Class Central to Acquire Top Free Classes

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. - Oct. 14, 2014 - PRLog -- Class Central today announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Top Free Classes, a leading online service connecting students worldwide to Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). Top Free Classes provides online consumers comprehensive search, personalized content, and community networking, including blogs, reviews, and social media updates. The agreement combines the strengths of Class Central and Top Free Classes to deliver better selection and more features to the rapidly growing numbers of online learners who are learning through MOOCs worldwide.

“Top Free Classes performs an important service, and I am glad that it is joining Class Central, so that we can continue to improve and grow. When there were only a few MOOC providers and a handful of MOOCs in each subject area, it was enough to provide a simple list for people to know about them. But with the increasing number of MOOC providers and the explosion in the number of MOOCs, learners are seeking out more information on high-quality providers and courses” said Dhawal Shah, founder of Class Central.

“Students and education professionals around the world are challenged to make decisions incorporating MOOCs into their educational strategies in the face of a proliferation of information sources,” said Svetlana Anikeeva, Business Development Officer for Top Free Classes. “Our team understands that the ability to turn data into actionable insight and education management recommendations is important and can greatly benefit students around the world, MOOC providers, and universities alike. Class Central shares this important vision and we look forward to seeing this business grow and create even better experiences for MOOC enthusiasts through further service innovation and deeper engagement with course providers and educators.”

“What do MOOC students want? What can they do together? What kind of teaching is best for each of them? We can answer these types of questions through the use of big data analytics to examine the learning patterns of hundreds of thousands of students, like the ones who come to Class Central every day. I believe that the MOOC world has a bright future and that our consolidation will position us to play a key role in it” said Ivan Tarapov, CTO of Top Free Classes.

About Top Free Classes

Top Free Classes was created in mid-2012 as a response to the growing number of classes being offered and the difficulty of finding interesting classes. It serves as a convenient one-stop destination for discovering new classes, finding out other students' opinions, and sharing experiences. For more information, please visit

About Class Central, Inc

Class Central, created in November of 2011, is a comprehensive directory of MOOCs. In addition to course information, reviews, and notifications, Class Central provides high quality articles on upcoming MOOCs and related news items. For more information visit


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