During quarantine, you may find you have some extra time on your hands. Why not develop a new skill, learn about something you’ve always been interested in or improve your well being?
There are 100s of free online courses available, many are free and taught by professors at top schools. We’ve chosen some of our favorites so check out the professor’s ratings and if you do take a course, come back and rate them yourself!
1. Data Science: Machine Learning – Build a movie recommendation system and learn the science behind one of the most popular and successful data science techniques.
Professor: Rafael Irizarry at Harvard University
2. Success – 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.
Professor: Richard Shell at University of Pennsylvania and Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
3. The Science of Well-Being – In this course you will engage in a series of challenges designed to increase your own happiness and build more productive habits. As preparation for these tasks, Professor Laurie Santos reveals misconceptions about happiness, annoying features of the mind that lead us to think the way we do, and the research that can help us change. You will ultimately be prepared to successfully incorporate a specific wellness activity into your life.
Professor: Laurie Santos from Yale