SOURCE: Curious.com

Curious.com

November 19, 2014 09:30 ET

Curious.com Launches the Gift of Learning

Minimize the 'Stuff' this Holiday Season and Give the Experience of Learning Something New

MENLO PARK, CA--(Marketwired - November 19, 2014) - Curious.com, Inc., the marketplace for lifelong learning, today launched a new program called the Gift of Learning. Just in time for the holidays, Curious.com's Gift of Learning program allows anyone to select from a variety of exciting courses on Curious.com to find just the right fit for friends, family, or colleagues.

Forget the fuzzy socks and tacky sweaters! Holiday shoppers can choose from a large selection of courses that make thoughtful and creative gifts: 'DIY Projects for the Home' for the handy homeowner; 'French for Beginners' for the couple who is taking their dream trip to Paris this summer; or 'How to Make a Basic Skirt' for the person who has always wanted to learn to sew.

"Learning is such a great gift. So many material gifts start collecting dust or end up in the landfill, but giving somebody a new skill can enrich a person for a lifetime," said Curious.com CEO and founder, Justin Kitch. "We are super excited to spread the joy and sense of accomplishment that comes from learning something new."

To gift a course, go to Curious.com and click on the gift icon next to any course. Gift-givers can then create a personal gift message and schedule a delivery date. The course recipient will own the course and will be able to watch it again and again. As a side bonus, people can shop for courses until the very last minute. Delivery of gift messages and course access happens instantly. If the gift recipient prefers a different course instead, no problem--the course credit is fully transferrable to any another Curious.com course.

Curious offers more than 10,000 interactive, video-based lessons and courses available to anyone, anytime they feel like learning something new. Most courses typically range from $9.99 to $99.99. Some popular courses perfect for gifting include:

  • Gifts for The Crafter (jewelry making, crocheting and quilting)
  • Gifts for The DIY'er (projects for the home, gardening and mosaic projects)
  • Gifts for Kids (crafting for kids, ballet, soccer and Spanish for kids)
  • Gifts for The Explorer (Italian and Mandarin languages as well as sailing and photography)
  • Gifts for The Foodie (knife skills, cheese making and essentials of wine)
  • Gifts for The Health/Fitness Nut (healthy eating habits, being a healthy runner and daily workouts)
  • Gifts for The Fashionista (making custom clothing as well as skincare and makeup tips)
  • Gifts for The Music Lover (rock drumming, beginner piano and blues guitar)
  • Gifts for The Entrepreneur (how to fund a startup, a business builder workshop and finding success as a writer)
  • Gifts for The Know it All (indie filmmaking, ninja training and five-minute philosophy)

Curious.com is the online home for learners to find lessons on any topic they can imagine. When they enroll in a course, they can watch video-based lessons from their computer, iPad or mobile device, anytime, anywhere they want to engage with great content. Learners easily communicate with their teachers, ask questions, upload projects, and share via social channels. Lessons and courses range from 15 minutes to several hours so that anyone interested in learning can find exactly what they need when they are available to enjoy.

To start giving The Gift of Learning to all of your curious friends, go to www.curious.com/gift.

About Curious

Founded in 2012, Curious.com, Inc. offers an innovative and engaging marketplace that connects lifelong learners with exceptional teachers around the world. Curious is home to short-format video-based, interactive lessons that help anyone learn about anything on their own time. It also provides a range of free, easy-to-use tools for teachers that enable them to market, share and monetize their lessons to millions of learners. Curious is a private company funded by Redpoint Ventures, GSV Capital, Bill Campbell, Jesse Rogers and Justin Kitch based in Menlo Park, CA. For more information visit curious.com.

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