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December 03, 2012

Course Hero Includes Paid Courses in its Course Creation Platform

By Deepika Mala, TMCnet Contributor

Course Hero, a premier provider of digital learning tools, recently added a new feature, the ability to charge for courses hosted on Course Hero to its Course Creation Platform.

Officials said that the new feature will allow experts to build and deliver engaging courses and publish them to Course Hero’s catalog. It will also provide them with the option to either make their content free or set a price for access to their course.

Released in August, the Course Creation Platform provides experts a simple step-by-step process for organizing content, delivering assessments and incentivizing student progress with game mechanics.

“Both students and subject matter experts need tangible rewards to incentivize students to continue learning and experts to create the necessary educational material,” said Andrew Grauer, CEO of Course Hero, in a statement. “With Paid (News - Alert) Courses, we’re enabling a knowledge marketplace that not only allows students to access the high quality content they need to achieve their goals but also gives subject matter experts ownership of the process, allowing them to be financially rewarded for sharing their insights.”

Course Hero, at the launch, will be offering two new courses from well-known educators including “Photoshop CS6 Crash Course” by consultant and designer Jeremy Shuback, who has taught more than 150,000 people Photoshop, and “Branding, Public Relations, and Social Media Foundations” by branding consultant and content manager for Games for Change, Jeff Ramos.

Experts will be allowed to set their own prices for courses through a revenue share model. They will also be able to contribute to Course Hero’s free and open courseware catalog, which already has more than 40 courses in areas including entrepreneurship, business and Web programming.

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Edited by Brooke Neuman

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