Posted on Tuesday, December 9th, 2014 by Will Hagle
Class Central is a free online course aggregator featuring classes from top universities like Stanford, MIT and Harvard offered via Coursera, Udacity, edX and others.
Class Central is an online education discovery tool. The site helps prospective students find Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), which are offered on several different platforms via many prestigious universities. Stanford, MIT and Harvard — among others — all offer free online courses in multiple subjects that are open to students around the world. Class Central does not offer any courses of its own, but it serves as an aggregator of the best, highest quality courses offered online. The site displays courses from major providers like Coursera, Udacity and edX, as well as smaller, lesser-known online learning sites.
If you have an idea as to what you’d like to learn, searching for a course on Class Central is easy. You can also browse by subject, and Class Central lists hundreds of courses in topics like Health & Medicine, Computer Science and the Humanities. Class Central also goes beyond just aggregation by offering additional content related to the world of MOOCs. The site publishes the MOOC Report, a monthly column designed to highlight a list of the best courses that will be starting soon. The site also updates with information about MOOC news, such as President Obama’s announcement of free verified certificates via ConnectEd. Online education is growing quickly, and Class Central is a useful resource for finding the right courses to take.