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10 Most Popular edX Courses in 2016

December 15, 2016 | edX team

As the year comes to a close, we take a look back at our ten most popular courses of 2016, as selected by you, our learners. Our list, based on total enrollments and learner ratings, showcases your favorite courses and what you’ve had to say about them:


10. The Science of Happiness – UC BerkeleyX (Starts January 3, Self-Paced)

Learner rating: 4.5/5

“This was an incredible experience. I am in tears. I think there are many things to highlight about this course that would not be fair if I name any of it. People have to work hard but the reward of this will change your life for good. I assure you. Thanks a lot.” – Oscar

Links to Science of Happiness from UC BerkeleyX         ENROLL TODAY


9. Conversational English Skills – TsinghuaX (Self-Paced)

Learner rating: 4.5/5

“Fun course! For those who are not very proficient in English, it will definitely help. You get to learn a lot about different cultures as well!” – Bharat

Links to Conversational English Skills from TsinghuaX         ENROLL TODAY


8. Introduction to Project Management – AdelaideX (Self-Paced)

Learner rating: 4.5/5

“Every phase of project management was explained in detail. I do recommend this course to enhance professional and personal skills!” – Joana

Links to Introduction to Project Management from AdelaideX         ENROLL TODAY


7. Introduction to Linux – LinuxFoundationX (Self-Paced)

Learner rating: 4/5

“This is my first online course and it could not get better than this. I wish I had known of this course earlier. The content and mode of instruction is just superb.” – Ouya

Links to Introduction to Linux from LinuxFoundationX         ENROLL TODAY


6. Introduction to Java Programming – Part 1 – HKUSTx (Self-Paced)

Learner rating: 4.5/5

“Great introductory Java course. TC Pong does a great job of explaining the content. Most of the content applies not only to Java, but to programming and problem solving in general” – Anonymous

Links to Introduction to Java Programming – Part 1 from HKUSTx         ENROLL TODAY


5. The Science of Everyday Thinking – UQx (Self-Paced)

Learner rating: 5/5

“As a psychologist I was thrilled not only by amount and quality of material, but also by the interviews with top psychologists of the world. The guys interviewed Richard Nisbett, Elizabeth Loftus, “MythBusters”, even Nobel prize winner Daniel Kanneman. Incredible job! Fantastic course and great experience for everybody.” – Dmytro

Links to the Science of Everyday Thinking from UQx         ENROLL TODAY


4. Introduction to Computer Science and Programming Using Python – MITx (Starts January 10)

Learner rating: 4.5/5

“Excellent! This course is a must-take. It is a very comprehensive and great course in Python as well as computer science.” – Yew

Links to Introduction to Computer Science from MITx         ENROLL TODAY


3TOEFL® Test Preparation: The Insider’s Guide – ETSx (Starts January 25)

Learner rating: 4.5/5

“Amazing course, great instructors always there to answer the main concerns. Highly recommended if you want to take the TOEFL Test.” – Anonymous

Links to TOEFL Test Preparation Insiders guide from ETSx         ENROLL TODAY


2. Analyzing and Visualizing Data with Excel – Microsoft (Self-Paced)

Learner rating: 4.5/5

“I’ve learnt a lot and I’ll be able to apply almost everything immediately… It will be very useful for our company and for our clients.” – Jordina

Links to Analyzing and Visualizing Data with Excel from Microsoft        ENROLL TODAY


1. Introduction to Computer Science – HarvardX  (Self-Paced)

Learner rating: 4.5/5

“Just incredible, can’t speak highly enough about this course and do not believe that there could be any better introductory course on CS.” – Philip

Links to Introduction to Computer Science from HarvardX         ENROLL TODAY


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10 Most Popular edX Courses in 2016

December 15, 2016 | edX team

As the year comes to a close, we take a look back at our ten most popular courses of 2016, as selected by you, our learners. Our list, based on total enrollments and learner ratings, showcases your favorite courses and what you’ve had to say about them:


10. The Science of Happiness – UC BerkeleyX (Starts January 3, Self-Paced)

Learner rating: 4.5/5

“This was an incredible experience. I am in tears. I think there are many things to highlight about this course that would not be fair if I name any of it. People have to work hard but the reward of this will change your life for good. I assure you. Thanks a lot.” – Oscar

Links to Science of Happiness from UC BerkeleyX         ENROLL TODAY


9. Conversational English Skills – TsinghuaX (Self-Paced)

Learner rating: 4.5/5

“Fun course! For those who are not very proficient in English, it will definitely help. You get to learn a lot about different cultures as well!” – Bharat

Links to Conversational English Skills from TsinghuaX         ENROLL TODAY


8. Introduction to Project Management – AdelaideX (Self-Paced)

Learner rating: 4.5/5

“Every phase of project management was explained in detail. I do recommend this course to enhance professional and personal skills!” – Joana

Links to Introduction to Project Management from AdelaideX         ENROLL TODAY


7. Introduction to Linux – LinuxFoundationX (Self-Paced)

Learner rating: 4/5

“This is my first online course and it could not get better than this. I wish I had known of this course earlier. The content and mode of instruction is just superb.” – Ouya

Links to Introduction to Linux from LinuxFoundationX         ENROLL TODAY


6. Introduction to Java Programming – Part 1 – HKUSTx (Self-Paced)

Learner rating: 4.5/5

“Great introductory Java course. TC Pong does a great job of explaining the content. Most of the content applies not only to Java, but to programming and problem solving in general” – Anonymous

Links to Introduction to Java Programming – Part 1 from HKUSTx         ENROLL TODAY


5. The Science of Everyday Thinking – UQx (Self-Paced)

Learner rating: 5/5

“As a psychologist I was thrilled not only by amount and quality of material, but also by the interviews with top psychologists of the world. The guys interviewed Richard Nisbett, Elizabeth Loftus, “MythBusters”, even Nobel prize winner Daniel Kanneman. Incredible job! Fantastic course and great experience for everybody.” – Dmytro

Links to the Science of Everyday Thinking from UQx         ENROLL TODAY


4. Introduction to Computer Science and Programming Using Python – MITx (Starts January 10)

Learner rating: 4.5/5

“Excellent! This course is a must-take. It is a very comprehensive and great course in Python as well as computer science.” – Yew

Links to Introduction to Computer Science from MITx         ENROLL TODAY


3TOEFL® Test Preparation: The Insider’s Guide – ETSx (Starts January 25)

Learner rating: 4.5/5

“Amazing course, great instructors always there to answer the main concerns. Highly recommended if you want to take the TOEFL Test.” – Anonymous

Links to TOEFL Test Preparation Insiders guide from ETSx         ENROLL TODAY


2. Analyzing and Visualizing Data with Excel – Microsoft (Self-Paced)

Learner rating: 4.5/5

“I’ve learnt a lot and I’ll be able to apply almost everything immediately… It will be very useful for our company and for our clients.” – Jordina

Links to Analyzing and Visualizing Data with Excel from Microsoft        ENROLL TODAY


1. Introduction to Computer Science – HarvardX  (Self-Paced)

Learner rating: 4.5/5

“Just incredible, can’t speak highly enough about this course and do not believe that there could be any better introductory course on CS.” – Philip

Links to Introduction to Computer Science from HarvardX         ENROLL TODAY