SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Chegg, the connected learning platform, today announced that it is the recipient of the inaugural Return on Education (ROE) Award in the Kaizen Education category at the ASU/GSV Education Innovation Summit in Scottsdale, Arizona.
"We're thrilled to be recognized as one of the leading companies fostering growth and innovation in education, helping students succeed both inside and outside of the classroom," said Dan Rosensweig, President and CEO of Chegg. "It's imperative that we as an education community give students the resources and tools they need to improve their work and continually better themselves."
The Kaizen philosophy of education relies on the foundation that people are continually bettering themselves, learning more and improving their overall work. Chegg fosters this ideology by continuing to innovate in the education space, offering students study tools, access to scholarships, eTextbooks, textbook rentals, college matching and much more to millions of students throughout the nation.
In total, over 150 nominations were received, and recipients of the Return on Education Awards were selected based on their scale, innovation and sustainability, in addition to fulfilling the following criteria:
- Dramatically improving learning outcomes
- Providing substantial leverage to learning leaders including teachers, professors & self-learners
- Significantly increasing access to education
- Greatly reducing the cost for learners and/or learning institutions
The ROE Innovation Awards were presented by ASU, GSV and the Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation. Other finalists in the Kaizen Education category included CreativeLIVE, Learnist, MyEdu Corporation and Parchment. Chegg was honored at the ROE Awards Dinner on April 17, 2013.
Chegg, the student hub, is transforming the way millions of students learn by connecting them to the people and tools needed to succeed in college through homework help, course selection, eTextbook and textbook options as well as school and scholarship connections. Students nationwide use Chegg 365 days a year to make learning easier, more accessible and more productive. As a part of the company's philanthropic efforts, Chegg is dedicated to its Chegg For Good program, which empowers students to be a catalyst for change on their campus, in their communities and around the world. From starting as a textbook rental company to evolving into the student hub, Chegg is enhancing education for millions of students by saving them time, saving them money and helping them get smarter. For more information, visit www.chegg.com.