Every year Class Central releases a list of the Best Free Online Courses Of All Time, based on tens of thousands of user reviews. This year, thanks to a growing number of reviews, the list is expanded from 100 to 200 courses.

Free online courses? you ask. That’s right. For close to ten years, well-known and well-respected universities (think Stanford and MIT) have been experimenting with providing free versions of their courses online.

At first, these “courses” consisted primarily of recorded audio from lecture halls and electronic documents with syllabuses and assignments.

Then, between 2011 and 2013, new platforms such as Coursera and edX began offering more interactive university courses, still totally online and free for anyone to use.

These university courses attracted so many users – more than 100 thousand in some courses – that they picked up the name MOOCs, short for massive open online courses.

Each year, more MOOCs are released, contributing to an ever-growing collection of university content that anyone can use for learning. While not all courses have remained free, all the courses on this list feature content that is free to access (though you will probably have to pay a fee if you wish to earn a certificate).

Fun fact: did you know there are now more than 15,000 MOOCs, from around 1,000 universities worldwide? With numbers like that, it’s easy to become overwhelmed by the choices. That’s where this list comes in.

Whether you’re online learning curious, or a dedicated online learner with a dozen courses under your belt, there’s probably something in these 200 courses that you could learn. And share with your friends, co-workers, and social media followers.

Methodology and Summary Statistics

Now, for those keeping score:

This list is based on more than 125,000 user reviews. To generate the list, we sorted the courses in our database by the Bayesian average of their ratings, then removed courses with fewer reviews and courses that have been discontinued.

  • The Best of All Time rankings features courses from ~100 universities in 23 countries.
  • Here are the universities with the most courses
    University of Sheffield – 9 courses
    MIT – 8 courses
    The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology – 6 courses
    Stanford University – 6 courses
  • Coursera is the top course platform with 75 courses, followed by edX (57) and FutureLearn (39).

Still wondering about taking a MOOC? See our Help Center for answers to common questions. If you want to see all courses sorted by their ratings, visit the Best Online Courses collection page.

Alternatively, you can browse the courses below. These courses have been organized in the following categories: Computer Science (21 courses), Programming (10), Data Science (5), Personal Development (15), Health & Medicine (24), Humanities (32), Education & Teaching (7), Science (23), Business (25), Mathematics (8), Social Sciences (16), Engineering (7), Art & Design (7)

Computer Science (21)

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.
★★★★★ (576 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.
★★★★★ (371 ratings)

Unlocking Information Security I: From Cryptography to Buffer Overflows
Tel Aviv University via edX
Learn how systems are hacked and defended.
★★★★★ (161 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)

CS50's Introduction to Computer Science
Harvard University via edX
An introduction to the intellectual enterprises of computer science and the art of programming.
★★★★★ (96 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.
★★★★★ (96 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!
★★★★★ (84 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)

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)

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. All the features of this course are available for free. It does not offer a certificate upon completion.
★★★★☆ (61 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)

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.
★★★★★ (48 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.
★★★★★ (45 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)

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.
★★★★★ (40 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.
★★★★☆ (39 ratings)

Software Security
University of Maryland, College Park via Coursera
This course we will explore the foundations of software security. We will consider important software vulnerabilities and attacks that exploit them -- such as buffer overflows, SQL injection, and session hijacking -- and we will consider defenses that prevent or mitigate these attacks, including advanced testing and program analysis techniques.
★★★★☆ (27 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)

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)

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.
★★★★★ (19 ratings)

Programming (10)

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.
★★★★★ (22874 ratings)

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.
★★★★★ (3253 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.
★★★★★ (206 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.
★★★★☆ (170 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.
★★★★★ (134 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.
★★★★☆ (121 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.
★★★★★ (105 ratings)

Introduction to Agent-based Modeling
Santa Fe Institute via Complexity Explorer
This course will explore how to use agent-based modeling to understand and examine a widely diverse and disparate set of complex problems.
★★★★★ (81 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.
★★★★☆ (43 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.
★★★★★ (25 ratings)

Data Science (5)

The Analytics Edge
Massachusetts Institute of Technology via edX
Through inspiring examples and stories, discover the power of data and use analytics to provide an edge to your career and your life.
★★★★★ (80 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.
★★★★☆ (44 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.
★★★★☆ (41 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)

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.
★★★★★ (21 ratings)

Personal Development (15)

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.
★★★★★ (15172 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.
★★★★★ (5301 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.
★★★★★ (454 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)

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)

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.
★★★★★ (95 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'.
★★★★★ (70 ratings)

Psychology of Personal Growth
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology via edX
Learn to understand personal growth from a comparative perspective.
★★★★★ (50 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.
★★★★★ (42 ratings)

Decision Making in a Complex and Uncertain World
University of Groningen via FutureLearn
This course will teach you the first principles of complexity, uncertainty and how to make decisions in a complex world.
★★★★★ (40 ratings)

