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Top 10 MOOCs February 2017

Introducing Robotics: Build a Robot Arm
Queensland University of Technology via FutureLearn

In this project you’ll design, build, and program a simple robot with at least two joints that can draw a line through a number of points on a sheet of a paper.
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Speaking to inform: Discussing complex ideas with clear explanations and dynamic slides
University of Washington via Coursera
By the end of the course you should be able to explain complex ideas vividly and accessibly, design clear and compelling presentation slides, convey your passion for a topic while maintaining your professional credibility, and speak dynamically from notes and/or a manuscript.
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Do-It-Yourself Geo Apps
via Esri
This course will show you how to combine location and narrative in one application to better communicate and broadcast your story, create custom web applications that solve problems in your community, and build powerful native applications for iOS and Android devices without touching a piece of code.
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Big Data Analysis with Scala and Spark
École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne via Coursera
In this course you’ll see how the data parallel paradigm can be extended to the distributed case, using Spark throughout. We’ll cover Spark’s programming model in detail, being careful to understand how and when it differs from familiar programming models, like shared-memory parallel collections or sequential Scala collections.
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Effective Business Presentations with Powerpoint
PwC via Coursera
This course is all about presenting the story of the data using PowerPoint. You’ll learn how to structure a presentation, [and how] to include insights and supporting data. You’ll also learn some design principles for effective visuals and slides.
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Anatomy: Human Neuroanatomy
University of Michigan via edX
Learn about the different parts of the central nervous system and how they work together with the entire body.
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Smart Cities – Management of Smart Urban Infrastructures
École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne via Coursera
Learn about the principles of management of urban infrastructures in the era of Smart Cities. The introduction of Smart urban technologies into legacy infrastructures has already resulted and will continue to result in numerous challenges and opportunities. This course will help you to make the best out of the introduction of these smart technologies in your cities’ legacy infrastructures.
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Speaking Effectively
Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur via NPTEL
This course aims to introduce learners to the dynamics of effective spoken communication by establishing speaking as an autonomous medium with a distinctive vocabulary, syntax, structure, style, and register.
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Health and Wellbeing in the Ancient World
The Open University via FutureLearn
What did being healthy in ancient Rome or Greece look like? How can we tell what wellbeing meant in ancient times? This course will help you investigate the health of people in ancient Greece and Rome, using both literary and archaeological evidence to uncover details of real life in ancient societies.
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The Earth in My Pocket: an Introduction to Geology
The Open University via FutureLearn
Discover the link between the ocean floor, volcanoes, and your mobile phone; why tiny marine plants and animals are at the core of the plastics industry; and how colliding continents and mountain-building processes influence the appearance of many buildings and numerous kitchen worktops.
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We compile this list based on how many Class Central users have added a particular course to MOOC Tracker, our watchlist feature (courses have been added more than 900,000 times to MOOC Tracker). Learn more about MOOC Tracker. Courses that have been offered before are not included in this list.