Coursera’s Most Popular Courses in 2018

Coursera is one of the top e-learning resources available, and has proven itself to be a huge hub for lifelong learning.

The Coursera class list is so vast, there really is something for everyone. If you’re stumped on what course you want to take and need a few ideas, you’re in luck. A list of the most popular classes of 2019 was released by the platform, and that may help you narrow your choices down

Machine Learning

Coursera course description: “Machine learning is the science of getting computers to act without being explicitly programmed. In the past decade, machine learning has given us self-driving cars, practical speech recognition, effective web search, and a vastly improved understanding of the human genome.”

Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Technologies

Coursera course description: “How does Bitcoin work? What makes Bitcoin different? How secure are your Bitcoins? How anonymous are Bitcoin users? What determines the price of Bitcoins? Can cryptocurrencies be regulated? What might the future hold?”

Algorithms, Part I

Coursera course description: “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.”

Chinese for Beginners

Coursera course description: “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.”

Financial Markets

Coursera course description: “An overview of the ideas, methods, and institutions that permit human society to manage risks and foster enterprise.”

There are plenty more courses available but perhaps start here to see what you are interested in. The full list of 2018’s top courses can be found here, and the full Coursera course catalog is available here.


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