Friday, April 23, 2021

The 100 Most Popular Free Online Courses of All Time (2021)

The best way to choose a free Online Course  is to choose one that other many people have took and enjoyed.

most popular free online courses

The best way to choose a free Online Course  is to choose one that other many people have took and enjoyed.

The technical Talk has been maintaining a list of these Best Open Online Course ever since they rose to popularity back in 2012. According to internet  2020 annual report on Best Open Online Course, 180M students have took at least one course and over 950+ universities have launched 16,300+ courses.

To help learners decide which course to took, The Technical Talk  publishes a number of different rankings based on the thousands of reviews written on “ The Technical Talk” and  publishes websites.

In this ranking, we take a different approach. Instead of ranking courses according to reviews, we rank by the number of students enrolled in the online course. In some cases, the top reviewed courses are also the courses with the large  enrollments. In other cases, courses with large enrollment have only average reviews. This shows that there are popular courses that miss internet reviews..

By The Numbers

Over First  100 most popular online courses of all time included represent 100 million enrollments. The first 10 courses in the list below each have over a 1 million enrollments. Coursera co-founder Andrew Ng’s Machine Learning course is the best popular course of all time with over 4 million enrollments.

The average enrollment for the the Top 100 is at 390k  and the middling at 265k.

100 Most Popular Online Courses of All Time

Interest in  online course and online education has never been greater. If you’re looking for a new online course, take a look at these free courses that millions of students have already took.

1.    Machine Learning from Stanford University

2.    The Science of Well-Being from Yale University

3.    Learning How to Learn: Powerful mental tools to help you master tough subjects from University of California, San Diego

4.    CS50’s Introduction to Computer Science from Harvard University 

5.    Programming for Everybody (Getting Started with Python) from University of Michigan

6.    Introduction to Computer Science and Programming Using Python from Massachusetts Institute of Technology

7.    English for Career Development from University of Pennsylvania 

8.    IELTS Academic Test Preparation from University of Queensland 

9.    COVID-19 Contact Tracing from Johns Hopkins University

10.             TOEFL® Test Preparation: The Insider’s Guide from ETS 

11.             Successful Negotiation: Essential Strategies and Skills from University of Michigan 

12.             Neural Networks and Deep Learning from 

13.             Chinese for Beginners from Peking University 

14.             Financial Markets from Yale University 

15.             Analyzing and Visualizing Data with Excel from Microsoft 

16.             CS50’s Web Programming with Python and JavaScript from Harvard University 

17.             First Step Korean from Yonsei University 

18.             Algorithms, Part I from Princeton University

19.             Python Data Structures from University of Michigan 

20.             Speak English Professionally: In Person, Online & On the Phone from Georgia Institute of Technology 

21.             Technical Support Fundamentals from Google 

22.             English Grammar and Style from University of Queensland 

23.             Introduction to Linux from Linux Foundation 

24.             Write Professional Emails in English from Georgia Institute of Technology

25.             Entrepreneurship in Emerging Economies from Harvard University 

26.             AI For Everyone from 

27.             The Data Scientist’s Toolbox from Johns Hopkins University 

28.             Introduction to Psychology from Yale University 

29.             Data Science: R Basics from Harvard University 

30.             R Programming from Johns Hopkins University 

31.             Grammar and Punctuation from University of California, Irvine 

32.             Introduction to Data Science in Python from University of Michigan 

33.             Excel Skills for Business: Essentials from Macquarie University 

34.             Stanford Introduction to Food and Health from Stanford University 

35.             English for the Workplace from British Council 

36.             Buddhism and Modern Psychology from Princeton University 

37.             HTML, CSS, and Javascript for Web Developers from Johns Hopkins University 

38.             The Science of Happiness from University of California, Berkeley 

39.             Introduction to Philosophy from University of Edinburgh 

40.             Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Technologies from Princeton University 

