Course Hero, an online learning platform that empowers millions of students and educators to succeed, revealed that they have accumulated more than 60,000 educator accounts on their platform since February.
The company, which now counts over 10 million students who use its platform to supplement their class work with course-specific study materials, also announced the release of Course Hero for Educators to help educators save time in preparing their courses.
“Educators are under constant pressure to create new class materials and lesson plans that not only keep materials current, but also align with changing teaching standards and the evolving learning styles of students,” said Course Hero Co-founder and CEO Andrew Grauer. “It’s a huge challenge, and there is no reason for educators to tackle it alone. Course Hero wants to bring educators together, to help them find new inspiration, learn new techniques, and investigate multiple perspectives, all while saving valuable time.”
“As Educators and students, we live in a world that is increasingly online, personalized and collaborative,” said Arthur Levine, President of the Woodrow Wilson Foundation and a former president and professor of education at Teachers College, Columbia University. “Our most valuable resource, aside from our knowledge and love of teaching, is our time. Each of us would love to have more time to teach, research and provide a more personal learning experience for our students. Course Hero supplements our efforts outside the classroom by providing students with on-demand access to study materials and online tutors and now also provides us with a place where we can collaborate with each other, discover new ideas and save time developing new materials to keep our teaching fresh and our students engaged.”
Fueled by their belief that collaborative learning helps students of all ages and backgrounds, Course Hero has created a new space that helps empower educators to do more with less—where teachers, professors, TAs, and tutors can share teaching and learning resources that have helped their students to succeed both inside and outside the classroom.
Course Hero for Educators is free to join and enables educators to get access to new materials online either by uploading and sharing their own materials or by purchasing a subscription.