Open Class

NTF mission:

omprehensive support to development of an effective education and research system as a foundation of the Russian economy and society competitiveness


Open Class

 Networking educational communities


The Internet-project Open Class. Networking educational communities ( was created at the request of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation to develop and support cooperation between teachers, students/pupils and their parents, for enhancing the quality of educational process.

The main objectives are:

  • to increase the amount of educational content in the Russian-language Internet-segment;

  • to create positive Internet behavior model for students in academic studies using network services widespread among young people (literacy, the absence of prohibited content, effective joint educational activities, etc);

  • to provide teachers with effective mechanism for urgent and timely consulting and methodological support, not only on issues relating to developing ICT-competences.


The project Open Class is based on principals of openness and accessibility, education through actions and lifelong learning.

Registered users of the website can:

  • work and communicate in almost 2000 ongoing communities in the sphere of education;

  • create, post on, debate, evaluate different educational Internet-resources;

  • organize projects and competitions for students and teachers. 

  • train and develop ICT-competences in distant form, participating in training programmes, master classes (workshops) and seminars.

  • debate urgent issues in blogs,  help each other and share experience


Facts and Figures:

  1. Audience : more than 138490 registered users

  2. Web-site traffic: more than 20 000 visitors per day

  3. Material posted on the website: more than 141900 files


2010 is the Year of the Teacher in Russia. The official Internet-platform of the Year of the Teacher is posted on the Open Class website, where users can:

  • get the information and give comments on the most recent news from regions of Russia;

  • examine official documents and materials of the Year of the Teacher Press-center;

  • take part in an interactive survey

  • see the results of the monitoring on reflecting the Year of the Teacher theme in mass media.