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Ten Most Popular MOOCs Starting in May 2016

Dhawal Shah

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.


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Sit Less, Get Active
University of Edinburgh via Coursera
Physical inactivity and sedentariness are “silent killers”. Do you feel like you spend too much time sitting? Do you feel like you would like to be more active? Are you unsure about how to incorporate physical activity into your daily life? We are here to help. Join us on a journey to learn on how to sit less, and become more active.
Go To Class | Next Session : 1st May, 2016

Sponsored Intro to Permaculture Design
Oregon State University via Canvas.net
The best design principles come from Mother Nature.
Next Session : 2nd May, 2016

Food as Medicine
Monash University via FutureLearn
Explore the role of food in health. Apply nutrition science to guide you on using food as medicine for you and your family.
Go To Class | Next Session : 2nd May, 2016

The Nature of Code

English for Effective Business Speaking
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology via Coursera
This course aims to improve your Business English speaking skills by developing your use of vocabulary, grammar, pronunciation, spoken communication skills within a Business context, and your ability to deliver professional business speeches for specific purposes.
Go To Class | Next Session : 2nd May, 2016

Understanding Anxiety, Depression and CBT
University of Reading via FutureLearn
Improve your understanding of depression and anxiety and find out more about an effective and evidence-based treatment: CBT
Go To Class | Next Session : 9th May, 2016


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Portfolio and Risk Management
University of Geneva via Coursera
In this course, you will gain an understanding of the theory underlying optimal portfolio construction, the different ways portfolios are actually built in practice and how to measure and manage the risk of such portfolios.
Go To Class | Next Session : 17th May, 2016

ARCH101x: Modern Japanese Architecture: From Meiji Restoration to Today
Tokyo Institute of Technology via edX
Examine how architecture reflects Japan’s history, starting with its emergence as a new nation in the 19th century and the building of the Western-style capital city of Tokyo on the foundations of Edo.
Go To Class | Next Session : 10th May, 2016

The Nature of Code
Processing Foundation via Kadenze
Explore topics ranging from basic mathematics and physics concepts to more advanced simulations of complex systems. Subjects covered include physics simulation, trigonometry, fractals, cellular automata, self-organization, and genetic algorithms. Examples are demonstrated using the p5.js environment with a focus on object oriented programming
Go To Class | Next Session : 4th May, 2016

Single Page Web Applications with AngularJS
Johns Hopkins University via Coursera
Do you want to write powerful, maintainable, and testable front end applications faster and with less code? Then consider joining this course to gain skills in one of the most popular Single Page Application (SPA) frameworks today, AngularJS. Developed and backed by Google, AngularJS is a very marketable skill to acquire.
Go To Class | Next Session : 16th May, 2016

Business Strategy
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign via Coursera
In this course you will learn how organizations create, capture, and maintain value, and how it is fundamental for sustainable competitive advantage.
Go To Class | Next Session : 1st May, 2016

LeadershipX: Ethical Leadership: Character, Civility, and Community
Boston University via edX
Ethical leadership is the critical appropriation and embodiment of traditions that have shaped the character and shared meanings of a people. Ethical leaders, therefore, are leaders whose characters have been shaped by the wisdom, habits and practices of particular traditions, often more than one, yet they tend be identified with a particular cultural ethos and narrative. Finally, ethical leadership asks the question of values in reference to ultimate concern. Course participants will engage with the course in a number of ways including the development of an Ethical Leadership Toolkit (ELT).
Go To Class | Next Session : 24th May, 2016