Course Hero, the pioneering online learning platform that enables college students and educators to contribute and share notes and other resources, announced the launch of a beta program that will allow college faculty in the U.S. and Canada to earn income by uploading and sharing unique teaching, learning and study materials with both peers and students.
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The Educator Exchange was created to recognize the value of lecture notes, practice tests, explanations and teaching materials created by a growing community of 40,000+ faculty, now active on the Course Hero platform, to help students study and learn more effectively, and help educators achieve a greater impact through their teaching practice. Faculty will have the opportunity to learn more about the beta program, provide early feedback, and sign up during the Course Hero Education Summit, an online convening of more than 7,000 educators, July 29-31.
“This exchange reflects our commitment to creating a space where creative, collaborative, and entrepreneurial educators can thrive. It is rooted in the recognition that educators deserve to be compensated for their time and expertise when they share resources and practices that not only help their fellow educators, but improve student outcomes,” said Andrew Grauer, Co-founder and CEO of Course Hero. “We want to enable faculty to receive a share in the economic value that their content creates because teaching innovation deserves to be rewarded.”
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Similar to other resource exchange marketplaces, which have grown in popularity among K-12 teachers in recent years, faculty who contribute teaching and learning resources to the Course Hero library will be paid up to half of the revenue their documents generate.
“In this time of uncertainty and change in higher education, the prospect of not only helping others learn, but also getting financially rewarded, simply by sharing information, is exciting. I hope this empowers a vast and diverse array of educators to collaborate and improve pedagogy for all,” said Dr. Nicole Young, an assistant professor of organizational behavior at Franklin & Marshall College who has been advising Course Hero on the Educator Exchange offering. “When we collaborate and share plans, materials, and knowledge, we all benefit.”
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