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35 Most Popular Online Courses Starting in January 2022

The 35 most popular free online university courses and MOOCS starting in January 2022.

Most Popular Courses

Here are the 35 most popular free online university courses and Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) starting in January 2022, based on Class Central learners’ activity.

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Most Popular Courses

Fundamentals of Building Information Modeling
Purdue University via edX
Learn the fundamentals of building information modeling (BIM), including object-oriented modeling, parametric modeling, and central database.

Training and Development
Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur via Swayam
An emphasis on learning through training, development and knowledge management is a must do if companies want to gain a competitive advantage and employee expectations. The present course deals with the whole horizon of training and development with a blend of theory and examples to make it relevant to the takers of the course.

UAS Mapping: Basic Principles
Purdue University via edX
Learn the fundamentals of UAS-based mapping from imaging and ranging systems – Including system integration, calibration strategies, and 3D reconstruction techniques

Data Base Management Systems
CEC via Swayam
This course aims at providing basic understanding of data, databases, its storage using database structures, its accessing methods, transaction management and recovery procedures.

Introduction to Digital Health Entrepreneurship
Johns Hopkins University via Coursera
This course will provide an overview of digital health entrepreneurship with an initial emphasis on learning the basic digital health terminology, exploring a current example of telemedicine and its growth during the COVID pandemic, and gaining an understanding of the landscape and macro forces that affect the US healthcare.

Negotiation and Conflict Management
Savitribai Phule Pune University via Swayam
Negotiation is a method by which people settle differences. It is a process by which compromise or agreement is reached while avoiding argument and dispute. In this course, you’ll learn how to negotiate and manage conflicts.

Project MARCH: behind the technology of robotic exoskeletons
Delft University of Technology via edX
Learn about cutting-edge exoskeleton technology that can help people with spinal cord injuries to walk again. Create your own vision of how to advance this technology in the future, benefiting from the hands-on experience of the Project MARCH student team in building exoskeletons.

Counseling Psychology
Savitribai Phule Pune University via Swayam
Counselling Psychology course includes basics of counselling, counselling process, and introduction to different methods, techniques and therapies. This course gives the student an idea of how counselling is done.

Leadership and Team Effectiveness
Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee via Swayam
Course Objectives: To provide a framework for the students to understand the importance of Leadership and team effectiveness in organizations.To develop an understanding of the interpersonal processes and group dynamics.

Communication Networks
Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur via Swayam
A network is a set of devices (nodes) connected through communication links. Computer network indicates a collection of autonomous computers interconnected by means of communication infrastructure. In this course, we’ll cover networking.

Experiencing Design: Deepening Your Design Thinking Practice
University of Virginia via Coursera
In this course, developed at the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia, we will guide you through six key phases of the design journey – Immersion, Sensemaking, Alignment, Emergence, Imagining, and Learning in Action.

Programming in Modern C++
Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur via Swayam
The present course builds up on the knowledge of C programming and basic data structure (array, list, stack, queue etc.) to create a strong familiarity with C++98 / C++03.

Facebook Marketing Science Certification Exam
Facebook via Coursera
This course helps you prepare for the Facebook Marketing Science Certification exam. You’ll get access to the study guide and some helpful tips on how to take the exam. You’ll prepare with a graded quiz and you’ll be guided through scheduling and taking the exam through Facebook Blueprint.

Skill Development of the youths and their Livelihood
IGNOU via Swayam
The main objectives of the Course are: To mobilize the capacity of the youths by updating their knowledge and equipping them with some locally relevant need based skills. To generate awareness among the youths across the country on the current fields of employment and livelihood opportunities.

Cyber Crime Administration
Savitribai Phule Pune University via Swayam
We’ll help raise your Cyber Security awareness with this course. We’ll explore such critical topics to why there’s a need for Cyber Security and Cyber Crime Preventive methods along with Law Protection aspects, the best security measures, and what you can do personally to be more secure when using the internet.

Decision making with spreadsheet
Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee via Swayam
This course aims to provide Undergraduate and Graduate students with a sound conceptual understanding of the role that management science plays in decision-making process. This course is applications oriented and continues to use the problem-scenario approach.

Computational Watershed Hydrology
Purdue University via edX
Learn how to perform hydrologic analysis and modeling using real observations, geospatial data, and computational tools.

Education for Sustainable Development
Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur via Swayam
Education is a human right and a force for sustainable development and peace. Every goal in UNESCO’s ‘2030 Agenda’ (17 Sustainable Development Goals-SDGs) requires education to empower people with the knowledge, skills and values to live in dignity, build their lives and contribute to their societies.

