Today Code.org announced the signing of a licensing agreement with WhiteHat Jr, a premium one-on-one tutoring company that serves over 175,000 students worldwide.
Code.org’s computer science (CS) curriculum and platform will always remain free for educators and organizations. This agreement allows WhiteHat Jr to integrate Code.org’s content and tools into their online tutoring service, enabling students to learn foundational computer science with one of their 11,000 private teachers using the Code.org platform.
Code.org is the largest provider of CS curricula for students, and has built one of the most popular CS education platforms globally. Over 60 million students and 2 million teachers from more than 180 countries have accounts on our platform.
We work with a vast ecosystem of partners to advance our mission of creating opportunities for all students to learn computer science. The global CS movement includes nonprofits, foundations, governments, education authorities, corporations, academia, and for-profit businesses focused on CS education.
This agreement is the first of its kind for Code.org. It will pave the way for collaborating with other for-profit companies interested in incorporating Code.org resources as part of their business model.
With licensing agreements, commercial education technology companies now have an avenue to offer Code.org content with their fee-based services consistent with our Terms of Service. Licensing agreements like these and other financial support allow us to continue providing a free curriculum to underserved students and teachers worldwide. Companies can provide customers their unique value and, at the same time, support the global CS movement.
At Code.org, we believe that all students should learn computer science to understand how our digital world works and acquire critical skills that will help them succeed in the future. We are excited to see the rapid growth of new organizations with CS education offerings in many languages and countries.
WhiteHat Jr is one such organization that is expanding globally. We look forward to seeing its students create great things with the Code.org platform.
-Leonardo Ortiz Villacorta, Code.org