Top 50 Most Popular Courses on Coursera

What is Coursera

Coursera is a for-profit educational technology company founded by computer science professors Andrew Ng and Daphne Koller from Stanford University that offers massive open online courses (MOOCs). Coursera works with universities to make some of their courses available online, and offers courses in physics, engineering, humanities, medicine,biology, social sciences, mathematics, business, computer science, and other subjects.

  • In short, Coursera is a free online learning tool for everyone who has an account registered.
  • Account registration is also free of cost.
  • All courses offered by Coursera are “accessible for free”.
  • Each course includes short video lectures on different topics and assignments to be submitted, usually on a weekly basis.
  • Coursera courses approximate from six to ten weeks long, with one to two hours of video lectures a week. These courses provide quizzes, weekly exercises, and sometimes a final project or exam.

While Coursera does not published data on how many students are taking each course, I compiled this list of the most popular courses on Coursera by looking at each course’s search ranking on Google and the related activity on Twitter and Facebook.

1. Data Science

2. Machine Learning.

3. Learning How to Learn: Powerful Mental Tools

4. Writing Winning Resumes and Cover Letters

5. Responsive Website Basics: Code with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript

6. Ruby On Rails: An Introduction

7. Full Stack Web Development

8. Game Design and Development

9. Graphic Design

10. Gamification

11. Python For Everybody

12. Developing Innovative Ideas for New Companies

13. An Introduction to Interactive Programming in Python

14. Social Media Marketing

15. Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

16. Strategic Leadership and Management

17. Web Design for Everybody (Basics of Web Development and Coding)

18. TESOL Certificate, Part 1: Teach English Now!

19. iOS App Development with Swift

20. iOS Development for Creative Entrepreneurs

21. Business Foundations

22. Foundations of Business Strategy

23. Algorithmic Thinking

24. Android App Development

25. Leading People and Teams

26. Business Analytics

27. Entrepreneurship

28. How To Start Your Own Business

29. Inspirational Leadership: Leading with Sense

30. Photography Basics and Beyond: From Smartphone to DSLR

31. Social Media in Public Relations

32. Digital Analytics for Marketing Professionals

33. Foundations of Graphic Design

34. Foundations of Business Strategy

35. The Technology of Music Production

36. Innovation Management

37. Cracking The Creativity Code: Discovering New Ideas

38. An Introduction to Programming the Internet of Things (IOT)

39. Content Strategy for Professionals

40. Digital Marketing

41. Big History: Connecting Knowledge

42. Introduction to Sustainability

43. Server Side Development with NodeJS

44. Introduction to CSS3

45. Entrepreneurship: Launching an Innovative Business

46. Introduction to Marketing

47. Principles of Computing

48. Java For Android

49. Strategic Career Self-Management

50. Basic Statistics