Design and Engineering of Computer Systems
NPTEL via Swayam
In this course, we will understand how to design and engineer real-world computer systems, covering important concepts cutting across multiple topics such as operating systems, computer networks, computer architecture, virtualization, cloud computing, performance analysis, and distributed systems.

Artificial Intelligence: An Overview
Politecnico di Milano via Coursera
The course will provide a non-technical overview of the artificial intelligence field. Initially, a discussion on the birth of AI is provided, remarking the seminal ideas and preliminary goals. Furthermore, the crucial weaknesses are presented and how these weaknesses have been circumvented. Then, the current state of AI is presented, in terms of goals, importance at national level, and strategies. Moreover, the taxonomy of the AI topics is presented.

Blockchain and its Applications
Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur via Swayam
In the last few years, Blockchain technology has generated massive interest among governments, enterprises, and academics, because of its capability of providing a transparent, secured, tamper-proof solution for interconnecting different stakeholders in a trustless setup. Discover blockchain and its applications.

Business Environment
Indian Institute of Management Bangalore via Swayam
The course provides an analysis of the global business environment and its impact on businesses. The course also includes appropriate examples, cases and scenarios. This will help the practitioners and budding scholars of management to make the best decisions.

Self-Assembly for Functional Materials
Osaka University via edX
Learn design and structures of functional materials formed via self-assembly.

Basic Psychological Processes
CEC via Swayam
This course addresses the needs of beginners in psychology. It also meets the needs of students of social sciences like education, nursing, social work, physiotherapy, management, law and other courses which require a basic grounding in psychology.

Negotiations
University of Pennsylvania via Coursera
In this course, you will learn crucial skills needed to understand the intricate dynamics that go into the process of negotiation, and how you can go into your negotiation confident and fully prepared.

Safety and Risk Analytics
Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur via Swayam
The concepts, methodologies, mathematics, techniques and algorithms needed for this course are drawn from engineering approaches, statistics, machine learning and data mining. The primary focuses of this course is learn from data, predict the future and take data driven decision making.

Introduction to Behavioural Activation for Depression
University of York via FutureLearn
Discover behavioural activation and how it can be used to help depression by stimulating our interest in day-to-day activities.

Integrated Marketing Communication
Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee via Swayam
The objective of this course is to enlighten the participants with important aspects of planning, execution and evaluation of marketing communication and its strategies.

Online Privacy
NPTEL via Swayam
With increase in the usage of the Internet, there has been an exponential increase in the use of online platforms. These platforms have changed our way of living, and information that we share with or consume from these platforms. However, widely used, there is a lack of understanding of privacy on these online platforms.

Machine Learning For Soil And Crop Management
Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur via Swayam
It is essential to upgrade traditional farming practices and prepare for a technological revolution to develop eco-friendly systems for enhancing crop productivity. This course aims to cover the various applications of machine learning and deep learning methods for better soil and crop management.

Data Literacy – What is it and why does it matter?
Sorbonne Universités via Coursera
You might already know that data is not neutral. Our values and assumptions are influenced by the data surrounding us – the data we create, the data we collect, and the data we share with each other. This is why data literacy matters.

Complex Ecosystem Dynamics
CEC via Swayam
An ecosystem is an overall integration of whole mosaic of interacting organisms and their environment. This course shall provide knowledge of the basic concepts of Ecosystems and its dynamics which includes, Species, Populations, Communities, Energy transference.

English Literature for competitive exams
Indian Institute of Technology Madras via Swayam
The course is designed and developed to suit the needs of those students who aim to appear for competitive exams with English Literature as their core subject.

Textile Product Design and Development
Indian Institute of Technology Delhi via Swayam
Textile Product Design and Development course will focus on functional and ergonomics design aspects of textile products.

Biomedical Equipment: Repairing and Maintaining Biomedical Devices
Delft University of Technology via edX
Understand the working of biomedical devices that are frequently used in a hospital setting. Develop the skills required to effectively maintain and troubleshoot hospital-based devices to increase their availability and usage in hospitals

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Dhawal Shah

Dhawal is the CEO of Class Central, the most popular search engine and review site for online courses and MOOCs. He has completed over a dozen MOOCs and has written over 200 articles about the MOOC space, including contributions to TechCrunch, EdSurge, Quartz, and VentureBeat.

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