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CrowdCourse: A Collaborative Education Platform

CrowdCourse is an open, collaborative education platform where anyone can contribute. Lessons are short and to the point, and consist of videos and quizzes.

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EDUKWEST is always on the search for projects that have the potential to change education for the better. This is one of them.

CrowdCourse: A Collaborative Education Platform

 

The Gist

I'm Alex Browne, the creator of CrowdCourse. I'm 20 years old and I have about 2 years of programming and web design experience. The idea for CrowdCourse comes from some of the problems I have personally faced as a student and some of the shortcomings of existing online education solutions.

CrowdCourse is a unique idea. It combines the organization of sites like Khan Academy or Coursera with the crowd-sourced nature of sites like YouTube or Wikipedia. We're changing the way education works by providing a platform for teachers to effectively reach a wide audience, and by making it easier than ever to find what you're looking for and learn fast.

Check out our site at crowdcourse.com!

What We Need & What You Get

CrowdCourse is a not-for-profit organization, but keeping a site like this online isn't cheap. Up until now I've been paying for all the costs out of pocket, but it's gotten to the point we're I simply cannot continue. We're asking for $3,000 dollars to keep CrowdCourse online for our first year. Most of the funds will go toward basic upkeep costs like web and database hosting and video hosting. The rest will go toward marketing materials, which will include flyers for college campuses as well as online advertisements and SEO.

For helping out, you can recieve...

  • exclusive updates
  • a hand-written thank you note
  • an official CrowdCourse t-shirt
  • and more!

Check out the perks on the right to find out more.

The Impact

We want to make a dent in the rapidly expanding online education space. We want to make it easier for anyone to have access to high quality education, and help them learn quickly and effectively. We want to provide talented and passionate teachers with an opportunity to reach learners outside of their own classroom. We need your help!

Other Ways You Can Help

If you can't help us with funding, don't worry! Here are some other ways you can help:

  • Tell your friends and help spread the word
  • Visit the site at crowdcourse.com and tell me what you think (I always enjoy hearing feedback)
  • Contribute to CrowdCourse by adding videos or quizzes, or by starting new courses.

I'm also looking for partners. If you're interested in the idea and want to help, contact me at alex@crowdcourse.com.

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