As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve, schools around the world have cleared their campuses and shuttered classroom doors. But the halts to in-person learning haven’t stopped dogged educators from continuing their lessons online—in some cases, for audiences bigger and more diverse than ever before.
One of the most buzzworthy virtual offerings available is a class called “The Science of Well Being,” taught by Yale psychologist Laurie Santos. The course, which got its start on Yale’s campus as “Psychology and the Good Life” in January of 2018, is the most popular class in the university’s history, according to a statement. Enrollment on Coursera is currently open, and in the past two weeks, a whopping 300,000 people have signed up.