Competencias profesionales genéricas para la inclusión laboral
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.
★★★★★ (38 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.
★★★★★ (28 ratings)

Introduzione al Debate
Politecnico di Milano via Polimi OPEN KNOWLEDGE
Come metodologia didattica innovativa, il Debate è oggetto di crescente interesse da parte non solo di istituzioni educative, enti di ricerca, docenti, ma anche di agenzie di formazione manageriale e orientate al potenziamento delle competenze maggiormente richieste dal mondo lavorativo.
★★★★★ (27 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)

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.
★★★★★ (22 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.
★★★★★ (8174 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.
★★★★★ (3913 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.
★★★★★ (641 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.
★★★★★ (545 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.
★★★★★ (424 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.
★★★★★ (223 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.
★★★★★ (179 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.
★★★★★ (145 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.
★★★★★ (109 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.
★★★★★ (99 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?
★★★★★ (72 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.
★★★★★ (72 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.
★★★★★ (72 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.
★★★★★ (70 ratings)

COVID-19: Tackling the Novel Coronavirus
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine via FutureLearn
What is COVID-19? Find out more about the outbreak of the novel coronavirus and its implications around the world.
★★★★★ (63 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?
★★★★★ (60 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.
★★★★★ (51 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.
★★★★☆ (41 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.
★★★★★ (40 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)

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.
★★★★★ (25 ratings)

Epidemiology: The Basic Science of Public Health
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill via Coursera
Epidemiology is the study of the distribution and determinants of diseases, health conditions, or events among populations and the application of that study to control health problems. By applying the concepts learned in this course to current public health problems and issues, students will understand the practice of epidemiology as it relates to real life.
★★★★☆ (25 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.
★★★★★ (19 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.
★★★★★ (19 ratings)

Humanities (32)

English in Early Childhood: Language Learning and Development
British Council via FutureLearn
Discover how very young children learn English as an additional language and how you can help them progress.
★★★★★ (1066 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.
★★★★★ (951 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.
★★★★★ (823 ratings)

Exploring English: Language and Culture
British Council via FutureLearn
This course for learners of English looks at British culture and examines English in use to help you improve your language skills.
★★★★★ (631 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.
★★★★★ (478 ratings)

Exploring English: Shakespeare
British Council via FutureLearn
Improve your English language skills by looking at the life and works of William Shakespeare and his enduring popularity.
★★★★★ (403 ratings)

How to Succeed at: Writing Applications
The University of Sheffield via FutureLearn
This free three week course will help you produce a perfect CV, application and online profile when applying for a job or course.
★★★★★ (297 ratings)

Teaching English: How to Plan a Great Lesson
British Council via FutureLearn
Develop your English language teaching skills and learn how to plan and deliver effective English lessons with this online course.
★★★★★ (276 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.
★★★★☆ (257 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.
★★★★★ (189 ratings)

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.
★★★★★ (187 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."
★★★★★ (182 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.
★★★★★ (132 ratings)

Tsinghua Chinese: Start Talking with 1.3 Billion People
Tsinghua University via edX
Beginners' Chinese course from China's top university.
★★★★★ (81 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.
★★★★☆ (71 ratings)

Working with Translation: Theory and Practice
Cardiff University via FutureLearn
Explore what it means to communicate in multiple languages in a variety of contexts, and discover your inner translator.
★★★★★ (63 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. Join us to explore the miracles of human language!
★★★★★ (55 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)

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)

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.
★★★★★ (44 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)

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 such as exchanging personal information, talking about daily arrangements and food, asking about price, introducing the city and the weather, telling your hobbies etc.
★★★★☆ (40 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)

Society and Media
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.
★★★★★ (35 ratings)

Think Again: How to Reason and Argue
Duke University via Coursera
Reasoning is important.  This course will teach you how to do it well.  You will learn how to understand and assess arguments by other people and how to construct good arguments of your own about whatever matters to you.
★★★★☆ (32 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.
★★★★★ (27 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. The main topics include basic expressions used in everyday life, such as greetings, introducing yourself, talking about your family and a daily life and so on. Each lesson covers dialogues, pronunciation, vocabulary, grammar, quizzes and role-plays.
★★★★★ (26 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)

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

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)

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.
★★★★★ (22 ratings)

Education & Teaching (7)

Understanding IELTS: Reading
British Council via FutureLearn
Find out what you need to know about the IELTS Reading test and learn techniques and strategies to improve your test performance.
★★★★★ (615 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.
★★★★★ (155 ratings)

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.
★★★★★ (77 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.
★★★★★ (74 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.
★★★★★ (65 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)

Instructional Design
Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala via Swayam
This course on Instructional Design helps the Learner to develop an understanding of history and evolutionof Instructional Design, Principles and characteristics of the design and development of instructionalmaterial, the various competencies and skills in Instructional Design, design and development of e-learningmaterials and modes and models of Instructional Design and the role of teacher as an effective designer.
★★★★★ (31 ratings)

Science (23)