41.             Fundamentals of Graphic Design from California Institute of the Arts 

42.             Using Python to Access Web Data from University of Michiga

43.             Marketing in a Digital World from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 

44.             Google Cloud Platform Fundamentals: Core Infrastructure from Google 

45.             Basic English 1: Elementary from King’s College London 

46.             Contract Law: From Trust to Promise to Contract from Harvard University 

47.             The Architectural Imagination from Harvard University 

48.             Basic Spanish 1: Getting Started from Universitat Politècnica de València 

49.             Justice from Harvard University 

50.             What is Data Science? from IBM 

51.             Fundamentals of Neuroscience, Part 1: The Electrical Properties of the Neuron from Harvard University 

52.             Child Nutrition and Cooking from Stanford University 

53.             Finanzas personales from Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

54.             Rhetoric: The Art of Persuasive Writing and Public Speaking from Harvard University 

55.             Social Psychology from Wesleyan University 

56.             Programming Foundations with JavaScript, HTML and CSS from Duke University 

57.             A Life of Happiness and Fulfillment from Indian School of Business 

58.             Introduction to HTML5 from University of Michigan 

59.             CS50’s Introduction to Game Development from Harvard University 

60.             Improving Deep Neural Networks: Hyperparameter Tuning, Regularization and Optimization from 

61.             Programming for Everybody (Getting Started with Python) from University of Michigan

62.             Introduction to Programming with MATLAB from Vanderbilt University 

63.             Modern Art & Ideas from The Museum of Modern Art 

64.             Work Smarter, Not Harder: Time Management for Personal & Professional Productivity from University of California, Irvine 

65.             Seeing Through Photographs from The Museum of Modern Art 

66.             Primeros Auxilios Psicológicos (PAP) from Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (Autonomous University of Barcelona) 

67.             Algorithmic Toolbox from University of California, San Diego 

68.             Financial Engineering and Risk Management Part I from Columbia University 

69.             Mindfulness for Wellbeing and Peak Performance from Monash University 

70.             Using Databases with Python from University of Michigan 

71.             Convolutional Neural Networks from 

72.             Competitive Strategy from Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

73.             Start Writing Fiction from The Open University 

74.             Introduction to Negotiation: A Strategic Playbook for Becoming a Principled and Persuasive Negotiator from Yale University 

75.             HTML5 and CSS Fundamentals from World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) 

76.             Academic and Business Writing from University of California, Berkeley 

77.             Introductory Human Physiology from Duke University 

78.             Psychological First Aid from Johns Hopkins University 

79.             Introduction to Project Management from University of Adelaide 

80.             Introduction to Psychology from University of Toronto 

81.             Initiating and Planning Projects from University of California, Irvine 

82.             Project Management: The Basics for Success from University of California, Irvine 

83.             Statistics and R from Harvard University 

84.             Design Thinking for Innovation from University of Virginia 

85.             Introduction to Java Programming: Starting to code in Java from Universidad Carlos iii de Madrid

86.             Mindshift: Break Through Obstacles to Learning and Discover Your Hidden Potential from McMaster University 

87.             A Beginner’s Guide to Writing in English for University Study from University of Reading 

88.             Introduction to Mathematical Thinking from Stanford University 

89.             Machine Learning Foundations: A Case Study Approach from University of Washington

90.             Introduction to C++ from Microsoft 

91.             Contabilidad para no contadores from Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

92.             Excel: Fundamentos y herramientas from Universitat Politècnica de València 

93.             Structuring Machine Learning Projects from 

94.             How to Write an Essay from University of California, Berkeley 

95.             CS50’s Introduction to Artificial Intelligence with Python from Harvard University 

96.             Crash Course on Python from Google

97.             Game Theory from Stanford University 

98.             The Science of Everyday Thinking from University of Queensland 

99.             Gestión de Proyectos de Desarrollo from IDB ( Inter-American Development Bank ) 

100. Data Science: Machine Learning from Harvard University 


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