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Slader

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Slader
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Type of site
Education
OwnerSlader
Founder(s)Kyle Gerrity and Scott Kolb
Websiteslader.com

Slader is a web-based and mobile application that is ranked globally in the top 5% of all mobile apps across platforms.[1] The company gives students access to free homework answers and explanations that are written by students and experts. The company has an interactive forum that allows students to engage with fellow users in a comment based as well as a question and answer forum[2]

As a free homework Platform Slader ranks in the top 1000 of websites in the US.[3] In addition to homework solutions, it has topics for students to test their knowledge with similar questions in a flashcard fashion . The company is privately held. [4]

It is considered by Reddit to be one of the best underrated websites and as means for parents to check their kids homework.[5]

History[edit]

Slader began as an idea conceptualized by two southern California students and their high school math teacher in the Spring of 2010 with the goal of creating a place where students can collaborate on homework problems to help one another. This was designed so that students would have access to free educational resources regardless of economic background.[6]

In 2012 Slader is primarily focused on grade and high school subjects.

In 2015 Slader expanded to the humanities.

In 2017 Slader introduced College level content and introduces foreign languages

In 2018 Slader developed topics for students to be able to quiz themselves using similar solutions to that of their homework with a detailed explanation in a flashcard format.

Due it is popularity it has colloquially been associated as a verb to Slader something. For example to Slader ones homework means one is going to copy it[7]

Although it does offer free access to solutions it has a heavy Ad presence in order to generate revenue. User have the option to pay in order to receive and Ad free experience.[2]

Controversy[edit]

Slader shows step by step instructions on how to solve math problems. Several schools and parents have considered this cheating[8] Since its founding in 2010 several similar website have appeared, however these sites charge for access to the answers, where as Slader does not. Others consider Slader to be inspirational concept by allowing both students and Parents a forum to engage and learn together on a free collaborative environment. [9] Students have always shared their homework the old fashioned way so the site can be considered more of "micro-tutoring" site[10] as students could simply copy the solutions directly from one another before class

Their customer service is also hard to get a hold of.[11]

Solutions[edit]

Solutions are created by both students and experts in an LaTeX equation editor[12]

References[edit]

  1. "Slader, LLC - Android developer info on AppBrain". www.appbrain.com. Retrieved 2018-11-22.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Why You Should: Use Slader.com - HackCollege". HackCollege. Retrieved 2018-11-22.
  3. "Slader.com Traffic, Demographics and Competitors - Alexa". www.alexa.com. Retrieved 2018-11-21.
  4. "Slader Overview".
  5. Douglas, Nick. "Check Out Reddit's Favorite Underrated Websites". Lifehacker. Retrieved 2018-11-22.
  6. "A One-Stop Shop For Cheating (Ahem, Homework Help) Is Now Available On The iPhone". Fast Company. 2013-12-04. Retrieved 2018-11-22.
  7. "Urban Dictionary: Slader". Urban Dictionary. Retrieved 2018-11-22.
  8. Moody, Kayla (2014-04-09). "Alleged Cheating Prompts School To Stop Grading Math Homework". TRISTATEHOMEPAGE. Retrieved 2018-11-21.
  9. Patel, Ayush. "Is Slader Cheating?". The Voice. Retrieved 2018-11-21.
  10. "Redefining "Cheating" With Homework". KQED. 2012-01-05. Retrieved 2018-11-21.
  11. "Slader.com Review – A Decent Service for Academic Help". YourCopyWriting.Com (in русский). 2018-02-16. Retrieved 2018-11-22.
  12. "Contributor Guide :: Homework Help and Answers :: Slader". www.slader.com. Retrieved 2018-11-21. line feed character in |title= at position 18 (help)

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