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Class Central’s Best Online Courses of All Time (2021 Edition)

The ranking contains 250 courses from 100 universities based on 170,000+ learner reviews.

Class Central's Best Courses of All Time

Each year Class Central publishes the ranking of the Best Online Courses of All Time, based on thousands of reviews written by learners. We first published the ranking in 2016, and have updated it since (see also the 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 editions).

In the 2021 edition of the Best Online Courses of All Time, we increased the number of courses in the list from 200 to 250, drawing on more than 170,000 learner reviews.

And here are the results:

Class Central’s Best Online Courses of All Time

This is not the only ranking Class Central publishes. Here are a few more:

Highlights

Here are some quick stats about the 2021 edition of Class Central’s Best Online Courses of All Time ranking.

  • The ranking features courses from 100+ universities in 26 countries.
  • Combined, these courses have accumulated over 48 million enrollments.
  • The country with the most courses is the United States with 102 courses, followed by the UK with 27 courses.
  • Coursera is the top course platform with 100 courses, followed by edX (78) and FutureLearn (40).
  • The most reviewed course has 32k reviews.
  • Here are the universities with the most courses
    • Penn, University of Sheffield, HKUST – 9 courses
    • MIT, Leeds, Universitat Politècnica de València – 8 courses
    • University of Maryland, Stanford – 7 courses
    • Princeton, University of Cape Town, Galileo University, University of Groningen – 6 courses

Methodology

The methodology we used for this ranking is simple. Using thousands of reviews written by our learners, Class Central was able to sort courses by the Bayesian average of their ratings. Then we removed all the courses with fewer than 18 reviews (the low threshold helps smaller providers to compete on quality) and courses that are unlikely to be offered again. If a course has multiple parts, we only include the first part.

Universities and Course platforms are welcome to upload The Best of All Time Ribbon or Banner to their course page. Here are the digital assets:

Best Online Courses of All Time

The full ranking can be found here: The Best Online Courses of All Time.

But it has also been included below, and split into topics, for convenience.

Science (34)

Extinctions: Past and Present
University of Cape Town via FutureLearn
Discover the diversity of life on earth, the impacts of five past mass extinctions and the prospect of a sixth extinction today.
★★★★★ (217 ratings)

Mountains 101
University of Alberta via Coursera
Mountains 101­­ is a broad and integrated overview of the mountain world. This 12-lesson course covers an interdisciplinary field of study focusing on the physical, biological, and human dimensions of mountain places in Alberta, Canada, and around the world.
★★★★★ (567 ratings)

Introduction to Complexity
Santa Fe Institute via Complexity Explorer
In this course you’ll learn about the tools used by scientists to understand complex systems. The topics you’ll learn about include dynamics, chaos, fractals, information theory, self-organization, agent-based modeling, and networks.
★★★★★ (143 ratings)

Quantum Mechanics for Everyone
Georgetown University via edX
Learn the fundamental notions of quantum mechanics at a level that is accessible to everyone. This course is listed as one of the best online courses of all time by Class Central and was a finalist for the 2018 edX Prize for Exceptional Contributions to Online Teaching and Learning.
★★★★★ (98 ratings)

Dino 101: Dinosaur Paleobiology
University of Alberta via Coursera
Dino 101: Dinosaur Paleobiology is a 12-lesson course teaching a comprehensive overview of non-avian dinosaurs.
★★★★★ (114 ratings)

Forensic Facial Reconstruction: Finding Mr. X
The University of Sheffield via FutureLearn
Learn about the forensic technique of facial reconstruction from the experts involved in a real crime case.
★★★★★ (394 ratings)

The Science of the Solar System
California Institute of Technology via Coursera
Learn about the science behind the current exploration of the solar system in this free class. Use principles from physics, chemistry, biology, and geology to understand the latest from Mars, comprehend the outer solar system, ponder planets outside our solar system, and search for habitability in our neighborhood and beyond.
★★★★★ (49 ratings)

Sheep in the Land of Fire and Ice
University of Iceland via edX
What do sheep, volcanoes and glaciers have in common? Take this course to see how human land uses, like sheep grazing, over just a few centuries can be an equally strong driving force of landscapes as volcanoes and glaciers over millennia.
★★★★★ (51 ratings)

Introduction to Biology – The Secret of Life
Massachusetts Institute of Technology via edX
Explore the secret of life through the basics of biochemistry, genetics, molecular biology, recombinant DNA, genomics and rational medicine.
★★★★★ (100 ratings)

Medical Neuroscience
Duke University via Coursera
In this course, you will discover the organization of the neural systems in the brain and spinal cord that mediate sensation, motivate bodily action, and integrate sensorimotor signals with memory, emotion and related faculties of cognition.
★★★★★ (46 ratings)

Molecular Biology – Part 1: DNA Replication and Repair
Massachusetts Institute of Technology via edX
An in-depth adventure through DNA replication and repair to strengthen your scientific thinking and experimental design skills.
★★★★★ (86 ratings)

The Science of Everyday Thinking
University of Queensland via edX
Learn how to think better, argue better, and choose better.
★★★★★ (48 ratings)

Introduction to Animal Behaviour
Wageningen University via edX
Explore the amazing range and complexity of wild animal behaviour. Discover how animals learn, communicate, find food, avoid predators, and interact socially.
★★★★★ (79 ratings)

Astrobiology and the Search for Extraterrestrial Life
University of Edinburgh via Coursera
Learn about the origin and evolution of life and the search for life beyond the Earth.
★★★★★ (33 ratings)

How Things Work: An Introduction to Physics
University of Virginia via Coursera
An introduction to physics in the context of everyday objects.
★★★★★ (28 ratings)

Understanding the Brain: The Neurobiology of Everyday Life
The University of Chicago via Coursera
Learn how the nervous system produces behavior, how we use our brain every day, and how neuroscience can explain the common problems afflicting people today. We will study functional human neuroanatomy and neuronal communication, and then use this information to understand how we perceive the outside world, move our bodies voluntarily, stay alive, and play well with others.
★★★★★ (28 ratings)

Nutrition and Health: Human Microbiome
Wageningen University via edX
Learn how you can impact your health by balancing your gut health; how your microbiome together with your diet can improve normal gut function. A balanced microbiome and nutritional intake can avoid disorders like IBS, obesity and diabetes.
★★★★☆ (507 ratings)

Ecology and Wildlife Conservation
University of Leeds via FutureLearn
Discover ecology and how we can protect wildlife and conserve the natural world.
★★★★★ (99 ratings)

Introduction to Genetics and Evolution
Duke University via Coursera
This course provides the basic biology you need to understand all of these issues better, tries to clarify some misconceptions, and tries to prepare students for future, more advanced coursework in Biology (and especially evolutionary genetics).
★★★★☆ (32 ratings)

The Science of Gastronomy
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology via Coursera
This course introduces a number of basic scientific principles underpinning the methodology of cooking, food preparation and the enjoyment of food. All topics covered have a strong basis in biology, chemistry, and physics application.
★★★★☆ (101 ratings)

Introductory Human Physiology
Duke University via Coursera
In this course, students learn to recognize and to apply the basic concepts that govern integrated body function (as an intact organism) in the body’s nine organ systems.
★★★★☆ (29 ratings)

Medical Parasitology | 医学寄生虫学
Tsinghua University via edX
Small bugs serious diseases, with knowledge they are seized.
★★★★★ (188 ratings)

Paleontology: Theropod Dinosaurs and the Origin of Birds
University of Alberta via Coursera
Paleontology: Theropod Dinosaurs and the Origin of Birds is a five-lesson course teaching a comprehensive overview of the origins of birds. This course examines the anatomy, diversity, and evolution of theropod dinosaurs in relation to the origin of birds.
★★★★★ (38 ratings)

Best Practices for Biomedical Research Data Management (HE)
Harvard Medical School via Canvas Network
With the increasing focus on research data, this course has been developed to address present and future researchers’ data management learning needs.
★★★★★ (49 ratings)

Industrial Pharmacy-I
H.N.B Garhwal University (A Central University) Srinagar Garhwal via Swayam
The course is one of the papers of Fifth semester of B. Pharmacy syllabi approved by Pharmacy Council of India (PCI) and is adopted uniformly by all the pharmacy institutions and Universities throughout the country.
★★★★★ (42 ratings)

Bacterial Genomes II: Accessing and Analysing Microbial Genome Data Using Artemis
Wellcome Genome Campus via FutureLearn
Learn more about how genomic data and computational tools can help us understand and track disease-causing bacteria.
★★★★★ (20 ratings)

Organic Chemistry 1
Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi via Swayam
Students will be trained to improve their factual, conceptual, procedural and metacognitive knowledge. The scientific explanation given in the video contents makes use of the following components: Presentations, chemical structures, figures, tables, images, 3D-animations, white board demonstration, use of molecular models, paper 3D-models, mirrors etc.
★★★★★ (25 ratings)

