Originally posted on edtechdigest.com:
It’s already been a busy 2012 for Andrew Grauer (pictured, right). His company, Course Hero, kicked off the year with a relaunch of their Flashcards app, featuring a bold new redesign and the addition of Optimal Learn proprietary technology to help a student master any flashcard set by a given deadline. Just last month, they announced the launch of 22 free full-length courses, the latest addition to the Course Hero suite of educational resources. Have a look at a previous interview we did with Andrew if you haven’t already, and catch up with him here on how his company is moving out of a one-dimensional moving-courses-to-the-web approach and on to a greater mission of disrupting traditional learning to offer dynamic new ways to understand the world around us.
Victor: There are already a lot of institutions, companies and even individuals providing online courses: MIT OpenCourseware, Udacity, Coursera, Khan Academy to name a few. Why did Course Hero see an opportunity to make Courses now?
Andrew: There is a tremendous amount of quality educational resources out there and everyday companies, individuals and institutions are making amazing strides in developing better, more dynamic content. MIT and Khan Academy are doing great work, but we saw an opportunity to develop a more scalable solution to meet the growing demand for quality, open education.