Dhawal discovered a passion for education during his time as a masters student in Computer Science at Georgia Tech. When free online courses from top universities started popping up, Dhawal built a one-page site to keep track of these courses. That site, Class Central, is now the leading destination for finding online courses and MOOCs as well as understanding what is happening in the world of online education. Since 2011, more than 60 million learners have used Class Central to decide which online course to take.
Dhawal has completed over a dozen MOOCs and has written over 200 articles on MOOCs, read by millions of people every year. He is a columnist for EdSurge and has written for publications including Techcrunch, VentureBeat, Quartz, and Observer.