Introducción a la genética y la evolución
Universidad Autónoma de Madrid via edX
Conoce la genética y la evolución desde una aproximación accesible y entretenida.
★★★★★ (44 ratings)

Atmospheric Chemistry: Planets and Life Beyond Earth
University of Leeds via FutureLearn
Learn about the atmospheric chemistry of planets and celestial bodies and explore the possibility of finding life beyond Earth.
★★★★★ (47 ratings)

Fundamentals of Neuroscience, Part 1: The Electrical Properties of the Neuron
Harvard University via edX
Learn how electricity makes the neurons in your brain tick.
★★★★★ (20 ratings)

Astronomy: Exploring Time and Space
University of Arizona via Coursera
This course is designed for anyone who is interested in learning more about modern astronomy. We will help you get up to date on the most recent astronomical discoveries while also providing support at an introductory level for those who have no background in science.
★★★★★ (21 ratings)

Biochemistry: Biomolecules, Methods, and Mechanisms
Massachusetts Institute of Technology via edX
Enhance your scientific thinking and data analysis skills with this in-depth adventure through biochemistry.
★★★★☆ (30 ratings)

Monitoring Volcanoes and Magma Movements
University of Iceland via edX
The course covers magma movements in volcanoes and how they can be inferred from ground based and satellite monitoring techniques, including studies of earthquakes, ground deformation, and volcanic gas release. Case studies are presented.
★★★★★ (19 ratings)

Zoologia
University of Naples Federico II via edX
Comprendere gli animali e i sistemi naturali, attraverso il filo conduttore dell’evoluzione. Un viaggio da percorrere con l’entusiasmo di un bambino e la professionalità di uno studioso.
★★★★★ (18 ratings)

Business (34)

Lean Production
Technische Universität München (Technical University of Munich) via edX
Learn how to apply key elements of Lean Production, from minimizing inventory and reducing setup times, to using 5S and Kaizen, in order to improve quality and productivity in your workplace.
★★★★★ (676 ratings)

Six Sigma: Define and Measure
Technische Universität München (Technical University of Munich) via edX
An introduction to the Six Sigma methodology and the DMAIC cycle for process improvement with a focus on the Define and Measure phases, including basic statistics for understanding sampling plans and calculating process capability.
★★★★★ (1090 ratings)

Presentation skills: Designing Presentation Slides
Tomsk State University via Coursera
The goal of this course is to change that by equipping learners with a set of tools to create simple, clear and aesthetic slides which improve the presentation of the speaker.
★★★★★ (777 ratings)

Preparing to Manage Human Resources
University of Minnesota via Coursera
Leave this course with a new-found understanding of the range of options available for managing employees, a grasp of what makes workers tick, and the readiness to develop your own HRM skills.
★★★★★ (109 ratings)

Digital Marketing
UGC via Swayam
A course on Digital Marketing has been designed which aims to build the conceptual foundation of digital marketing and to develop the students’ skills to plan, implement and monitor digital marketing campaigns in a globalized environment. The target audience of this course is primarily students pursuing MBA and other management-related courses.
★★★★★ (187 ratings)

Excel: Fundamentos y herramientas
Universitat Politècnica de València via edX
En este curso aprenderás las herramientas más habituales de Microsoft Excel, desde lo más básico a los gráficos, funciones y tablas de datos.
★★★★★ (484 ratings)

Product Management Fundamentals
University System of Maryland, University of Maryland, College Park via edX
Understand the keys to successfully navigating the roles and responsibilities of being a product manager to champion change with internal and external collaborators and influencers
★★★★★ (135 ratings)

Marketing in a Digital World
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign via Coursera
This course examines how digital tools, such as the Internet, smartphones, and 3D printing, are revolutionizing the world of marketing by shifting the balance of power from firms to consumers.
★★★★★ (169 ratings)

Introducción a la inversión bursátil
Universitat Politècnica de València via edX
Aprende las bases de la inversión en bolsa. Conoce los productos en que invertir, gráficos e indicadores que usan los gestores profesionales.
★★★★★ (349 ratings)

ODS en la Agenda 2030 de las Naciones Unidas: Retos de los Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible
Universitat Politècnica de València via edX
Conoce los retos de los 17 Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible (ODS) de la Agenda 2030 de la ONU en el panorama actual de la cooperación al desarrollo.
★★★★★ (95 ratings)

Marketing Digital: Content & Community Manager
Galileo University via edX
Aprende a crear estrategias de marketing de contenidos y domina Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Twitter y más. Mide KPIs y obten resultados.
★★★★★ (213 ratings)

Análisis estadístico con Excel
Galileo University via edX
Este curso en línea entrega al estudiante los conocimientos fundamentales de estadística para el análisis de datos, tanto a nivel personal como empresarial.
★★★★★ (113 ratings)

Herramientas de la Inteligencia de Negocios
Galileo University via edX
Aprende el proceso de extraer y transformar data para generar insumos y tomar decisiones. Usa software, herramientas y sistemas de apoyo.
★★★★★ (235 ratings)

Competitive Strategy
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München via Coursera
In this six-module course, you will learn how businesses and organizations behave in situations in which strategic decisions are interdependent, i.e. where my actions affect my competitors’ profits and vice versa. Using the basic tools of game theory, we will analyse how businesses choose strategies to attain competitive advantage.
★★★★★ (22 ratings)

Results-Based Project Management: Monitoring and Evaluation
University of the Witwatersrand via edX
Learn how to use a results-based approach to design and manage public sector programs that deliver tangible benefits and optimize the use of resources.
★★★★★ (56 ratings)

Introduction to Financial Accounting
University of Pennsylvania via Coursera
Master the technical skills needed to analyze financial statements and disclosures for use in financial analysis, and learn how accounting standards and managerial incentives affect the financial reporting process.
★★★★★ (65 ratings)

Sustainable Tourism: Society & Environmental Aspects
Wageningen University via edX
Wageningen University and Research invites you to this integral introduction of the exciting and complex phenomenon that is tourism. Ranked top 10 best online courses by Class Central, join us to gain an understanding of the scope next to the social and environmental implications of tourism. Take on the challenge of a more critical reflection of this industry, steeped in comfort and enjoyment, and help drive its sustainability!
★★★★★ (132 ratings)

Critical Perspectives on Management
IE Business School via Coursera
This course is designed for students of all backgrounds who have an interest in how firms are governed, the forces that have helped define modern management practice, and the outcomes of that practice not only for the firm itself, but also for the societies in which they operate.
★★★★★ (32 ratings)

Almacenamiento de energía
Galileo University via edX
Los sistemas de energía están evolucionando a un ritmo acelerado. Sistemas distribuidos de energía renovable de pequeña, mediana y gran escala son cada vez más comunes.
★★★★☆ (220 ratings)

Introducción a la gestión de proyectos
Universitat Politècnica de València via edX
Curso de introducción a la gestión de proyectos (project management) siguiendo la metodología del Project Management Institute (www.pmi.org).
★★★★☆ (178 ratings)

Applied Scrum for Agile Project Management
University System of Maryland, University of Maryland, College Park via edX
Learn the project management processes, roles, mechanics, and philosophies behind Scrum, the simplest and most pure approach to managing work at the team level.
★★★★☆ (680 ratings)

Project Management: The Basics for Success
University of California, Irvine via Coursera
This course combines the essential elements of Project Management and Team Leadership into one course. Through class engagement and reflection, you will acquire further understanding of the responsibilities of leadership and become better prepared to apply this knowledge to the project environment.
★★★★☆ (25 ratings)

Introduction to Marketing
University of Pennsylvania via Coursera
Taught by three of Wharton’s top faculty in the marketing department, consistently ranked as the #1 marketing department in the world, this course covers three core topics in customer loyalty: branding, customer centricity, and practical, go-to-market strategies.
★★★★☆ (73 ratings)

Financial Markets
Yale University via Coursera
An overview of the ideas, methods, and institutions that permit human society to manage risks and foster enterprise. Emphasis on financially-savvy leadership skills. Description of practices today and analysis of prospects for the future
★★★★☆ (34 ratings)

Marketing Innovative Products and Services
University System of Maryland, University of Maryland, College Park via edX
Learn essential marketing concepts and practical commercialization strategies to bring your new venture to market
★★★★★ (46 ratings)

Becoming a changemaker: Introduction to Social Innovation
University of Cape Town via Coursera
This free 6 week course is for anyone who wants to make a difference. Whether you are already familiar with the field of social innovation or social entrepreneurship, working for an organization that wants to increase its social impact, or just starting out, this course will take you on a journey of exploring the complex problems that surround us and how to start thinking about solutions.
★★★★★ (35 ratings)

Ideas for a Better World: Leading Change Through Policymaking
British Council via FutureLearn
Learn how to make effective change through policymaking and develop the skills you need to work in the sector.
★★★★★ (223 ratings)

