The most popular online courses in the world

Online learning portal Coursera has released its list of the most popular online courses on its platform.

Coursera boasts over 30 million registered learners and over 2,000 online courses from institutions around the world.

Upon completing courses online, students are awarded with a signed and shareable electronic course certificate.

Specialisation certificates and university-recognised degrees are also offered through the platform.

Coursera’s 10 most popular courses highlight a growing global interest in emerging technologies – including blockchains, machine learning, and neural networks.

Top 10 courses

The courses below are ranked according to average enrolments throughout 2017, and are offered by institutions such as Stanford, Princeton, and Yale.

It should be noted that courses from institutions including MIT and Harvard are not available and ranked on Coursera, and can be found on edX.

edX has not released course-specific enrolment figures for the past year, however.

The top 10 most popular online courses available on Coursera are listed below.

Rank Course Institution
1 Machine Learning Stanford University
2 Neural Networks and Deep Learning
3 Learning How to Learn: Powerful Mental Tools to Help You Master Tough Subjects University of California
4 Introduction to Mathematical Thinking Stanford University
5 Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Technologies Princeton University
6 Programming for Everybody (Getting Started with Python) University of Michigan
7 Algorithms, Part I Princeton University
8 English for Career Development University of Pennsylvania
9 Neural Networks for Machine Learning University of Toronto
10 Financial Markets Yale University

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