Purdue’s expert content and Chegg’s AI-powered platform provide on-demand access to tools that drive student success in school and in the workplace
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. and SANTA CLARA, California, February 6, 2019 – The Purdue University Online Writing Lab (OWL) and Chegg, Inc. (NYSE: CHGG), today announced an exclusive agreement to integrate Chegg’s writing tools with Purdue University’s OWL content to support students on demand when and where they need it. This partnership advances the common goal of the two groups of helping students around the world become better writers.
“This highlights the huge opportunity for traditional educational institutions and technology innovators to work together to harness the power of subject matter expertise, premium content, smart software and 24/7 access. / 7 that the Internet offers, ”said Nathan Schultz, president of learning services at Chegg. “We are delighted that Purdue is taking this innovative step with our partnership. Purdue’s OWL is recognized globally as the leading authority on writing resources, and by integrating their content with Chegg’s writing tools, we’ll help students around the world become better writers in school and in their communities. professional career.
“25 years ago, Purdue launched the OWL, extending the innovative learning that occurs between tutors and writers on campus and establishing our commitment to online education for students beyond our campus. “said Harry Denny, Associate Professor of English and Director of the Writing Lab. . He added, “By partnering with Chegg, we continue our forward-looking approach to teaching, advocacy and research around writing and continue to offer this free resource to writers who come to us, literally schools. , businesses and governments around the world. world.”
Writing skills are important to employers, even in fields like technology and engineering, where strong communication skills are recognized as essential for effective leadership and positive team collaboration. In his Job Outlook 2019 report, the National Association of Colleges and Employers found that written communication tops the list of skills most sought after by employers.
The Purdue OWL and Chegg partnership aims to meet the demand for quality writing and communication skills that are aligned with success in the workplace. Chegg currently provides more than 30 million students with AI-based technology to help them improve citations, grammar, and writing, and prevent accidental plagiarism. With their combined reach and expertise, Purdue OWL and Chegg believe they can help students become better writers on a large scale.
Chegg’s writing tools will now incorporate OWL rules and standards to teach students how to be better writers. Students will upload their materials and receive instant AI-powered commentary on grammar, spelling and writing more effectively, as well as access to OWL resources on any aspect of the classroom. writing and at any stage of its development. In this dynamic learning experience, students will receive immediate feedback, with in-depth context and rich examples.
Additionally, faculty, staff, and students at the Purdue Writing Lab and the College of Liberal Arts will provide Chegg with their expertise, knowledge, and input on product development and student writing needs, which will help shape innovative solutions from Chegg based on AI and technology.
About the Purdue University Online Writing Lab (OWL)
For a quarter of a century, the Purdue OWL has provided a resource for writers of all ages. In 2017-2018, the OWL recorded 330 million visits and 515 million page views worldwide. The OWL is maintained by the Writing Lab and administered by the College of Liberal Arts. For over 43 years, the Writing Lab has provided in-person support to students, faculty, and staff while advancing writing-related research and scholarships. Among his recent outreach initiatives is the Purdue OWL YouTube channel. The Purdue OWL is available free of charge to all users. For more information, visit cla.purdue.edu or owl.purdue.edu.
Chegg gives priority to students. As a leading student-centric connected learning platform, Chegg strives to improve the overall return on investment in education by helping students learn more in less time and at a lower cost. Chegg is a public company based in Santa Clara, California, and trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol CHGG. For more information, visit www.chegg.com.
Purdue University: Kati Pratt, Director of Marketing and Communications, [email protected]
Chegg: Kayla Kitamorn, [email protected]