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Ten Most Popular MOOCs Starting in September 2016

The best new free online courses starting in September 2016


Leadership and Influence
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign via Coursera
The only thing you get to change is yourself, and in the prerequisites to this course we’ve given you real tools to do that. Now, use those tools to influence the course of your future, your team’s future, and your organization’s future. Make a plan for yourself that will help you help others, and learn skills to make it happen.
Bookmark | Sep, 2016

Sponsored He Named Me Malala: Girls in STEM
via Canvas.net
Girls in STEM – A societal issue.
Starts 12th Sep, 2016

Machine Learning: Recommender Systems & Dimensionality Reduction
University of Washington via Coursera
In this course, you will explore dimensionality reduction techniques for modeling high-dimensional data. In the case of recommender systems, your data is represented as user-product relationships, with potentially millions of users and hundred of thousands of products. You will implement matrix factorization and latent factor models for the task of predicting new user-product relationships. You will also use side information about products and users to improve predictions.
Bookmark | Sep, 2016

Introduction to Data Science in Python
University of Michigan via Coursera
This course will introduce the learner to the basics of the python programming environment, including how to download and install python, expected fundamental python programming techniques, and how to find help with python programming questions.
Bookmark | Sep, 2016

AP® Psychology – Course 1: What is Psychology?
The University of British Columbia via edX
This psychology course is an introduction to the field of psychology. It begins by asking “What is Psychology?” and provides some concrete answers to that question. Next, it covers the history of psychology and provides a look at the state of psychology today.
Bookmark | 13th Sep, 2016

HollywoodX: Hollywood: History, Industry, Art
University of Pennsylvania via edX
Explore the history of Hollywood, from Edison and the birth of film to the rise of the internet.
Bookmark | 6th Sep, 2016

Successful Presentation
University of Colorado Boulder via Coursera
In this course, Prof. William Kuskin provides a series of pragmatic videos and exercises for successful public speaking and presentations. The course develops through four themes—mastering fear, developing a creative formula, using verbal and body language, and anticipating the room—so that you can discover your personal power as a speaker and give excellent presentation
Bookmark | Sep, 2016

The Science of Learning–What Every Teacher Should Know
Columbia University via edX
An introductory teaching course for K-12 teachers about the science of learning and how to use current research to improve classroom outcomes.
Bookmark | 14th Sep, 2016

Spanish for Beginners 2: People and Places
The Open University via FutureLearn
Learn how to describe people and what they wear, and talk about your family and home in the second Spanish for Beginners course.
Bookmark | 12th Sep, 2016

Functional Programming in Haskell: Supercharge Your Coding
University of Glasgow via FutureLearn
Do you want to develop software using the latest programming language paradigm? Haskell is a functional programming language, based on formal mathematical principles. As such, it is easy to reason about and develop, and it executes efficiently on modern multicore machines. From investment banks to social networks, everyone is adopting Haskell.
Bookmark | 19th Sep, 2016

Italian for Beginners 1: Meeting, Greeting and Eating
The Open University via FutureLearn
Learn how to order food and drink, greet people, and introduce yourself, in this first Italian for Beginners course.
Bookmark | 5th Sep, 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 500,000 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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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.

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  2. Angela G. Gentile

    Love a good MOOC! Thanks for this list. Would love to see the top 50!!


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