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In a December 2016 letter by Clark County Superintendent Pat Skorkowsky to Kelly about the pilot program, Skorkowsky noted that students enjoyed lessons about data literacy from the product’s visualizations and about science from real-world case studies.

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Universities often ask to get a product for free, promising to be a reference or case study. Chegg was founded in 2005 and went public eight years later in 2013. Once upon a time the learning-management system (or LMS) was a new idea. In fact, the notion emerged about two decades ago.

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Patrick Jones: Our classic use case is, for example, when I’m on campus and I’ll talk to someone and I’ll say, What’s your major?, But other experiences and co-curricular things occur outside that framework like labs, like service learning, like research, like case studies. So why not think of a better way to do it where if I’m doing case studies, I meet once a week for two hours? The textbook in many cases becomes more of a reference point.

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