Course Hero is an online learning platform for course-specific study resources. Founded by college student Andrew Grauer in 2006, Course Hero is on a mission to help students graduate confident and prepared.
Course Hero supports students on their unique learning journey as they seek help and resources to better understand their coursework, prepare for exams, learn and remember. Students can subscribe or contribute their own resources to access millions of learning materials including practice problems, study guides, textbook solutions, and step-by-step explanations for every subject. More than 200,000 faculty across the United States, Canada, and Australia have joined the Course Hero educator community to share their resources, collaborate with other faculty, and hone new strategies for instruction.
Course Hero is a part of Learneo, Inc., a platform of productivity and learning businesses. In addition to Course Hero, the Learneo portfolio includes CliffsNotes, the original and iconic study guide company; LitCharts, a creator of literature resources; QuillBot, an AI-powered writing companion helping anyone improve their writing skills; Scribbr, a multilingual academic proofreading service, and Symbolab, an AI-based mathematics resource.
Course Hero’s growing community of higher education faculty share the goals of helping fellow educators develop their teaching skills and helping students to learn and succeed in their studies. Through Course Hero, educators share their resources, collaborate with other faculty, and hone new strategies for instruction. More than 200,000 educators are on the platform. Faculty contribute resources such as assignments, quizzes, case studies, lecture notes, and more. Faculty also join Course Hero to learn new skills and teaching strategies from instructors and subject matter experts through a range of event formats, including workshops, discussions, and community gatherings.
Supporting students and educators goes beyond providing online study and course materials, tutoring, and access to an educator community. We recognize the often Herculean efforts students make to reach graduation confident and prepared. The Hero Student Scholarship recognizes students who overcome obstacles in their college journeys. We award them $5,000 per year until they graduate. We also have scholarships specifically for first-generation college students, community leaders, and veterans, among others.
The College Grit program is an initiative aimed at acknowledging and supporting students and the everyday challenges they overcome while on their journey to graduation. The program invites students to share their stories of grit, however big or small, and be rewarded for their courage, strength, and ingenuity. Reaching graduation is more complicated than ever for many students, and COVID-19 has only exacerbated challenges faced by the new majority of students who are working while in school, have children or someone depending on them, or are unsure of where they will get their next meal. It is essential students feel supported and encouraged as they advance towards graduation.
The Covid-19 pandemic added more pressure to students and educators than they were already experiencing. To support students and educators during such an uncertain time, Course Hero committed $500,000 to a Student Emergency Aid Initiative. Students applied to gain financial support for their immediate needs. We also offered students and educators access to learning and teaching resources within our document library and facilitated peer reviews among educators who sought feedback on their remote-teaching practices.