Ingeniería de aeropuertos: diseño del lado aire según OACI (ICAO)
Universitat Politècnica de València via edX
Conoce en este curso en linea las bases del diseño de la parte aeronautica de los aeropuertos (lado aire) segun el Anexo 14 de la OACI, vigente en la mayor parte del mundo. Aprende a diseñar la pista, calles de rodaje y la plataforma de un aeropuerto.
★★★★★ (36 ratings)

FinTech Foundations and Overview
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology via Coursera
Our primary goal is to help you to understand FinTech and to become more confident and persuasive in your ability to analyze and make recommendations to executives within the finance industry regarding how to react to these changes.
★★★★★ (125 ratings)

Managing Conflicts on Projects with Cultural and Emotional Intelligence
University System of Maryland, University of Maryland, College Park via edX
Great program managers understand and heal bad communication habits and conflicts that arise within project teams and stakeholders. Learn how by leveraging emotional and cultural intelligence using the Coordinated Management of Meaning (CMM).
★★★★★ (91 ratings)

Let’s Get Started: Building Self-Awareness
University System of Maryland, University of Maryland, College Park via edX
Effective leaders know themselves well. They capitalize on their strengths and manage their weaknesses using self-awareness.Learn how self-aware you are and how you can use self-awareness to intentionally develop your management and leadership skills.
★★★★★ (47 ratings)

The Science of Success: What Researchers Know that You Should Know
University of Michigan via Coursera
This engaging course is designed to help you achieve the success that you desire. Drawing on decades of scientific research, you will learn what the most successful people do differently than others, why IQ is not the most significant predictor of success (and can sometimes backfire), and why many commonly held beliefs hold people back from achieving their goals.
★★★★★ (20 ratings)

Modern Product Leadership
University System of Maryland, University of Maryland, College Park via edX
Lead product teams and organizations to deliver winning solutions for customers while driving engagement and innovation across the enterprise
★★★★★ (33 ratings)

Financing Innovative Ventures
University System of Maryland, University of Maryland, College Park via edX
Demystify key financial concepts for creating a financial plan for your new venture to raise the right funding from the right partners at the right time
★★★★★ (22 ratings)

Humanities (38)

Modern & Contemporary American Poetry (“ModPo”)
University of Pennsylvania via Coursera
During the 10 weeks of the course, you will be guided through poems, video discussions of each poem, and community discussions of each poem. And (unique among open online courses) we offer weekly, interactive live webcasts.
★★★★★ (190 ratings)

Introduction to Dutch
University of Groningen via FutureLearn
Learn to speak, write and understand basic Dutch, with this free, three-week, introductory foreign language course.
★★★★★ (257 ratings)

HOPE: Human Odyssey to Political Existentialism
Princeton University via edX
What sets us apart, and brings us together, as humans? How can we live up to our humanity? Join us as we explore not only “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness” but “death, freedom, and the pursuit of meaning.”
★★★★★ (237 ratings)

A Life of Happiness and Fulfillment
Indian School of Business via Coursera
This course draws content from a variety of fields, including psychology, neuroscience, and behavioral decision theory to offer a tested and practical recipe for leading a life of happiness and fulfillment.
★★★★★ (503 ratings)

Umano Digitale
University of Urbino via Independent
Digitale è uno degli aggettivi più usati di questo inizio di secolo. Non è un neologismo, ma ha assunto un significato che evoca le tecnologie informatiche, il progresso e l’innovazione.
★★★★★ (45 ratings)

The Bible’s Prehistory, Purpose, and Political Future
Emory University via Coursera
With its walls razed to ground by Babylon’s armies, Jerusalem joined a long line of ancient vanquished cities—from Ur and Nineveh and Persepolis to Babylon itself. While some recovered from the destruction, others did not.
★★★★★ (35 ratings)

Tsinghua Chinese: Start Talking with 1.3 Billion People
Tsinghua University via edX
Beginners’ Chinese course from China’s top university.
★★★★★ (86 ratings)

English for the Workplace
British Council via FutureLearn
This course for learners of English helps you with the language you need to find a job and successfully function in the workplace.
★★★★★ (1308 ratings)

Literature of the English Country House
The University of Sheffield via FutureLearn
Take a journey through the literature of English country houses from the time of Thomas More to Oscar Wilde.
★★★★★ (191 ratings)

Comprendere la filosofia
University of Naples Federico II via edX
Un viaggio nella storia della filosofia tra passato e presente
★★★★★ (23 ratings)

Academic Writing
UGC via Swayam
This course aims to fill this gap by providing the fundamental knowledge required for effective and result oriented academic writing. It is a foundation course and the application of this knowledge completely depends on an individual learner and his or her area of research.
★★★★★ (1458 ratings)

Society and Media-2021
Guru Govind Singh Indraprastha University (GGSIPU), New Delhi via Swayam
This course titled “Society and Media” primarily deals with understanding the two-way flow of how media as an institution has played a significant role in the shaping of the society and what are the important spheres of its change and similarly how with the evolution of society to a different stage has affected media as an institution and pushed for its development to newer forms.
★★★★★ (53 ratings)

Success: Practical Thinking Skills
Hong Kong Polytechnic University via edX
This award-winning, practical course helps you succeed in work and life. It empowers you with the positive values for a resilient life and equips you with powerful problem-solving skills, demonstrated with the success stories and case studies on how to excel in a job interview and study in higher education. The current version (2.1) contains new materials that show how people/businesses may adopt the creative thinking skills in addressing the new world challenges brought on by COVID-19.
★★★★★ (54 ratings)

Shakespeare Matters
University of Adelaide via edX
Learn about Shakespeare’s plays and their influence through a focus on emotions such as love, hate, and jealousy.
★★★★★ (49 ratings)

Perdón y reconciliación: cómo sanar heridas
The Pontificia Universidad Javeriana via edX
Aprende las herramientas básicas, teóricas y prácticas para perdonar y sanar heridas mediante la reconciliación. Este curso en línea ofrecerá propuestas de colaboración y dialogo entre actores enfrentados.
★★★★★ (23 ratings)

The Modern World, Part One: Global History from 1760 to 1910
University of Virginia via Coursera
This is a survey of modern history from a global perspective. Part One begins with the political and economic revolutions of the late 1700s and tracks the transformation of the world during the 1800s. Part One concludes as these bewildering changes seem to be running beyond the capacity of older institutions to handle them.
★★★★★ (25 ratings)

Moralities of Everyday Life
Yale University via Coursera
How can we explain kindness and cruelty? Where does our sense of right and wrong come from? Why do people so often disagree about moral issues? This course explores the psychological foundations of our moral lives.
★★★★★ (42 ratings)

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.
★★★★★ (113 ratings)

Miracles of Human Language: An Introduction to Linguistics
Leiden University via Coursera
There is no human society, no matter how small or how isolated, which does not employ a language that is rich and diverse. This course introduces you to linguistics, featuring interviews with well-known linguists and with speakers of many different languages.
★★★★★ (78 ratings)

The Ancient Greeks
Wesleyan University via Coursera
This is a survey of ancient Greek history from the Bronze Age to the death of Socrates in 399 BCE. Along with studying the most important events and personalities, we will consider broader issues such as political and cultural values and methods of historical interpretation.
★★★★★ (30 ratings)

Basic Spanish 1: Getting Started
Universitat Politècnica de València via edX
Learn Spanish and explore Spanish culture in this introductory language course, designed for English speakers.
★★★★☆ (357 ratings)

First Step Korean
Yonsei University via Coursera
This is an elementary-level Korean language course, and covers 4 skills: reading, writing, listening and speaking.
★★★★★ (124 ratings)

Introduction to Philosophy
University of Edinburgh via Coursera
This course will introduce you to some of the main areas of research in contemporary philosophy. Each module a different philosopher will talk you through some of the most important questions and issues in their area of expertise.
★★★★☆ (73 ratings)

Stanford Introduction to Food and Health
Stanford University via Coursera
This course will shift the focus away from reductionist discussions about nutrients and move, instead, towards practical discussions about real food and the environment in which we consume it. By the end of this course, learners should have the tools they need to distinguish between foods that will support their health and those that threaten it.
★★★★☆ (42 ratings)

Arab-Islamic History: From Tribes to Empires
Tel Aviv University via edX
Learn about the history of the Arab and Muslim world during its first millennium, including political, social and cultural aspects.
★★★★★ (23 ratings)

Chinese for Beginners
Peking University via Coursera
This is an ABC Chinese course for beginners, including introduction of phonetics and daily expressions. After taking this class, learners can have a basic understanding of Chinese Mandarin and make basic conversations of daily living.
★★★★☆ (57 ratings)

L’Italiano nel mondo
University of Naples Federico II via edX
Impara a ragionare sulla competenza linguistica e sul modo in cui utilizzi la lingua italiana
★★★★★ (23 ratings)

A Scuola con Raffaello
University of Urbino via Independent
Nell’anno delle celebrazioni per il cinquecentenario dalla morte di Raffaello Sanzio, il corso ne ripercorre la vita e l’opera con l’aiuto di studiosi, ricercatori e professori universitari, per offrire alle scuole spunti e approfondimenti multidisciplinari.
★★★★★ (37 ratings)

