Session : 11th Jan, 2016

Sponsored Unmanned Aerospace Systems (UAS) – Key Concepts for New Users
via Canvas.net
Recently purchase a drone or other UAS? Learn key tips for flying your UAS.
Next Session : 12th Jan, 2016

ColWri3.10x: “Jane Eyre” by Bronte: BerkeleyX Book Club
University of California, Berkeley via edX
Reading, discussing, and writing about Charlotte Brontë’s 1847 novel Jane Eyre.
Go To Class | Next Session : 4th Jan, 2016

Patent Law & Policy
George Washington University
Patent law and policy can be intriguing. Former Chief Justice of the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, Randall Radar, and GW Law School Associate Dean John Whelean will take you through patent law and policy basics as they clarify foundational elements, ask penetrating questions, and relate case studies and examples for you to consider.
Go To Class | Next Session : 15th Jan, 2016

Basic Statistics
University of Amsterdam via Coursera
Understanding statistics is essential to understand research in the social and behavioral sciences. In this course you will learn the basics of statistics; not just how to calculate them, but also how to evaluate them
Go To Class | Next Session : 4th Jan, 2016

Introduction to Research for Essay Writing
University of California, Irvine via Coursera
By the end of this course, you will be able to complete all the steps in planning a research paper.
Go To Class | Next Session : Jan, 2016

Introduction to Health and Wellness | ASUx on edX

EXW100 – Credit Eligible: Introduction to Health and Wellness
Arizona State University via edX
Explore current concepts in health, exercise, and wellness and learn how to shape your own personal health in this credit-eligible course.
Go To Class | Next Session : 11th Jan, 2016

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 : 4th Jan, 2016

CSE1309x: Learn to Program Using Python
University of Texas Arlington via edX
Interested in learning a computer programming language but unsure of how and where to begin? This course, Learn to Program Using Python, is a great place to start.
Go To Class | Next Session : 10th Jan, 2016

Accounting Analytics
University of Pennsylvania via Coursera
Accounting Analytics explores how financial statement data and non-financial metrics can be linked to financial performance. In this course, taught by Wharton’s acclaimed accounting professors, you’ll learn how data is used to assess what drives financial performance and to forecast future financial scenarios.
Go To Class | Next Session : Jan, 2016

BJC.3x: The Beauty and Joy of Computing (CS Principles), Part 3
University of California, Berkeley via edX
A computer science principles course intended to broaden participation in computing to non-traditional groups.
Go To Class | Next Session : 4th Jan, 2016

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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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