The 10 Most Popular MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) Getting Started in July

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Here’s a quick and easy way to beat the July heat. Dial up the A/C and sign up for one of 250 MOOCs (Mas­sive Open Online Cours­es) get­ting start­ed this month. They’re all neat­ly cat­a­logued by the edu­ca­tion web site Class Cen­tral, which also tracks the most pop­u­lar MOOCS offered each month. Find the 10 most pop­u­lar MOOCs start­ing in July below.

1) Tricky Eng­lish Gram­mar

Uni­ver­si­ty of Cal­i­for­nia, Irvine via Cours­era

Eng­lish is a dif­fi­cult lan­guage to learn because of its many obscure gram­mat­i­cal rules, which are fair­ly easy to mess up–even for native speak­ers. Learn tips that will help you under­stand the rules and give you lots of prac­tice with the tricky gram­mar of every­day Eng­lish.

Book­mark | Starts 25th July, 2016

2) Japan­ese Cul­ture Through Rare Books

Keio Uni­ver­si­ty via Future­Learn

A book is a tool for pre­serv­ing words and images. Through books, an abun­dance of infor­ma­tion, includ­ing the knowl­edge and expe­ri­ences of the peo­ple of the past, has been hand­ed down to the present. Explore the impor­tant roles that books have played in the cul­tur­al his­to­ry of Japan.

Book­mark | Starts 18th July, 2016

3) Hin­duism Through Its Scrip­tures

Har­vard Uni­ver­si­ty via edX

Ever won­dered about the sacred scrip­tures that have sus­tained for mil­len­nia one of the old­est and most diverse reli­gions of the world — Hin­duism? Want to dis­cov­er the lessons this his­to­ry may offer mankind in the 21st cen­tu­ry?

Book­mark | Starts 5th July, 2016

4) Orga­ni­za­tion­al Behav­ior: Man­ag­ing Peo­ple

IESE Busi­ness School via Cours­era

The objec­tive of this course is to pro­vide insight into four key areas in the domain of orga­ni­za­tion­al behav­ior: Moti­va­tion, Lead­er­ship, Team­work, and Orga­ni­za­tion­al cul­ture.

Book­mark | Starts 11th July, 2016 

5) Devel­op­ing Intel­li­gent Apps

Microsoft via edX

In this data sci­ence course for devel­op­ers, you will learn how to cre­ate smart appli­ca­tions that use the pow­er of machine learn­ing to engage with users in pre­vi­ous­ly unimag­in­able ways.

Book­mark | Starts 11th July, 2016

6) Social Media Ana­lyt­ics: Using Data to Under­stand Pub­lic Con­ver­sa­tions

Queens­land Uni­ver­si­ty of Tech­nol­o­gy via Future­Learn

From the per­son­al to the polit­i­cal, social media con­ver­sa­tions are at the heart of cul­tur­al and social change. In this course you will be intro­duced to dig­i­tal meth­ods to ana­lyze social media data on Twit­ter.

Book­mark | Starts 18th Jul, 2016

7) Ques­tion Every­thing: Sci­en­tif­ic Think­ing in Real Life

Uni­ver­si­ty of Queens­land via edX

Have you ever won­dered how you can apply math and sci­ence skills to real life? Do you wish you could go beyond what you’ve learned in the class­room? This sci­ence course will advance your knowl­edge as we unpack some impor­tant sci­en­tif­ic think­ing skills using real-world exam­ples.

Book­mark | Starts 12th Jul, 2016

8) Bayesian Sta­tis­tics

Duke Uni­ver­si­ty via Cours­era

This course describes Bayesian sta­tis­tics, in which one’s infer­ences about para­me­ters or hypothe­ses are updat­ed as evi­dence accu­mu­lates. You will learn to use Bayes’ rule to trans­form pri­or prob­a­bil­i­ties into pos­te­ri­or prob­a­bil­i­ties, and be intro­duced to the under­ly­ing the­o­ry and per­spec­tive of the Bayesian par­a­digm.

Book­mark | Starts July, 2016 

9) Process Min­ing with ProM

Eind­hoven Uni­ver­si­ty of Tech­nol­o­gy via Future­Learn

Process min­ing is a new and excit­ing field which com­bines busi­ness process man­age­ment with data sci­ence. Use the free, open source process min­ing frame­work (ProM) to ana­lyze, visu­al­ize, man­age and improve a range of busi­ness process­es.

Book­mark | Starts 11th July, 2016

10) Algo­rithms on Strings

Uni­ver­si­ty of Cal­i­for­nia, San Diego via Cours­era

The world and inter­net is full of tex­tu­al infor­ma­tion. We search for infor­ma­tion using tex­tu­al queries, we read web­sites, books, e‑mails. All those are strings from the point of view of com­put­er sci­ence. To make sense of all that infor­ma­tion and make search effi­cient, search engines use many string algo­rithms.

Book­mark | Starts 25th July, 2016

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