Introduction to Research Ethics: Working with People
University of Leeds via FutureLearn
Find out how to conduct ethical research when working with people with this online course for academic researchers.
★★★★★ (36 ratings)

Exploring English: Food and Culture
British Council via FutureLearn
Improve your English language skills and learn how to cook some classic British dishes while exploring modern UK culture.
★★★★★ (48 ratings)

Academic Writing Made Easy
Technische Universität München (Technical University of Munich) via edX
Struggling with writing an academic text? This MOOC will ease the pain – and make your writing shine.
★★★★★ (39 ratings)

Multilingual Practices: Tackling Challenges and Creating Opportunities
University of Groningen via FutureLearn
Learn about central aspects of multilingualism in today’s globalised societies, such as cognition, policies and education.
★★★★★ (21 ratings)

The Emergence of the Modern Middle East – Part I
Tel Aviv University via Coursera
This course will review the emergence of the modern Middle East from the fall of the Ottoman Empire, at the end of the First World War to the present. We will discuss the Ottoman legacy in the region and the Western imperial impact on the creation of the Arab state system.
★★★★★ (25 ratings)

Introduction to Frisian
University of Groningen via FutureLearn
Learn to speak, write and understand the second official language of the Netherlands with this free introductory language course.
★★★★★ (25 ratings)

Greek and Roman Mythology
University of Pennsylvania via Coursera
This course will focus on the myths of ancient Greece and Rome, as a way of exploring the nature of myth and the function it plays for individuals, societies, and nations. We will also pay some attention to the way the Greeks and Romans themselves understood their own myths. Are myths subtle codes that contain some universal truth?
★★★★★ (21 ratings)

English for Career Development
University of Pennsylvania via Coursera
This course is designed for non-native English speakers who are interested in advancing their careers in the global marketplace. You will learn about the job search, application, and interview process in the United States, while comparing and contrasting the same process in your home country.
★★★★☆ (24 ratings)

Philosophy, Science and Religion: Religion and Science
University of Edinburgh via Coursera
Philosophy, Science and Religion mark three of the most fundamental modes of thinking about the world and our place in it. Are these modes incompatible? Put another way: is the intellectually responsible thing to do to ‘pick sides’ and identify with one of these approaches at the exclusion of others? Or, are they complementary or mutually supportive?
★★★★☆ (50 ratings)

The Modern and the Postmodern (Part 1)
Wesleyan University via Coursera
This course examines how the idea of “the modern” develops at the end of the 18th century in European philosophy and literature, and how being modern (or progressive, or hip) became one of the crucial criteria for understanding and evaluating cultural change. Are we still in modernity, or have we moved beyond the modern to the postmodern?
★★★★★ (21 ratings)

Health & Medicine (24)

Understanding Dementia
University of Tasmania via Independent
This is a course about dementia looking at a broad range of topics including, basic brain anatomy, pathology, dementia research, risk factors, symptoms, diagnosis, medical management, living with dementia, progression and staging, palliation, behaviours and therapeutic approaches.
★★★★★ (10825 ratings)

Maintaining a Mindful Life
Monash University via FutureLearn
Learn how to apply mindfulness techniques, so you can improve your communication, relationships and emotional health.
★★★★★ (208 ratings)

Understanding Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
University of Tasmania via Independent
This course aims to improve understanding and awareness of Multiple Sclerosis (MS). Members of the public will increase their knowledge of MS-related issues and those in the MS Community will be empowered to create and contribute to personalised MS management plans.
★★★★★ (664 ratings)

Preventing Dementia
University of Tasmania via Independent
Preventing Dementia is a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), offering university-quality education about the latest research in dementia risk and protective factors.
★★★★★ (5486 ratings)

Mindfulness for Wellbeing and Peak Performance
Monash University via FutureLearn
Learn mindfulness techniques to reduce stress and improve your wellbeing and work/study performance in this online course.
★★★★★ (209 ratings)

Understanding Clinical Research: Behind the Statistics
University of Cape Town via Coursera
If you’ve ever skipped over`the results section of a medical paper because terms like “confidence interval” or “p-value” go over your head, then you’re in the right place.
★★★★★ (651 ratings)

Discover Dentistry
The University of Sheffield via FutureLearn
An entertaining and illuminating course for everyone to explore the impact dentistry has on our lives.
★★★★★ (147 ratings)

Viruses & How to Beat Them: Cells, Immunity, Vaccines
Tel Aviv University via edX
Learn how our immune system fights viral disease and make better vaccination decisions with a clearer understanding of Cells, Viruses, and Immunity.
★★★★★ (28 ratings)

Medicine and the Arts: Humanising Healthcare
University of Cape Town via FutureLearn
Explore the field of medical humanities – the intersection of the arts, humanities and healthcare – with this free online course.
★★★★★ (92 ratings)

The Musculoskeletal System: The Science of Staying Active into Old Age
Newcastle University via FutureLearn
Demystify the ageing process and learn how our everyday behaviours are likely to affect our long-term musculoskeletal health.
★★★★★ (309 ratings)

Nutrition, Exercise and Sports
Wageningen University via edX
Learn about Nutrition, Exercise and Sports and understand how nutrition can support exercise and sports performance.
★★★★★ (962 ratings)

De-Mystifying Mindfulness
Leiden University via Coursera
But, what actually is mindfulness? Is it really good for you? Can anyone learn it? How can you recognize charlatans? Would you want to live in a mindful society, and would it smell like sandalwood? What does it feel like to be mindful? Are you mindful already, and how would you know?
★★★★★ (90 ratings)

Introducción a la Regulación Emocional basada en Mindfulness
Universidad Autónoma de Madrid via edX
Entrena la mente para traerla al momento presente, toma conciencia y gestiona un amplio espectro de emociones con amabilidad a través de la práctica de Mindfulness.
★★★★★ (86 ratings)

End of Life Care: Challenges and Innovation
University of Glasgow via FutureLearn
Explore dying and palliative care practice around the world and evaluate new trends and ideas surrounding end of life care issues.
★★★★★ (123 ratings)

Mechanical Ventilation for COVID-19
Harvard University via edX
This course will provide licensed medical professionals with an understanding of mechanical ventilation so they can support the critical care team caring for patients receiving mechanical ventilation during the COVID-19 pandemic.
★★★★★ (24 ratings)

Improving Healthcare Through Clinical Research
University of Leeds via FutureLearn
On this free online course, find out how medical treatments are discovered, tested and evaluated to improve healthcare for all.
★★★★★ (61 ratings)

Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals
Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University, Nagpur via Swayam
This online course deals with health promoting nutritional factors and bioactive constituents, their potential health implications and mechanisms of action.
★★★★★ (70 ratings)

Positive Psychiatry and Mental Health
The University of Sydney via Coursera
In this course, we will explore different aspects of good mental health as well as provide an overview of the major kinds of mental disorders, their causes, treatments and how to seek help and support.
★★★★★ (22 ratings)

Young People and Their Mental Health
University of Cambridge via FutureLearn
What are the most common mental health problems, what can you do about them and how do you improve your mental health?
★★★★★ (76 ratings)

Vital Signs: Understanding What the Body Is Telling Us
University of Pennsylvania via Coursera
The course is designed for a broad, general audience but will be particularly interesting for individuals working in healthcare, those considering a career as a healthcare professional, lay caregivers, those with an interest in personal health and fitness, or anyone who simply wants to understand how the body functions.
★★★★★ (49 ratings)

Buddhism and Modern Psychology
Princeton University via Coursera
The Dalai Lama has said that Buddhism and science are deeply compatible and has encouraged Western scholars to critically examine both the meditative practice and Buddhist ideas about the human mind. This course will examine how Buddhism is faring under this scrutiny.
★★★★★ (29 ratings)

Understanding Medical Research: Your Facebook Friend is Wrong
Yale University via Coursera
How can you tell if the bold headlines seen on social media are truly touting the next big thing or if the article isn’t worth the paper it’s printed on?
★★★★★ (363 ratings)

Bioseguridad y equipo de protección para la prevención de COVID-19
Galileo University via edX
Aprende sobre la aplicaciòn de las normas internacionales de bioseguridad que garantizan un entorno laboral seguro. Seleccionando y usando correctamente el equipo de protecciòn personal para prevenir el COVID-19 u otra enfermedad infecciosa.
★★★★★ (97 ratings)

Anatomy: Know Your Abdomen
University of Leeds via FutureLearn
Discover the human abdomen and how it works.
★★★★☆ (94 ratings)

Personal Development (17)

Learning How to Learn: Powerful mental tools to help you master tough subjects
University of California, San Diego via Coursera
This course gives you easy access to the invaluable learning techniques used by experts in art, music, literature, math, science, sports, and many other disciplines. We’ll learn about the how the brain uses two very different learning modes and how it encapsulates (“chunks”) information.
★★★★★ (19507 ratings)

