With curated Courses, Course Hero is demonstrating that the traditional classroom model is just one option of many for attaining a high quality education.
Redwood City, CA (PRWEB) April 13, 2012
Course Hero, Inc., a leading provider of digital learning tools, today announced the launch of twenty two full-length academic courses in Entrepreneurship, Business and Web Programming.
Course Hero is leveraging freely available online resources to deliver a scalable and affordable solution to meet the growing demand for quality education. By curating the best open educational content on the web and layering in assessment tools and game mechanics, Course Hero created Courses that provide paths to mastery in a range of subjects.
“Course Hero recognized that there is a wealth of high quality educational content already available online, but the Internet’s lack of structure makes it difficult for a self-motivated individual to learn that material efficiently,” said Course Hero CEO, Andrew Grauer. “With Courses, we’ve built the course infrastructure to organize that content in a way that guides the user through a learning flow, assesses their understanding and rewards their progress.”
Courses follow a modular format and integrate assessment and game mechanics to incentivize engagement. While badges reward student progress within the course flow, Course Hero reserves real world opportunities to reward top students who complete five or more courses in either the Entrepreneurship, Business or Web Programming Path. Course Hero will be offering these top students the opportunity to enter a business plan competition for a pitch meeting with SV Angel and a $5,000 prize or the chance to land a job at Course Hero.
“Most online courses expand the classroom by putting the lecture experience online,” Grauer said. “With curated Courses, Course Hero is demonstrating that the traditional classroom model is just one option of many for attaining a high quality education.”
Course Hero offers its Entrepreneurship, Business and Web Programming Courses for free on http://www.coureshero.com.
About Course Hero
Course Hero is an online platform providing educational resources to help students learn more effectively. Whether exploring new subjects or mastering key topics, Course Hero provides interested learners with the tools they need to achieve their goals. For more information, visit us at http://www.coursehero.com.