SANTA CLARA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Chegg, Inc. (NYSE: CHGG), the leading student-focused online learning company, today announced the expansion of its faculty-focused Uversity platform into Canada and the United Kingdom.
Through Uversity, instructors are compensated for sharing their course materials in Chegg’s first library of supplemental learning content. Students, in turn, have access to sought-after educational materials, including study guides, practice quizzes, and lab and class notes, from leading educators in international markets around the world.
Since Uversity launched in the US in June 2021, there are over 180,000 instructor-developed content on the platform and over 6,000 faculty have already been verified to participate, coming from nearly 30% of all institutions of higher education in the United States.
“At Chegg, we are passionate about helping students learn. Our research shows that 8 out of 10 students believe that instructor-created materials are the most effective materials for their course,” said Nina Huntemann, Ph.D., Chief Academic Advisor at Chegg. “That’s why we’re building Uversity – so millions of students have access to educational excellence and exceptional learning resources on Chegg’s platform with the support they need to navigate their own academic paths and achieve success.In addition, Uversity is offering these instructors a new compensation opportunity that rewards them for their valuable learning materials.
Developed in collaboration with a panel of academic experts, Uversity is simple to use. Once an educator is verified by Chegg through fast and secure online registration, they can upload subject-specific learning materials, which when approved by Chegg will match students’ needs to provide additional learning support . Educators are compensated for their content contributions and, most importantly, retain ownership of their intellectual property rights while granting Chegg certain limited exclusive licenses.
Uversity is one of the ways Chegg works closely with faculty to ensure it develops programs that engage, support, and serve educators. Chegg’s Academic Advisory Board, for example, is a highly experienced group of senior academic leaders who provide insight and advice to help the company better understand and meet the needs and challenges of today’s educators.
“The way students learn today is changing, in part thanks to new digital tools and resources,” said Paul Kim, Ph.D., associate dean and chief technology officer at the Stanford Graduate School of Education and member of the Academic Advisory Board of Chegg. “The challenge, however, can be finding the right learning content from trusted, high-quality sources.” Uversity works to solve this problem by connecting highly sought-after instructors with students in need in the whole world.”
Millions of people around the world are learning with Chegg. Our mission is to improve learning and learning outcomes by putting students first. We support lifelong learners, starting with their academic journey and continuing through their careers. The Chegg platform provides products and services to help learners better understand their academic course material, and also provides personal and professional development training, to help them achieve their learning goals. Chegg is a public company based in Santa Clara, California, and listed on the NYSE under the symbol CHGG. For more information, visit www.chegg.com.