Aprender
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México via Coursera
¿Quieres conocer tus recursos y niveles de desempeño relacionadas con tu proceso de aprender? ¿Te interesa desarrollar habilidades para aprender más y mejor?
★★★★★ (106 ratings)

Mindshift: Break Through Obstacles to Learning and Discover Your Hidden Potential
McMaster University via Coursera
Whatever your age or stage, Mindshift teaches you essentials such as how to get the most out of online learning and MOOCs, how to seek out and work with mentors, the secrets to avoiding career ruts (and catastrophes) and general ruts in life, and insights such as the value of selective ignorance over general competence.
★★★★★ (6620 ratings)

Improving Your Study Techniques
University of Groningen via FutureLearn
Improve your study skills and get better results by learning to use the ‘three-step study model’.
★★★★★ (127 ratings)

Learning How To Learn for Youth
Arizona State University via Coursera
Based on the most popular open online course in the world, this course gives you easy access to the learning techniques used by experts in art, music, literature, math, science, sports, and many other disciplines.
★★★★★ (745 ratings)

Critical Thinking at University: An Introduction
University of Leeds via FutureLearn
Critical thinking is a vital skill for university study whatever your discipline. Prepare for university now.
★★★★★ (125 ratings)

The Future of Work: Preparing for Disruption
Online Learning Campus – World Bank Group via edX
Only MOOC to explore the 2019 World Development Report (WDR) and workforce of the future. Learn how A.I., automation, advanced technologies and new businesses are changing the world.
★★★★★ (243 ratings)

Happier Employees and Return-On-Investment Course
The University of Texas at Austin via edX
Happiness at work matters. For example, the happiest 20% of people earn 32% more than the least happy 20%!
In this course, you’ll learn about things you can do to enhance both your own happiness and the happiness of your coworkers.
★★★★★ (33 ratings)

Know Thyself – The Value and Limits of Self-Knowledge: The Examined Life
University of Edinburgh via Coursera
According to legend, inscribed on walls of the temple on the sacred site of Delphi in Ancient Greece were two premier injunctions: NOTHING IN EXCESS, and KNOW THYSELF. This course will be an examination of the latter injunction in an effort to discover what self-knowledge is, why it might be valuable, and what, if any, limitations it might face.
★★★★★ (30 ratings)

Competencias para buscar, mantener y promocionar en un empleo
Universidad Autónoma de Madrid via edX
Mejora tu capacitación laboral a través del aprendizaje de competencias comunicativas, sociales y emocionales con este curso accesible e inclusivo.
★★★★★ (39 ratings)

Inglés básico: conversacional y networking
Universidad Anáhuac via edX
Cumple tu meta de aprender inglés básico para utilizarlo de forma estratégica en los negocios e incrementar tu éxito profesional.
★★★★★ (47 ratings)

Psychology of Personal Growth
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology via edX
Learn to understand personal growth from a comparative perspective.
★★★★★ (62 ratings)

Inspiring Leadership through Emotional Intelligence
Case Western Reserve University via Coursera
Emotional intelligence, hope, mindfulness, and compassion help a person reverse the damage of chronic stress and build great leadership relationships. The Positive and Negative Emotional Attractors inspire sustained, desired change and learning at many levels.
★★★★☆ (23 ratings)

Career planning: resume/CV, cover letter, interview
Tomsk State University via Coursera
On average, a person will change 5-7 jobs during his professional career. About 30% of the workforce changes jobs once a year. Within 4 weeks, students will learn how to make a recruiter enjoy reading a resume, write motivational letters without errors, and prepare for an interview. The tips and examples presented in our course will help students, graduates and professionals.
★★★★★ (52 ratings)

How to Succeed at: Interviews
The University of Sheffield via FutureLearn
This free three week course provides the tools you need to succeed at interviews and land your dream job or course place.
★★★★★ (407 ratings)

Learn Like a Pro: Science-Based Tools to Become Better at Anything
via edX
Do you spend too much time learning, with disappointing results? Do you put off studying because it’s boring and you’re easily distracted? This course is for you! In Learn Like a Pro , beloved teacher of learning Dr. Barbara Oakley, and learning coach extraordinaire Olav Schewe lay out techniques that can help you master any material. Based on easy-to-understand but cutting-edge neuroscientific research, Learn Like a Pro is like no other course on learning—join us today!
★★★★★ (70 ratings)

Improving Communication Skills
University of Pennsylvania via Coursera
Learn how to communicate more effectively at work and achieve your goals. Taught by award-winning Wharton professor and best-selling author Maurice Schweitzer, Improving Communications Skills is an essential course designed to give you both the tools you need to improve your communication skills, and the most successful strategies for using them to your advantage.
★★★★★ (28 ratings)

Social Sciences (23)

Exploring Play: The Importance of Play in Everyday Life
The University of Sheffield via FutureLearn
Understanding the nature and value of play through the course of our lives, across cultures and communities.
★★★★★ (133 ratings)

What is a Mind?
University of Cape Town via FutureLearn
Explore the most pertinent scientific and philosophical concepts for understanding our own minds with this free online course
★★★★★ (271 ratings)

Supporting Victims of Domestic Violence
The University of Sheffield via FutureLearn
Learn to recognise the signs of domestic violence and support domestic violence survivors as a health or social care worker.
★★★★★ (210 ratings)

Justice
Harvard University via edX
This introduction to moral and political philosophy is one of the most popular courses taught at Harvard College.
★★★★★ (48 ratings)

Protecting Business Innovations via Patent
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology via Coursera
This course assumes no prior knowledge in law, business or engineering. However, students with backgrounds in all three areas will find useful concepts or ideas in the course on how to protect business innovations using patents.
★★★★★ (139 ratings)

EU policy and implementation: making Europe work!
Leiden University via Coursera
In this course, we learn how the European Union prepares and decides on policy, and how policy is transferred to member states and implemented by various authorities, including regional and local governments.
★★★★★ (51 ratings)

Education for All: Disability, Diversity and Inclusion
University of Cape Town via FutureLearn
Discover ways to make education more inclusive, especially in areas where resources are limited.

★★★★★ (94 ratings)

The Science of Well-Being
Yale University via Coursera
“The Science of Well-Being” taught by Professor Laurie Santos overviews what psychological science says about happiness. The purpose of the course is to not only learn what psychological research says about what makes us happy but also to put those strategies into practice.
★★★★★ (26 ratings)

Model Thinking
University of Michigan via Coursera
In this class, I present a starter kit of models: I start with models of tipping points. I move on to cover models explain the wisdom of crowds, models that show why some countries are rich and some are poor, and models that help unpack the strategic decisions of firm and politicians.
★★★★★ (66 ratings)

Social Psychology
Wesleyan University via Coursera
This course offers a brief introduction to classic and contemporary social psychology, covering topics such as decision making, persuasion, group behavior, personal attraction, and factors that promote health and well-being.
★★★★★ (83 ratings)

Introduction to Psychology
University of Toronto via Coursera
This course will highlight the most interesting experiments within the field of psychology, discussing the implications of those studies for our understanding of the human mind and human behavior. We will explore the brain and some of the cognitive abilities it supports like memory, learning, attention, perception and consciousness.
★★★★★ (26 ratings)

AP® Microeconomics
Massachusetts Institute of Technology via edX
An overview of introductory microeconomics. Learn the key principles of economics and how to apply them to the real world – and the AP® exam!
★★★★★ (35 ratings)

Gender and Sexuality: Applications in Society
The University of British Columbia via edX
Gender & Sexuality shape work, life and play. Equip yourself with the knowledge and skills to engage with key issues through key concepts and perspectives.
★★★★★ (84 ratings)

Understanding the GDPR
University of Groningen via FutureLearn
Get to grips with the General Data Protection Regulation and take the first steps to ensuring that your organisation is compliant.
★★★★★ (41 ratings)

The Science of Happiness
University of California, Berkeley via edX
The first MOOC to teach positive psychology. Learn science-based principles and practices for a happy, meaningful life.
★★★★★ (33 ratings)

Direct Tax – Laws and Practice
Tezpur University via Swayam
This UG/PG Level 4 credit course is inter-disciplinary in nature and any graduate or anyone pursuing graduation, who wishes to learn about Indian income tax system, can enroll.
★★★★☆ (51 ratings)

Greening the Economy: Sustainable Cities
Lund University via Coursera
This course will explore sustainable cities as engines for greening the economy. We place cities in the context of sustainable urban transformation and climate change.
★★★★★ (51 ratings)

Constitutional Interpretation
Princeton University via edX
Examine the most important and vexing questions in American constitutional interpretation.
★★★★★ (22 ratings)

Incarceration: Are Prisons a Suitable Punishment?
University of Leeds via FutureLearn
Explore life inside UK prisons. Learn whether this type of punishment reduces crime and if rehabilitation can prevent reoffending.
★★★★★ (106 ratings)

Terrorism and Counterterrorism: Comparing Theory and Practice
Leiden University via Coursera
First it focuses on the essence of terrorism as an instrument to achieve certain goals, in addition to an exploration of this phenomenon and the difficulties in defining it. The second part provides an overview of the state of the art in (counter) terrorism studies.
★★★★★ (25 ratings)

