Heads up. 450+ MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) are getting underway this month, giving you the chance to take free courses from top flight universities. With the help of Class Central, we've pulled together a complete list of April MOOCS. And below we've highlighted several courses that piqued our interest. The trailer above comes from Drawing Nature, Science and Culture: Natural History Illustration 101, a course created by the University of Newcastle-Australia.
- Islam Through Its Scriptures - Harvard University on edX - April 2 (27 weeks)
- Hans Christian Andersen’s Fairy Tales - Hans Christian Andersen Centre on FutureLearn - April 2 (6 weeks)
- Drawing Nature, Science and Culture: Natural History Illustration 101 - University of Newcastle on edX - April 4
- The Psychology of Thrill Seekers - Emory University on Coursera - April 9
- The World History of Modern Wine - Trinity College on edX - April 10
- Introduction to Who Wrote Shakespeare - Goldsmiths, University of London on Coursera - April 16
- The Science of Well-Being - Yale University on Coursera - April 16
- Free Speech on Campus Teach-Out - University of Michigan on Coursera - April 22
- Jane Austen: Myth, Reality and Global Celebrity - University of Southampton on FutureLearn - April 23
- An Introduction to Screenwriting - University of East Anglia on FutureLearn - April 23 (2 weeks)
- The Science of Beer - Wageningen University on edX - April 24
- Critical Thinking & Problem Solving - Rochester Institute of Technology on edX - April 24
- Design Thinking for Leading and Learning - Microsoft on edX - April 26
Here's one tip to keep in mind: If you want to take a course for free, select the "Full Course, No Certificate" or "Audit" option when you enroll. If you would like an official certificate documenting that you have successfully completed the course, you will need to pay a fee.
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