Overview

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Status
Acquired by on October 2, 2006
Headquarters:
Chantilly, VA
Description:
The Teaching Company is a developer and marketer of audio and video series for personal development and lifelong learning.
Categories:
Education, Audio, Subscription Service, Digital Media, Content, Media and Entertainment, Video
Website:
http://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com
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Company Details

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Founded:
1990
Aliases:
The Great Courses
Employees:
101 - 250 | 5 in Crunchbase

The Teaching Company is the nation's leading developer and marketer of engaging, premium-quality college level courses for lifelong learners to enjoy via audio or video streaming, mobile apps, downloads, or discs delivered to the home. Under The Great Courses brand, the company is ranked #246 on the Internet Retailer 500.

The company's media titles are unique in that they feature the world's greatest professors but are written and produced specifically for the convenience of lifelong learners. As of 2015, The Great Courses offers nearly 15,000 lectures via apps for iPhone, iPad, Android, Roku, and Kindle Fire, plus DVD, CD, streaming and download formats in subjects spanning science, math, history, fine arts, music, religion, philosophy, literature, business, health and wellness, and personal and professional development. Certain titles are developed and co-branded with content partners including The Culinary Institute of America, National Geographic, and The Smithsonian.

In addition to direct sales, The Great Courses titles are available via The Great Courses Plus, a subscription video-on-demand service, and can also be found on Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, cable TV video on demand, Audible.com, SiriusXM Radio, Virgin America in-flight video, Delta Airlines, Craftsy, and a growing number of other digital channels.

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Competitors (6)

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  • Apollos.ws offers a database on philosophy of religion, New Testament biblical studies, and more for Christian academics.
  • Audible is an internet provider of spoken audio entertainment, information and educational programming.
  • Coursera is scaling a global platform to provide universal access to the world’s best education.
  • EdX is a non-profit, open-source enterprise providing free online courses from universities around the world.
  • Udacity provides online courses & credentials, built by AT&T, Google, etc. so professionals become Data Analysts, Web or Mobile Developers.
  • A Community of Successful Learning

Partners (3)

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  • Smithsonian Institution is a group of museums and research centers administered by the United States government.
  • National Geographic is a magazine that contains articles and images on geography, archaeology, natural science, world culture, and history.
  • Culinary Institute of America is a private, not-for-profit college dedicated to providing professional culinary education.

Offices/Locations (1)

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  • Headquarters & Studios

    4840 Westfields Blvd.

    Suite 500

    Chantilly, VA 20151

    USA

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