Rethinking International Tax Law
Leiden University via Coursera
In recent years, the international tax planning strategies of multinationals have become a source of – often heated – debate. This course provides learners with the tools to become fully informed participants in the debate by explaining the foundations and practice of international tax law as well as addressing current developments and the ethical aspects of tax planning.
★★★★★ (26 ratings)

Psychological First Aid
Johns Hopkins University via Coursera
Learn to provide psychological first aid to people in an emergency by employing the RAPID model: Reflective listening, Assessment of needs, Prioritization, Intervention, and Disposition.
★★★★☆ (49 ratings)

An Introduction to American Law
University of Pennsylvania via Coursera
This course will give you a glimpse into six different areas of American law: Tort Law, Contract Law, Property, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, and Civil Procedure. You will gain insight into the complexities and dilemmas that arise from the application of law in different settings, and what is distinctive about American approaches.
★★★★★ (19 ratings)

Art & Design (11)

Introduction to Real-Time Audio Programming in ChucK
California Institute of the Arts via Kadenze
The course, lecture, and examples build on each other to teach the fundamentals of programming in general (logic, loops, functions, objects, classes) and also deals with advanced topics including multi-threading, events and signals. Throughout the course, students create meaningful and rewarding expressive digital “instruments” that make sound and music in direct response to program logic. The ChucK language provides precise high-level control over time, audio computation, and user interface elements (track pad, joysticks, etc.). ChucK is used (unknowingly in most cases, via SMule Apps) by millions of users throughout the world, and is the backbone of dozens of academic programs and laptop orchestras. Learning to program using ChucK, through the musical examples provided in this course, will prepare students to program in C++, Java, and other languages. There will be special guest lectures from creators of the ChucK language, Dr. Ge Wang (Stanford University) and Dr. Perry R. Cook (Princeton University).
★★★★★ (35 ratings)

Sound Production in Ableton Live for Musicians and Artists
California Institute of the Arts via Kadenze
This course provides hands-on experience in producing, mixing, and sound design with a digital audio workstation. Students will learn the fundamentals (physics) of sound and digital audio, proper gain staging, where and how distortion enters recordings and mixes, how to set levels and panning, effective sub group mixing, and an introduction to signal processing such as equalization, compression, delay, and reverb. In addition to core audio and mixing concepts, students will learn various production techniques, such as sequencing, arranging, automation, using virtual instruments (e.g. synths, samplers, and drum machine plugins), working with MIDI, plugin formats such as VST/Audio-Units, and mapping digital USB controllers for the studio and live performance.

The material covered in this course will range from the foundations of producing music and sound design, to more advanced topics such as Ableton “racks” (Audio Effect Racks, MIDI Effect Racks, Instrument Racks, and Drum Racks), multi-band effects processing, advanced modulation, warping, time-stretching, and mangling audio, as well as taking advantage of Live’s audio analysis tools for extracting grooves, melody, harmony, and drums from recorded sound.

★★★★★ (32 ratings)

How to Write Your First Song
The University of Sheffield via FutureLearn
Get a practical introduction to the mechanics of songwriting and meet established songwriters with this free online course

★★★★★ (153 ratings)

Programming Max: Structuring Interactive Software for Digital Arts
Stanford University via Kadenze
Max is a powerful platform that accommodates and connects a wide variety of tools for sound, graphics, music and interactivity using a flexible patching and programming environment. Max allows most computer users to write a simple, meaningful program within a few minutes, even with limited programming knowledge. But to do something more substantial it’s necessary to approach Max as an actual programming language, by taking advantage of its various mechanisms for abstracting program elements into scalable, reusable components that can be combined in increasingly powerful ways.This class will not cover every single capability of the language, but instead will focus on key concepts and mechanisms that will allow for tremendous new freedom and possibilities in Max. The class will touch upon:
sound and movie playback
sound synthesis
sound and video effects processing
algorithmic composition
cross-modal mappings (e.g., video affecting audio and vice versa)
interactive control (e.g., from QWERTY keyboard, mouse, USB devices, Open Sound Control)
Max programming, like most interesting topics, has deep aspects and shallow aspects. This course will largely focus on the deep aspects: principles, concepts, techniques, and theory. If you understand these underlying aspects, your capacity to create in Max will deepen exponentially.At the same time, this is not just a theory class. You will also create your own projects using Max. This course will teach the minimum you need to start working on assignments, but mostly I will teach you how to learn or look up the shallow knowledge on your own using Max’s built-in documentation, the Internet, and the Kadenze course forum, as well as how to program your own tests that answer specific questions or reveal potential bugs. Working in this way, you will also develop essential skills and habits that will develop confidence and self-sufficiency, and serve you in the future.
★★★★★ (22 ratings)

Introduction to Classical Music
Yale University via Coursera
Using a simple and enjoyable teaching style, this course introduces the novice listener to the wonders of classical music, from Bach fugues to Mozart symphonies to Puccini operas.
★★★★★ (26 ratings)

Introduction to Graphic Illustration
Cornish College of the Arts via Kadenze
In today’s diverse consumer market, illustration exists through many forms of expression breaking with traditional roles of the illustrator. Through a series of projects, students will explore the translation, production and distribution of their visual ideas. Through the integration of design principles and drawing skills, students gain an opportunity to discover new possibilities for illustrated visual expression in the market.A student should have basic drawing skills, basic digital tool skills (Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop) and understanding in fundamental design theory, in order to take this class.
★★★★★ (24 ratings)

Gamification
University of Pennsylvania via Coursera
Gamification is the application of game elements and digital game design techniques to non-game problems, such as business and social impact challenges. This course will teach you the mechanisms of gamification, why it has such tremendous potential, and how to use it effectively.
★★★★★ (58 ratings)

ANIMATIONs
Banaras Hindu University via Swayam
In this course we explore animation across a variety of platforms including film, television, advertising, web, motion capture and game design. This course will provide the opportunity for students to develop their transferable employability and professional skills through project-based assessment for Media & Entertainment industry.
★★★★★ (398 ratings)

Circular Fashion: Design, Science and Value in a Sustainable Clothing Industry
Wageningen University via edX
The fundamentals of circular fashion unraveled, learn about circularity in all steps of the fashion value chain. From new textile materials and circular design all the way to business modelling.
★★★★★ (43 ratings)

Songwriting: Writing the Lyrics
Berklee College of Music via Coursera
There’s a songwriter lurking somewhere inside you, peeking around corners, wondering if it’s safe to come out. Now it is. This course is an invitation to let your inner songwriter step into the sunlight. All it takes is a simple “yes” and you’ll be climbing that windy hill, marveling at the view.
★★★★★ (24 ratings)

History of Rock, Part One
University of Rochester via Coursera
This course covers the music of Elvis Presley, Chuck Berry, Phil Spector, Bob Dylan, the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix, Cream, and many more artists, with an emphasis both on cultural context and on the music itself. We will also explore how developments in the music business and in technology helped shape the ways in which styles developed.
★★★★★ (18 ratings)

Education & Teaching (7)

Educación de calidad para todos: equidad, inclusión y atención a la diversidad
Universidad Autónoma de Madrid via edX
Aprenderás cómo debería ser un sistema educativo que promueva la inclusión y la calidad sin renunciar a la excelencia ni a la equidad y cómo puedes llevarlo a la práctica.
★★★★★ (82 ratings)

Supporting Successful Learning in Primary School
University of Reading via FutureLearn
Build your understanding of learning and teaching to gain confidence in supporting children in school as a teaching assistant.
★★★★★ (74 ratings)

Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE)
UGC via Swayam
The course is targeted for people who intend to start a new preschool/playschool/day-care, or upgrade an existing preschool, or to take up a career as a teacher in preschool, or to improve admission counseling skills or to be trained on the various elements of ECCE.
★★★★★ (529 ratings)

Instructional Design
Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala via Swayam
This course on Instructional Design helps the Learner to develop an understanding of history and evolution of Instructional Design, Principles and characteristics of the design and development of instructional material.
★★★★★ (32 ratings)

Transforming Digital Learning: Learning Design Meets Service Design
Deakin University via FutureLearn
Bring powerful digital learning into your professional practice. Explore current issues and emerging trends in the field.
★★★★★ (37 ratings)

Uncommon Sense Teaching
via Coursera
This is like no other course on teaching—it weaves late-breaking insights from neuroscience with personal insights from the classroom to provide unexpected, yet practical, new approaches. You’ll discover why you should help students use two different neural routes to help them be both flexible and fast in their learning.
★★★★★ (105 ratings)

Modelli di insegnamento nella ricerca educativa
University of Naples Federico II via edX
La pedagogia è una disciplina affascinante che riflette sull’educazione e sull’insegnamento. In questo corso si ripercorrono i modelli di formazione tradizionali e attuali, ed il concetto di educabilità.
★★★★★ (20 ratings)

