From Orwell to Shakespeare, Course Hero is bringing some of the world’s most-studied and beloved literature to life, launching their first phase of animated video study guides both on their website and their YouTube channel. The videos use a mix of animation and live-action narration to illustrate the main ideas, concepts, and historical context for each book. Course Hero created the videos as a way to serve a growing market for the 65 percent of people who identify as visual learners.
The short-form videos provide summaries and analyses for novels, plays, and short stories that are commonly studied at the high school and college level. To date, videos are available for Animal Farm, The Odyssey, Lord of the Flies, The Alchemist, and Fahrenheit 451. Over the coming months, videos will be published for 20 more titles, including To Kill a Mockingbird, Of Mice and Men, Pride and Prejudice, and several Shakespearean plays. Course Hero plans to add many more in the coming years.
“These videos pack a lot of valuable insight from subject matter experts into a digestible format for students who prefer using mobile or digital learning tools to study,” says Course Hero CEO and co-founder Andrew Grauer. “They’re ideal for students who need a clear and concise way to ground the complex themes and concepts they’re reading about—and they’re a great supplementary tool for educators in the classroom.”
Narrated by Educators
Course Hero’s literature videos are narrated by college educators who share their knowledge on the symbols, themes, characters, and motifs found in the classics.
“We’re thrilled to have educators proactively involved in helping us create a fun and educational learning experience,” continued Grauer. “It’s a testament to the quality of content we’re creating for the millions of students using our platform to master their classes.”
In addition to videos, Course Hero also has a continually growing library of hundreds of literature study guides and infographics available to download for free. To view all available literature study guides, visit www.coursehero.com/lit.