10 of the best free Coursera courses of all time

Our friends at Class Central maintain a robust list of the best free online courses of all time. To celebrate 10 years and 100 million learners, here are 10 favorites from Class Central’s list.

10 of the best free Coursera courses of all time

Our friends at Class Central maintain a robust list of the best free online courses of all time. To celebrate 10 years and 100 million learners, here are 10 favorites from Class Central’s list.

There are the two 101’s we all love to love:

  • Mountains 101 by Zac Robinson and David Hik at the University of Alberta

  • Dino 101 by Philip John Currie at the University of Alberta

And then there are some tried and true fan favorites:

  • Modern and Contemporary Poetry (aka “ModPo”) by Al Filreis at the University of Pennsylvania

  • Programming for Everybody by Dr. Chuck at the University of Michigan

  • Learning How to Learn by Barb Oakley with Deep Teaching Solutions

  • Aprender by Guadalupe Vadillo at Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México 

  • Mindshift by Barb Oakley with McMaster University

  • A Life of Happiness and Fulfillment by Indian School of Business

And here’s a course we all need sometimes:

  • The Science of Well-Being by Laurie Santos at Yale University

And the one we didn’t know we needed it until we really needed it:

  • Understanding Medical Research: Your Facebook Friend is Wrong by F. Perry Wilson at Yale University

Whether it’s one of these or one of the other 6,000 courses on Coursera, we love having you learn with us and can’t wait to see which courses you’ll love next!

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