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Course Hero Acquires LitCharts to Reinforce Position in Online Study Resources
Friday 11 June 2021

US-based online learning platform Course Hero has acquired LitCharts, a creator of literature resources, to reinforce its position in online study resources that help students and teachers understand complex texts, visualise themes and learn and teach close reading, the company said.

Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

LitCharts is on a mission to make literature more accessible to readers at every level by taking a totally new approach to literary analysis.

Initially created in collaboration with K-12 teachers working to incorporate close reading of complex texts into the classroom, more than 36% of the company's subscribers are educators.

LitCharts, which will operate as an independent brand, will play a role in the build-out of Course Hero's literature library as part of the company's ongoing emphasis on creating best-in-class resources within priority disciplines and subject areas.

The acquisition positions Course Hero as one of the largest providers of literature study aids, offering nearly 9,000 resources, including video, audio, ebooks and infographics.
Date Published: 11/06/2021