The 25 Most Popular New Online Courses of 2021

  • Basics: data, data, everywhere by Google via Coursera: This course introduces “the world of data analysis through a hands-on curriculum developed by Google.”

  • Basics of projectmanagement from Google via Coursera. The first in a series of six courses, this course is designed to “equip you with the skills you need to apply for entry-level project management roles.”

  • Basics of User Experience (UX) design from Google via Coursera. The first in a series of seven courses, it “equips you with the skills you need to apply for entry-level user experience design jobs.”

  • Ask questions to make data-driven decisions from Google via Coursera. This “will help you learn how to ask effective questions to make data-driven decisions.”

  • Prepare data for exploration from Google via Coursera. In this course, “You will learn how to use tools like spreadsheets and SQL to extract and leverage the right data for your goals, and how to organize and protect your data.”

  • Project initiation: Starting a successful project from Google via Coursera. “This course shows you how to set a project on course for success in the first phase of the project life cycle, the project initiation phase.”

  • Process data from dirty to clean from Google via Coursera. “In this course, you will further expand your understanding of data analysis and the concepts and tools that data analysts use in their work.”

  • Start the UX design process: empathize, define and generate ideas from Google via Coursera. “In this course you will complete the initial stages of the design process for a project that you can include in your portfolio.”

  • Psychological first aid: supporting children and young people from Public Health England on FutureLearn. No additional credit for why this one was popular in the time of Covid. It teaches adults “to support the mental health of children and young people in emergency and crisis situations”.

  • Analyze data to answer questions from Google via Coursera. In this one, you move on to “explore the ‘analysis’ phase of the data analysis process”.

  • Excel for everyone: core basics from the University of British Columbia via edX. “Learn Excel basics, including data manipulation, spreadsheets, and basic data analysis.”

  • Data analysis with R programming from Google via Coursera. “You’ll discover how R can help you clean, organize, analyze, visualize, and report on data in new and more powerful ways.”

  • Introduction to Statistics from Stanford University via Coursera. This course is designed to help you “gain the foundational skills that will prepare you to pursue more advanced topics in statistical reasoning and machine learning”.

  • Share data through the art of visualization from Google via Coursera. “This course will show you how data visualizations like visual dashboards can help bring your data to life. You will also learn about Tableau, a data visualization platform.”

  • Agile project management from Google via Coursera. “This course will examine the history, approach and philosophy of agile project management, including the Scrum framework.”

  • Project planning: putting everything together from Google via Coursera. “This course examines how to map a project to the second phase of the project lifecycle: the project planning phase.”

  • Google Data Analytics Capstone: Complete a Case Study from Google via Coursera. The eighth course in the Google Data Analytics Certificate. “You will have the opportunity to complete an optional case study that will help you prepare for the data analysis job search.”

  • Nature-based solutions for disaster and climate resilience from the SDG Academy via edX. Another course on the list that addresses the fears of our time. It aims to answer: “What are ‘nature-based solutions’ or NbS? How can they help build resilience to disasters and climate change impacts? Why is NbS relevant? How can I apply NbS in my work and everyday life?”

  • Create wireframes and low-fidelity prototypes from Google via Coursera. “In this course, you will continue to design a mobile app for your professional UX portfolio.”

  • Technical basics of the AWS Cloud from Amazon Web Services via Coursera. A course for those in a technical role who want to learn the basics of AWS.

  • Project Execution: Running the project from Google via Coursera. “This course will address the execution and completion phase of the project lifecycle.”

  • Python project for data science from IBM via Coursera. “This mini-course is designed for you to demonstrate basic Python skills for working with data. Completion of this course involves work on a hands-on project.”

  • Conduct UX research and test early concepts from Google via Coursera. “In this course you will learn how to plan and conduct a usability study to collect feedback on designs.”

  • AWS Cloud Practitioner Essentials from Amazon Web Services via Coursera. This course provides an understanding of “fundamental AWS cloud concepts to help you gain confidence to contribute to your organization’s cloud initiatives.”

  • Introduction to Google Workspace administration from Google Cloud via Coursera. This course “introduces you to your cloud directory and how to break down your organization into organizational units to simplify user and service management.”

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