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My Coursera profile lists 67 courses, I have completed ~15 of them and with a passing grade ~8 of them. My most favorite one, which for me was the hardest as well, was The Hardware/Software Interface by Gaetano Borriello and Luis Ceze. I also liked Computer Networks even though it's an introductory course, Functional Programming Principles in Scala which is surprisingly easy unlike the follow up course, High Performance Scientific Computing, Software Security and Cryptography although I prefer Boneh's class. For non-IT related courses I liked Think Again: How to Reason and Argue, Crafting an Effective Writer: Tools of the Trade (Fundamental English Writing), Child Nutrition and Cooking and Work Smarter, Not Harder: Time Management for Personal & Professional Productivity.
I often take time to think why I have so many started but not finished courses. Most of them are abandoned on the first week and my assumption is that when I enroll my expectations for the course content and the workload needed are wrong.
Occasionally, I abandon courses because they demand too much time to get something working on linux or because of luck of time. The thing that I noticed about me is that when I get a little behind the schedule then it's almost certainly that I will abandon the course. Additionally, when I try to commit on two courses at the same time then it's certain that I will abandon at least one (usually both).