Course Hero: Empowering Students to Learn Effectively

Andrew Grauer, CEO & Co-Founder
In the modern day, stress levels for students are off the charts and their time is extremely scarce. Col-lege students feel an incredible amount of pressure to perform, and the cost of education has grown significantly. The education system is undergoing a paradigm shift with increased access to internet and technology influencing this segment. This influence is bringing into light amazing opportunities for innovation, and this increased familiarity with online educational tools has probed students and teachers to seek a room where they can share knowledge with others in their community. “While pursuing my studies at Cornell, I conceptualized the need for a platform to transform the traditional classroom model,” says Andrew Grauer, CEO and Co-Founder of Course Hero. Grauer’s idea influenced him to develop the Course Hero platform to share study resources and knowledge essential for a deeper understanding of the course. “All our materials are free to students who share their own materials with the community or are available for a fee that is typically the fraction of the cost of a textbook,” he adds.

Course Hero’s digital learning platform provides an array of online educational resources, including crowdsourced study documents, expert tutors, and customizable flashcards. The platform houses more than 7 million crowdsourced and course-specific study resources in the form of class notes, study guides, and practice problems. “The ever-expanding availability of crowdsourced knowledge and tools helps to put the power in the hands of the learner, allowing them to take charge of their education and take part in the education of others,” says Grauer.

Course Hero differentiates itself by offering an unmatched combination of content volume and course specificity. It has millions of user-created materials that are unique, highly specific, and sufficient for education purposes.
“While our competitors may also offer study resources, tutoring, or flashcards, Course Hero has the largest library of course-specific study resources in the world. Students use these supplementary educational materials to ask and answer questions for their specific courses,” says Grauer. The wide availability of information in the online medium has attracted the attention of students across the globe, thereby making Course Hero’s library a unique proposition in the education segment.


Course Hero will build the biggest and best digital archive of answers to course-specific questions and will surpass the expectations of students who need answers to course-specific questions.


Grauer tries to maintain “persistent optimism” and has made that a staple of Course Hero’s culture. “It’s always been important to us that our team members’ everyday experiences reflect the degree to which we value their creativity, dedication, and passion for improving education,” says Grauer.

“Course Hero’s mission is to build the biggest digital archive of answers to course-specific questions and to surpass the expectations of students who need answers for all their project related assignments. To accomplish our mission, we’re constantly monitoring the landscape of education technology and adapting to meet the ever-changing needs of college students all over the world.”

Company
Course Hero

Headquarters
Redwood City, CA

Management
Andrew Grauer, CEO & Co-Founder

Description
A digital learning platform that provides an array of online course-specific educational resources, including crowdsourced study documents, expert tutors, and customizable flashcards.