Chegg Expands Beyond Textbook Rental Industry; New Educational Services Include Class Scheduling and Homework Help
Chegg Redefines Textbook Rental Industry with New Set of Digital Solutions for Students
SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Chegg, the number one online textbook rental company, today announced it will expand its digital offering with more services to help students succeed in school. Chegg will feature personalized educational tools to help students save time, money and get smarter.
The new website will allow students nationwide to rent their textbooks, get homework help, and for the already 600 participating schools, get course advice from one destination. Students can now access information about their classes and professors, making it easier to pick the right classes as well as step by step explanations to textbook and homework help. The site design is the first of its kind to offer students a more comprehensive and multifaceted way of learning and organizing their academic life. Over the course of the year students can expect the site to increase personalization features. The company also expects to expand the course selection offering to nearly 1000 schools by year end.
"Chegg is an advocate for college students and is committed to helping them navigate through the challenges of college," said Dan Rosensweig, CEO of Chegg. "With technology changing the education landscape, Chegg is excited to be at the forefront of that evolution by providing students with more services that help them do better in school."
Over the past 12 months, Chegg has been strategically investing in new technology services to expand beyond textbook rentals into a more comprehensive product offering so students only have to go to one site to get their textbooks, schedule courses and get homework help. To learn more about Chegg, go to www.chegg.com.
Chegg, the number one online textbook rental company, is helping students on more than 6,400 campuses nationwide save time, save money and get smarter. Students can save hundreds by renting in a variety of ways: online at Chegg.com, from the Chegg iPhone app, on select campus bookstores through the Powered by Chegg program and its exclusive partnership with the Independent College Bookstore Association (ICBA). In addition, to help students succeed in their college career, Chegg has expanded its offerings to include CourseRank, a course scheduling tool, and Cramster, the leading provider of online homework help. As a part of the company's on-going environmental efforts, Chegg plants a tree every time a student rents through a partnership with American Forests' Global ReLeaf program. Since its founding in 2007, the company has grown into a respected and trusted brand used by college students and was recently named to Time's Top 50 Websites. For more information, visit www.chegg.com.
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