OREANDA-NEWS. According to Vesti.ru, the Coursera educational platform has compiled a list of courses that users have most often signed up for in the past year. According to the press service of the company, the Russians were most interested in classes in programming, mathematics and machine learning, as well as economics, photography and English.

As explained in the company, the difficult epidemiological situation has pushed many Internet users to educate themselves "as a source of hope, growth and resilience in the face of economic uncertainty and disruptions in educational and work processes." Since March 2020, when the World Health Organization recognized the spread of COVID-19 as a pandemic, 69 million have signed up for online lessons. This figure was 430% higher than in the same period in 2019.

The top five most demanded courses in Russia were named. These are: "Neuro Linguistics" from St. Petersburg State University, "Fundamentals of Python Programming" from the Higher School of Economics, "Learn to Learn: Powerful Mental Tools to Help You Master Complex Subjects" from McMaster University and UC San Diego, "English for Development careers "from the University of Pennsylvania and" The Science of Wellbeing "from Yale University. The top ten also includes "Economics for Non-Economists", "Machine Learning", "Mathematics and Python for Data Analysis", "Fundamentals of Photography", "Introduction to Machine Learning".