Mathematics (11)

Fibonacci Numbers and the Golden Ratio
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology via Coursera
In this course, we learn the origin of the Fibonacci numbers and the golden ratio, and derive a formula to compute any Fibonacci number from powers of the golden ratio.
★★★★★ (205 ratings)

Matrix Algebra for Engineers
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology via Coursera
This course is all about matrices, and concisely covers the linear algebra that an engineer should know. We define matrices and how to add and multiply them, and introduce some special types of matrices.
★★★★★ (440 ratings)

Introduction to Dynamical Systems and Chaos
Santa Fe Institute via Complexity Explorer
In this course you’ll gain an introduction to the modern study of dynamical systems, the interdisciplinary field of applied mathematics that studies systems that change over time.
★★★★★ (120 ratings)

Probability – The Science of Uncertainty and Data
Massachusetts Institute of Technology via edX
Build foundational knowledge of data science with this introduction to probabilistic models, including random processes and the basic elements of statistical inference — Part of the MITx MicroMasters program in Statistics and Data Science.
★★★★★ (32 ratings)

Mathematical Economics
Doon University, Dehradun via Swayam
After completing this course, you will have learnt:
# How to build models by expressing words in symbols, numbers and equations
# New techniques to solve complex problems
# To measure the effect of change and discover techniques to improve your decision-making process
★★★★★ (187 ratings)

Precalculus: the Mathematics of Numbers, Functions and Equations
University of Padova via FutureLearn
Get an introduction to the essential mathematical knowledge and skills required to take a first course in calculus.
★★★★★ (42 ratings)

Introduction to Mathematical Thinking
Stanford University via Coursera
A key feature of mathematical thinking is thinking outside-the-box – a valuable ability in today’s world. This course helps to develop that crucial way of thinking.
★★★★☆ (52 ratings)

Estadística Aplicada a los Negocios
Galileo University via edX
Usa estadística descriptiva e inferencial en los negocios. Aprende a tomar decisiones con ayuda de estimadores, análisis regresional y más.
★★★★☆ (129 ratings)

Bases Matemáticas: Números y terminología
Universitat Politècnica de València via edX
Se repasan los conceptos básicos de conjuntos, la terminología básica y las propiedades fundamentales de los números (reales y complejos).
★★★★★ (81 ratings)

Fractals and Scaling
Santa Fe Institute via Complexity Explorer
This course is intended for anyone who is interested in an overview of how ideas from fractals and scaling are used to study complex systems. The course will make use of basic algebra, but potentially difficult topics will be reviewed, and help is available in the course discussion form.
★★★★★ (56 ratings)

Advanced Precalculus: Geometry, Trigonometry and Exponentials
University of Padova via FutureLearn
Explore advanced precalculus topics and gain the mathematical knowledge and skills required to take a first course in precalculus.
★★★★★ (38 ratings)

Engineering (9)

Technical Report Writing for Engineers
The University of Sheffield via FutureLearn
Get an introduction to technical report writing. Find out how to communicate your ideas through well-written engineering reports.
★★★★★ (141 ratings)

Cartography
Esri via Independent
Once, only cartographers made maps. Today anyone can. Still, cartographers can teach people to make better maps, just as chefs can show people how to cook better meals. With coaching from experienced cartographers and practical, hands-on exercises using ArcGIS Pro, you’ll become a smarter mapmaker, ready to go beyond the defaults and make better maps.
★★★★★ (159 ratings)

Introduction to Engineering Mechanics
Georgia Institute of Technology via Coursera
This course is an introduction to learning and applying the principles required to solve engineering mechanics problems. Concepts will be applied in this course from previous courses you have taken in basic math and physics.
★★★★★ (168 ratings)

Do-It-Yourself Geo Apps
Esri via Independent
This course will show you how to combine location and narrative in one application to better communicate and broadcast your story, create custom web applications that solve problems in your community, and build powerful native applications for iOS and Android devices without touching a piece of code.
★★★★★ (82 ratings)

Mechanics of Materials I: Fundamentals of Stress & Strain and Axial Loading
Georgia Institute of Technology via Coursera
This course explores the topic of solid objects subjected to stress and strain. The methods taught in the course are used to predict the response of engineering structures to various types of loading, and to analyze the vulnerability of these structures to various failure modes.
★★★★★ (110 ratings)

Circuits and Electronics 1: Basic Circuit Analysis
Massachusetts Institute of Technology via edX
Learn techniques that are foundational to the design of microchips used in smartphones, self-driving cars, computers, and the Internet.
★★★★★ (55 ratings)

The Art of Structural Engineering: Vaults
Princeton University via edX
Learn about the design of classic and contemporary vaults and discover how structural engineering is a creative discipline and art form.
★★★★★ (22 ratings)

Introduction to Indoor Air Quality
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology via Coursera
This course provides a basic knowledge of an emerging area – Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) in buildings. Learners will realize the importance of maintaining proper IAQ.
★★★★★ (69 ratings)

Introducción a los encofrados y las cimbras en obra civil y edificación
Universitat Politècnica de València via edX
Aprende sobre la construcción de obras civiles y de edificación con encofrados y cimbras.
★★★★★ (56 ratings)

Technology (42)

An Introduction to Interactive Programming in Python (Part 1)
Rice University via Coursera
In this course, get introduced the basic elements of programming (such as expressions, conditionals, and functions) and then use these elements to create simple interactive applications such as a digital stopwatch.
★★★★★ (3305 ratings)

Programming for Everybody (Getting Started with Python)
University of Michigan via Coursera
This course aims to teach everyone the basics of programming computers using Python. We cover the basics of how one constructs a program from a series of simple instructions in Python.
★★★★★ (31982 ratings)

Introduction to Programming with MATLAB
Vanderbilt University via Coursera
This course teaches computer programming to those with little to no previous experience. It uses the programming system and language called MATLAB to do so because it is easy to learn, versatile and very useful for engineers and other professionals.
★★★★★ (207 ratings)

Computing in Python I: Fundamentals and Procedural Programming
Georgia Institute of Technology via edX
Learn the fundamentals of computing in Python, including variables, operators, and writing and debugging your own programs.
★★★★★ (185 ratings)

Learn to Program: The Fundamentals
University of Toronto via Coursera
Behind every mouse click and touch-screen tap, there is a computer program that makes things happen. This course introduces the fundamental building blocks of programming and teaches you how to write fun and useful programs using the Python language.
★★★★★ (108 ratings)

Programming Languages, Part A
University of Washington via Coursera
This course is an introduction to the basic concepts of programming languages, with a strong emphasis on functional programming. The course uses the languages ML, Racket, and Ruby as vehicles for teaching the concepts, but the real intent is to teach enough about how any language “fits together” to make you more effective programming in any language — and in learning new ones.
★★★★★ (27 ratings)

Python and Statistics for Financial Analysis
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology via Coursera
Due to python’s simplicity and high readability, it is gaining its importance in the financial industry. The course combines both python coding and statistical concepts and applies into analyzing financial data, such as stock data.
★★★★☆ (293 ratings)

Introduction to HTML5
University of Michigan via Coursera
This course will appeal to a wide variety of people, but specifically those who would like a step-by-step description of the basics. There are no prerequisites for this course and it is assumed that students have no prior programming skills or IT experience.
★★★★☆ (47 ratings)

Exploratory Data Analysis with MATLAB
MathWorks via Coursera
In this course, you will learn to think like a data scientist and ask questions of your data. By the end of this course, you will be able to load data into MATLAB, prepare it for analysis, visualize it, perform basic computations, and communicate your results to others.
★★★★★ (29 ratings)

Design Patterns
University of Alberta via Coursera
This course extends object-oriented analysis and design by incorporating design patterns to create interactive applications. Through a survey of established design patterns, you will gain a foundation for more complex software applications. Finally, you will identify problematic software designs by referencing a catalog of code smells.
★★★★★ (21 ratings)

Introducción a la programación orientada a objetos en Java
Universidad de los Andes via Coursera
El propósito de este curso es ofrecerle un ambiente interactivo orientado a construir aprendizajes sobre el lenguaje de la programación en Java para la creación y manipulación de objetos. La estrategia pedagógica empleada es el aprendizaje activo basado en casos.
★★★★★ (18 ratings)

HTML, CSS, and Javascript for Web Developers
Johns Hopkins University via Coursera
In this course, we will learn the basic tools that every web page coder needs to know. We will start from the ground up by learning how to implement modern web pages with HTML and CSS. We will then advance to learning how to code our pages such that its components rearrange and resize themselves automatically based on the size of the user’s screen.
★★★★★ (19 ratings)

Elements of AI
University of Helsinki via Independent
The elements of AI is a free online course for everyone interested in learning what AI is, what is possible (and not possible) with AI, and how it affects our lives – with no complicated math or programming required.
★★★★★ (672 ratings)

Unlocking Information Security I: From Cryptography to Buffer Overflows
Tel Aviv University via edX
Learn how systems are hacked and defended.
★★★★★ (252 ratings)

Machine Learning
Stanford University via Coursera
Machine learning is the science of getting computers to act without being explicitly programmed. This course provides a broad introduction to machine learning, datamining, and statistical pattern recognition.
★★★★★ (374 ratings)

Machine Learning for Musicians and Artists
Goldsmiths, University of London via Kadenze
Have you ever wanted to build a new musical instrument that responded to your gestures by making sound? Or create live visuals to accompany a dancer? Or create an interactive art installation that reacts to the movements or actions of an audience? If so, take this course!

