A List Of 75 MOOCs For Teachers & Students

a-list-of-moocs-for-teachers-and-studentsA List Of 75 MOOCs For Teachers & Students 

by Mike Acedo

In today’s world, society has placed its highest value ever on upper education and its requirement in the work force.

Unfortunately, the price tag for such an education has simultaneously risen exponentially, limiting millions of potential students from attaining the fundamental human right of a quality education. Furthermore, it prevents students from broadening their own knowledge and stems their capability of developing new skills that may improve their own lives, their families, and their communities. Fortunately, with the rise of technology in today’s society, it has become possible for the low income and underserved members of society to have access to a free, quality education from some of the top universities in the world.

With the rise of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC), students from anywhere with an Internet connection, can access free courses facilitated by some of the top educators and experts in every subject area. From mathematics, to computer science, to philosophy, to business design, MOOCs give learners unprecedented access to some of the most valuable knowledge, from some of the most prestigious universities, for free. Though most of the courses do not offer actual credit towards a degree, some MOOCs are beginning to offer certificates, additional credit options, and other enhanced learning services for nominal fees. Students have also been able to submit course work done through MOOCs to their own universities and be granted credit or research units. Additionally, students may use completed courses as a way to build their qualifications by highlighting their work on resumes, cover letters, and social media.

Though some have criticized the real value of MOOCs, it is undeniable that these courses give students the capacity to learn at a level never before made available to them. It may not be perfect, nor at times pretty or easy, but it is a step forward towards the ultimate goal of providing a quality education to not only the lucky and privileged, but to all who seek to better themselves through learning.

Below is a list of courses from various MOOC providers, separated by subject areas that are increasingly valuable in today’s society. Also included are courses that educators can use to improve their own teaching methods, skills, and facilitate a more effective learning environment in their classrooms.

Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC) for Students

Social Science

  1. How to Change the World

  2. Introduction to Global Sociology

  3. Unlocking the Immunity to Change: A New Approach to Personal Improvement

  4. Public Privacy: Cyber Security and Human Rights

  5. Society, Science, Survival: Lessons from AMC’s The Walking Dead

  6. Creativity, Innovation, and Change

  7. Learning by Giving

  8. Sports and Society

  9. Moralities of Everyday Life

  10. Developing the Sociological Imagination

Personal and Professional Development

  1. Time and Stress Management

  2. Social Entrepreneurship: A Grassroots Revolution

  3. Lead like an Entrepreneur

  4. Decision Skills: Power Tools to Build your Life

  5. Think Again: How to Reason and Argue

  6. A Crash Course on Creativity

  7. Job Search Skills

  8. Online Reputation for Career Success

  9. Resume Writing

  10. Computer Skills and Literacy

Information, Technology, and Design

  1. Innovation for Powerful Outcomes

  2. Design: Creation of Artifacts in Society

  3. Information Literacy for Art and Design Students

  4. Digital Art and Design Criticism

  5. Human-Computer Interaction

  6. Innovation and Design Thinking

  7. Securing Digital Democracy

  8. Video Games and Learning

  9. Learn to Program: The Fundamentals

  10. Computer Science 101


  1. Effective Thinking Through Mathematics

  2. Social and Economic Networks: Models and Analysis

  3. Numbers for Life

  4. College Foundations: Reading, Writing, and Math

  5. Differential Equations in Action

  6. Image and Video processing: From Mars to Hollywood with a stop at the hospital

  7. Games without Chance: Combinatorial Game Theory

  8. Making Better Group Decisions: Voting, Judgment Aggregation and Fair Division

  9. Introduction to Logic

  10. Introduction to Mathematical Philosophy

Business & Management

  1. The DO School Start-Up Lab

  2. Grow to Greatness: Smart Growth for Private Businesses, Part I

  3. Introduction to Business Communication

  4. Inspiring Leadership through Emotional Intelligence

  5. The Power of Macroeconomics: Economic Principles in the Real World

  6. Business Ethics for the Real World

  7. New Models of Business in Society

  8. How to Build a Startup

  9. Leading Strategic Innovation in Organization

  10. What’s Your Big Idea?

Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC) for Teachers

  1. Effective Classroom Interactions: Supporting Young Children’s Development

  2. Surviving Your Rookie Year of Teaching: 3 Key Ideas & High Leverage Technique

  3. Emerging Trends & Technologies In the Virtual K-12 Classroom

  4. Foundations of Teaching for Learning 2: Being a Teacher

  5. Foundations of Teaching for Learning 3: Learners and Learning

  6. Foundations of Teaching for Learning 4: Curriculum

  7. Foundations of Teaching for Learning 7: Being a Professional

  8. Foundations of Teaching for Learning 8: Developing Relationships

  9. Common Core in Action: Literacy Across Content Areas

  10. History and Future of (Mostly) Higher Education

  11. Blended Learning: Personalizing Education for Students

  12. On the Hunt for Feedback: Self-Directed Teacher Improvement

  13. Tinkering Fundamentals: Integrating Making Activities into Your STEM Classroom

  14. Foundations of Virtual Instruction

  15. First Year Teaching (Elementary Grades) – Success from the Start

  16. First Year Teaching (Secondary Grades) – Success From the Start

  17. The Brain- Targeted Teaching Model for 21st Century Schools

  18. Integrating Engineering Into Your Science Classroom

  19. Common Core in Action: Math Formative Assessment

  20. K-12 Teaching in the 21st Century

  21. How to Teach with Technology

  22. E-learning and Digital Cultures

  23. Digital Learning Transition MOOC for Educators (MOOC-Ed)

  24. Tech Explorations in the Common Core

  25. Teaching Character and Creating Positive Classrooms