Three interesting Massive Online Open Courses (MOOC’s) to consider

Dressel, Timothy

Harms, Hidde

Difficulties filling your quarantine? Have you already seen Tiger King, Too Hot to Handle and the latest season of Casa The Papel? Maybe it is time to start filling your time with more meaningful activities.

Already before the outbreak of COVID-19 and millions of people in lockdown, MOOC’s where getting more popular. This type of education relies solely upon an internet connection and strong self-discipline. It does not require any enrollment into the universities or businesses that provide these courses. The courses are mostly given through a platform that earns money on selling certificates for upon course completion. The content is almost always 100% free. 

Universities are eager to cooperate to boost their CSR and market their education. To help you find a course of your interest, we have selected 3 different courses in different categories: self-development, hard skills and actuality.

Success, Wharton University of Pennsylvania 

This course was designed to help you define what success means to you and to develop a plan for achieving it. Wharton Professor G. Richard Shell, an award-winning author and the creator of the popular Wharton School course on the meaning of success, created this course to help you answer the questions that arise when you consider how best to use your life. He then combines these with the latest scientific insights on everything from self-confidence and happiness to relationships and careers. 

    • Startdate: 11 May 

    • Reviews: 4.8/5 

    • Duration: 4 weeks

    • Free but with a paid certification

CS50's Web Programming with Python and JavaScript, Harvard University

For the more nerdy types amongst us, in this course, you'll learn to write and use APIs, create interactive UIs, and leverage cloud services like GitHub and Heroku. By course's end, you'll emerge with knowledge and experience in principles, languages, and tools that empower you to design and deploy applications on the Internet. If it is too advanced, the more entry-level Computer Science course is also freely available. 

    • Start date: Self Paced

    • Reviews: 5/5

    • Duration: 12 weeks

    • Effort: 6-9 Hours

    • Certification with the price of €135,75 available

The Global Financial Crisis, Yale University

To prepare for the upcoming recession, we thought it would be a good idea to look back to our most recent crisis. In this course, former U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Timothy F. Geithner and Professor Andrew Metrick survey the causes, events, policy responses, and aftermath of the recent global financial crisis.

    • Start date 18 May

    • 11 weeks long

    • Paid certificate available

    • 4.8/5 reviews 1500 heel veel

These courses are only the tip of the iceberg if it comes to online learning, the supply is enormous. If you get caught up on looking for something to study, you want to do a course on a University which is far better than the Ivy league and you want to do a course with a more familiar format. There is always the option to do a course from our own Erasmus University. Because of the coronavirus, the courses are online instead of on the campus. They too are free but only offered in Dutch. Here you can find the upcoming courses. 

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