Whiteman MOOC Makes Top 50 List

Dr. Wayne Whiteman's online course Introduction to Engineering Mechanics made Class Central's list of Top 50 MOOCs of All Time for 2017. Introduction to Engineering Mechanics serves as an introduction to learning and applying the principles required to solve engineering mechanics problems. The course addresses the modeling and analysis of static equilibrium problems with an emphasis on real world engineering applications and problem solving.

Dr. Whiteman's course is one of only two engineering offerings in the Top 50. The list includes MOOCs (massive open online courses) from all disciplines, including computing, humanities and social sciences. Class Central, a giant curated catalog of MOOCs spread across different online course provides, created the list from over 8,000 MOOCs from around 750 universities worldwide, basing the rankings on thousands of reviews written by Class Central users.

The 2017 Top 50 list includes courses from 35 universities (22 of which are in the U.S.) and one research institute. Coursera is the top MOOC provider with 28 courses in the Top 50 and edX is second with nine courses.

By providing a well-reviewed list of offerings, Class Central hopes to encourage new learners to explore the world of online courses and facilitate a great first experience.