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Ten Most Popular MOOCs Starting in March 2016

The best new free courses from top universities starting in March 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 400,000 times to MOOC Tracker). Learn more about MOOC Tracker. Courses that have been offered before are not included in this list.

Ten Most Popular Courses - March 2016

Calculus 1C: Coordinate Systems & Infinite Series
Massachusetts Institute of Technology via edX
How did Newton describe the orbits of the planets? To do this, he created calculus.  But he used a different coordinate system more appropriate for planetary motion.  We will learn to shift our perspective to do calculus with parameterized curves and polar coordinates. And then we will dive deep into exploring the infinite to gain a deeper understanding and powerful descriptions of functions.
Go To Class | Next Session : Mar 29th, 2016

Sponsored Bridging the Dementia Divide: Supporting people living with dementia
via Canvas.net
Do you have a loved one with dementia? You are not alone.
Next Session : 15th Feb, 2016

ENG101x: English Composition
Arizona State University via edX
Language, and the ability to communicate effectively are critical skills in the global economy. Writing and composition are vital to communicating your ideas clearly. This introductory writing course will help you develop and express ideas effectively for a variety of purposes, audiences and occasions.
Go To Class | Next Session : 14th Mar, 2016

Strategic Planning and Execution
University of Virginia via Coursera
Learn to execute a strategy analysis within an organization. This course will show you how to organize and implement a successful strategy setting process, how to conduct strategy research, how to ensure that annual planning and budgeting support the organization’s strategy, and how to manage the organization’s board of directors, senior managers, and line employees to ensure that everyone’s efforts are aligned with the organization’s strategy.
Go To Class | Next Session : 21st Mar, 2016

KIGlobalHx: An Introduction to Global Health
Karolinska Institutet via edX
Global Health is a new field within public health sciences that integrates the knowledge from fields such as epidemiology, medicine, economy and the behavioral sciences. The main aim of the course, An Introduction to Global Health, is to describe and analyze variation in health between and within countries.
Go To Class | Next Session : Mar, 2016

Loop: Repetition and Variation in Music
University College Cork via Kadenze
A course examining the art of moving while standing still, and traveling far without moving. This will be approached through a study of form and variation techniques used in music. Students will be asked to make more from less while maintaining musical interest in their compositions.
Go To Class | Next Session : March 2016 

Creative Writing: The Craft of Style
Wesleyan University via Coursera
Your style is as unique and distinctive as your face, your voice, except that you can choose it, you can can work on it, enhance it. In this course we will introduce aspiring writers to the art of putting pressure on written language. We will study the use of metaphor and imagery, and demonstrate how clarity, grace, and inventiveness in word choice are imperative to a story’s success. Writers will emerge with the revision skills essential to all writers of good stories and good prose.
Go To Class | Next Session : 1st Mar, 2016

Managing Responsibly: Practicing Sustainability, Responsibility and Ethics
University of Manchester via Coursera
Work on your competence to solve tasks and problems related to sustainability, responsibility and ethics. Translate this competence to management practices in your area of expertise and learn to navigate the complexities, struggles and paradoxes that can occur when changing practices at multiple levels from individuals to organizations and systems.
Go To Class | Next Session : 7th Mar, 2016

Valuing Projects and Companies
University of Michigan via Coursera
This course is a theoretically sound and practical exposure to valuation. As the final course of the Specialization, it will be useful to anyone in understanding, conducting or critically evaluating project and company analyses conducted by experts.
Go To Class | Next Session : 7th Mar, 2016

Machine Learning: Recommender Systems & Dimensionality Reduction
University of Washington via Coursera
Case Study: Recommending Products How does Amazon recommend products you might be interested in purchasing? How does Netflix decide which movies or TV shows you might want to watch? What if you are a new user, should Netflix just recommend the most popular movies?
Go To Class | Next Session : 1st Mar, 2016

Server-side Development with NodeJS
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology via Coursera
This course deals with all things server-side. We base the entire course around the NodeJS platform. We start with a brief overview of the Web protocols: HTTP and HTTPS. We examine NodeJS and NodeJS modules: Express for building web servers.
Go To Class | Next Session : 7th Mar, 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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