In this course, students will learn fundamental machine learning techniques that can be used to make sense of human gesture, musical audio, and other real-time data. The focus will be on learning about algorithms, software tools, and best practices that can be immediately employed in creating new real-time systems in the arts.

Specific topics of discussion include:

• What is machine learning?

• Common types of machine learning for making sense of human actions and sensor data, with a focus on classification, regression, and segmentation

• The “machine learning pipeline”: understanding how signals, features, algorithms, and models fit together, and how to select and configure each part of this pipeline to get good analysis results

• Off-the-shelf tools for machine learning (e.g., Wekinator, Weka, GestureFollower)

• Feature extraction and analysis techniques that are well-suited for music, dance, gaming, and visual art, especially for human motion analysis and audio analysis

• How to connect your machine learning tools to common digital arts tools such as Max/MSP, PD, ChucK, Processing, Unity 3D, SuperCollider, OpenFrameworks

• Introduction to cheap & easy sensing technologies that can be used as inputs to machine learning systems (e.g., Kinect, computer vision, hardware sensors, gaming controllers)

★★★★★ (84 ratings)

Build a Modern Computer from First Principles: From Nand to Tetris (Project-Centered Course)
Hebrew University of Jerusalem via Coursera
In this project-centered course* you will build a modern computer system, from the ground up. We’ll divide this fascinating journey into six hands-on projects that will take you from constructing elementary logic gates all the way through creating a fully functioning general purpose computer.
★★★★★ (25 ratings)

Fundamentals of Reinforcement Learning
University of Alberta via Coursera
Reinforcement Learning is a subfield of Machine Learning, but is also a general purpose formalism for automated decision-making and AI. This course introduces you to statistical learning techniques where an agent explicitly takes actions and interacts with the world.
★★★★★ (24 ratings)

Transport Systems: Global Issues and Future Innovations
University of Leeds via FutureLearn
Discover how the transport sector can develop infrastructures that meet the needs of a 21st century population.
★★★★★ (68 ratings)

Computational Social Science Methods
University of California, Davis via Coursera
This course gives you an overview of the current opportunities and the omnipresent reach of computational social science. The results are all around us, every day, reaching from the services provided by the world’s most valuable companies, over the hidden influence of governmental agencies, to the power of social and political movements.
★★★★★ (83 ratings)

Divide and Conquer, Sorting and Searching, and Randomized Algorithms
Stanford University via Coursera
The primary topics in this part of the specialization are: asymptotic (“Big-oh”) notation, sorting and searching, divide and conquer (master method, integer and matrix multiplication, closest pair), and randomized algorithms (QuickSort, contraction algorithm for min cuts).
★★★★★ (67 ratings)

Cybersecurity Fundamentals
Rochester Institute of Technology via edX
Learn cybersecurity fundamentals, including how to detect threats, protect systems and networks, and anticipate potential cyber attacks.
★★★★★ (24 ratings)

Cyber Security
UGC via Swayam
Any Post Graduate Level Student, Working Professionals and those who are interested in Cyber Security are eligible to attend the course. For those who wish to further specialize in Cyber Security and would like to become certified Professionals, it is an ideal course for a good beginning.
★★★★★ (297 ratings)

Cryptography I
Stanford University via Coursera
Cryptography is an indispensable tool for protecting information in computer systems. In this course you will learn the inner workings of cryptographic systems and how to correctly use them in real-world applications.
★★★★★ (53 ratings)

Internet History, Technology, and Security
University of Michigan via Coursera
This course will open up the Internet and show you how it was created, who created it and how it works. Along the way we will meet many of the innovators who developed the Internet and Web technologies that we use today.
★★★★★ (41 ratings)

Functional Programming Principles in Scala
École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne via Coursera
In this course you will discover the elements of the functional programming style and learn how to apply them usefully in your daily programming tasks.
★★★★★ (66 ratings)

CS50’s Introduction to Computer Science
Harvard University via edX
An introduction to the intellectual enterprises of computer science and the art of programming.
★★★★★ (108 ratings)

Introduction to Computer Science and Programming Using Python
Massachusetts Institute of Technology via edX
An introduction to computer science as a tool to solve real-world analytical problems using Python 3.5.
★★★★☆ (126 ratings)

Algorithms, Part I
Princeton University via Coursera
This course covers the essential information that every serious programmer needs to know about algorithms and data structures, with emphasis on applications and scientific performance analysis of Java implementations. Part I covers elementary data structures, sorting, and searching algorithms. Part II focuses on graph- and string-processing algorithms.
★★★★★ (59 ratings)

Introduction to Cyber Security
IGNOU via Swayam
This foundation program is geared towards generating and enhancing awareness about cyber security challenges and the concepts of cyber security and cyber ethics among the stake holders to help them become responsible cyber citizens and participate safely and securely in the rapidly evolving information-age society.
★★★★★ (232 ratings)

AI and Big Data in Global Health Improvement
Tapei Medical University via FutureLearn
In this course, you’ll explore the benefits and challenges of sharing healthcare data globally. With support from industry experts, you’ll consider topics like the future of medical development, improving care, healthcare accessibility, and more. You’ll also discover the strategies used by governments, funding bodies, institutions, and publishers to get access to datasets.
★★★★★ (44 ratings)

Information Systems Auditing, Controls and Assurance
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology via Coursera
In the course you will explore risks of information systems, and how to mitigate the risks by proper IS Controls. You will also get familiar with the IS Audit procedures and how they are applied during the IS development throughout the Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC).
★★★★★ (229 ratings)

Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Technologies
Princeton University via Coursera
After this course, you’ll know everything you need to be able to separate fact from fiction when reading claims about Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. You’ll have the conceptual foundations you need to engineer secure software that interacts with the Bitcoin network. And you’ll be able to integrate ideas from Bitcoin in your own projects.
★★★★☆ (27 ratings)

Web Security Fundamentals
KU Leuven University via edX
Essential knowledge for every web developer, discover important principles of modern web security, and learn about current security best practices.
★★★★☆ (22 ratings)

Machine Learning Foundations: A Case Study Approach
University of Washington via Coursera
In this course, you will get hands-on experience with machine learning from a series of practical case-studies. At the end of the first course you will have studied how to predict house prices based on house-level features, analyze sentiment from user reviews, retrieve documents of interest, recommend products, and search for images.
★★★★☆ (40 ratings)

The Nature of Code
Processing Foundation via Kadenze
Can we capture the unpredictable evolutionary and emergent properties of nature in software? Can understanding the mathematical principles behind our physical world help us to create digital worlds? This class focuses on the programming strategies and techniques behind computer simulations of natural systems. We 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.

Video featuring original artwork in P5.js by:Particle Equalizer #1 by Sehyun KimLook at me! by Muqing NiuDancing Spring by Yue HuFireWork by Yue HuNature Of Code final at ITP by Joe_MangoNature of Code – midterm by Marcela NowakSound And Motion Coding by Marcela Nowak
★★★★★ (18 ratings)

Whole genome sequencing of bacterial genomes – tools and applications
Technical University of Denmark (DTU) via Coursera
This course will cover the topic of Whole genome sequencing (WGS) of bacterial genomes which is becoming more and more relevant for the medical sector.
★★★★★ (22 ratings)

Python for Data Science
University of California, San Diego via edX
Learn to use powerful, open-source, Python tools, including Pandas, Git and Matplotlib, to manipulate, analyze, and visualize complex datasets.
★★★★☆ (47 ratings)

Introduction to Computational Thinking and Data Science
Massachusetts Institute of Technology via edX
6.00.2x is an introduction to using computation to understand real-world phenomena.
★★★★☆ (31 ratings)

Python for Data Science
Indian Institute of Technology Madras via Swayam
The course aims at equipping participants to be able to use python programming for solving data science problems.
★★★★☆ (42 ratings)

Introducción a la Ciencia de Datos con Python
Universidad Anáhuac via edX
En este curso, aprenderás los conceptos generales de la ciencia de datos utilizando el lenguaje de programación Python. Serás capaz de recolectar contenido en la web, limpiar los datos y prepararlos para su visualización y gestión.
★★★★★ (45 ratings)

Mining Massive Datasets
Stanford University via edX
The course is based on the text Mining of Massive Datasets by Jure Leskovec, Anand Rajaraman, and Jeff Ullman, who by coincidence are also the instructors for the course.
★★★★★ (25 ratings)

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  1. Lucio from Argentina

    Thank u Dhawal

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  2. Denis

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