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.
★★★★★ (436 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.
★★★★☆ (320 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.
★★★★★ (302 ratings)

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.
★★★★★ (172 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.
★★★★★ (136 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.
★★★★★ (95 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.
★★★★☆ (62 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.
★★★★★ (59 ratings)

Ecology and Wildlife Conservation
University of Leeds via FutureLearn
Discover ecology and how we can protect wildlife and conserve the natural world.
★★★★★ (58 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.
★★★★★ (57 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.
★★★★★ (55 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.
★★★★★ (51 ratings)

The Science of Everyday Thinking
University of Queensland via edX
Learn how to think better, argue better, and choose better.
★★★★★ (48 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.
★★★★★ (46 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.
★★★★★ (45 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.
★★★★★ (44 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.
★★★★★ (34 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.
★★★★★ (33 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).
★★★★★ (30 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.
★★★★☆ (28 ratings)

How Things Work: An Introduction to Physics
University of Virginia via Coursera
An introduction to physics in the context of everyday objects.
★★★★★ (27 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.
★★★★★ (25 ratings)

Extreme Geological Events
Cardiff University via FutureLearn
Explore how extreme geological events have shaped Earth and what challenges future events might pose to our planet.
★★★★★ (22 ratings)

Business (25)

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.
★★★★★ (432 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.
★★★★★ (427 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.
★★★★★ (386 ratings)

Applied Scrum for Agile Project Management
University System of Maryland 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.
★★★★☆ (378 ratings)

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.
★★★★★ (309 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.
★★★★★ (277 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.
★★★★★ (208 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.
★★★★★ (199 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.
★★★★☆ (199 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.
★★★★★ (166 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).
★★★★☆ (144 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.
★★★★★ (118 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.
★★★★★ (86 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.
★★★★★ (80 ratings)

Sustainable Tourism: Society & Environmental Aspects
Wageningen University via edX
Gain the skills and knowledge to drive sustainability in the largest industry worldwide: tourism! Understand the scope next to social and environmental implications of growth in this exciting field of study.
★★★★☆ (80 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.
★★★★★ (79 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.
★★★★☆ (72 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. By the end of this course, you’ll be able to read the three most common financial statements: the income statement, balance sheet, and statement of cash flows. Then you can apply these skills to a real-world business challenge as part of the Wharton Business Foundations Specialization.
★★★★★ (61 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.
★★★★★ (55 ratings)

Startup School
Y Combinator via Independent
Learn how to start a startup with YC’s free 8-week online course.
★★★★★ (39 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. Introduction to risk management and behavioral finance principles to understand the real-world functioning of securities, insurance, and banking industries. The ultimate goal of this course is using such industries effectively and towards a better society.
★★★★☆ (32 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)

Product Management Fundamentals
University System of Maryland 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
★★★★★ (30 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)

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. This course is also available in Chinese. Please go to our course catalog to access the Chinese version of Competitive Strategy.
★★★★★ (22 ratings)

Mathematics (8)

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.
★★★★★ (255 ratings)

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.
★★★★★ (144 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
★★★★★ (121 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.
★★★★★ (117 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.
★★★★☆ (112 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.
★★★★☆ (48 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.
★★★★★ (32 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.
★★★★★ (29 ratings)

Social Sciences (16)

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
★★★★★ (230 ratings)

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.
★★★★★ (110 ratings)

Introduction to Psychology: The Psychology of Learning
Monash University via FutureLearn
Explore how new behaviours are learnt by examining different types of psychological conditioning.
★★★★★ (100 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.
★★★★★ (92 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.
★★★★★ (86 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.
★★★★★ (79 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.
★★★★★ (70 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)

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)

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.
★★★★☆ (47 ratings)

Justice
Harvard University via edX
This introduction to moral and political philosophy is one of the most popular courses taught at Harvard College.
★★★★★ (40 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.
★★★★★ (37 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!
★★★★★ (34 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.
★★★★★ (32 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.
★★★★★ (24 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.
★★★★★ (21 ratings)

Engineering (7)

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.
★★★★★ (165 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.
★★★★★ (124 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.
★★★★★ (112 ratings)

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.
★★★★★ (102 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.
★★★★★ (52 ratings)

Do-It-Yourself Geo Apps
Esri via Independent
You don’t have to be a software developer to build valuable geo-enabled apps that make your communities smarter and businesses more successful. 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. If you are a developer, you’ll be interested in Esri’s APIs, SDKs, and the buzzing GeoDev community.
★★★★★ (51 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.
★★★★★ (21 ratings)

Art & Design (7)

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
★★★★★ (113 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. For additional information on the concepts described in the course, you can purchase Professor Werbach's book For the Win: How Game Thinking Can Revolutionize Your Business in print or ebook format in several languages.
★★★★★ (56 ratings)

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.
★★★★★ (34 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.
★★★★★ (30 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.
★★★★★ (24 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.
★★★★★ (23 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. 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.
★★★★★ (22 ratings)