Be it school students, college-goers or professionals investing tremendous efforts in absorbing a new topic or subject to get good grades or knowledge enhancement, results are not always favorable. Sometimes, even after going through the same for many hours, they fail to absorb the concept completely. Also, there are time constraints that panic them a lot. These are the difficulties that almost everybody had faced once in his or her life. With the advent of the internet, of course, it has become relatively easier to learn difficult topics or subjects from the comfort of their homes via online tutorials or videos.
However, back in the age when the world wide web was non-existent, a visionary dare to change the way people perceive such topics and subjects and founded a company -The Great Courses. A law student, Tom Rollins understood the problems that people face on a continual basis in learning from his own personal experience. In fact, the Tom Rollins teaching have now illuminated the lives of millions of people worldwide.
Course categories available for learners
What he started in the VCR age with teaching material in video tapes has covered a long successful journey. The carefully designed courses are available in both audio and video formats in the digital age. Now, learners can make the most of a spectrum of subjects or topics that are as follows:
- Philosophy and Intellectual History
- Literature and Language
- Economics and Finance
- Better Living
- High School
- Fine Arts
Best of the experts for Tom Rollins teaching
Today, only a few selected ones are hired from the top 1 % of the best college professors to teach ‘The Great Courses’. This also includes experts who have won numerous accolades and awards for their teaching skills. Great care is taking in including professors from reputed institutions of the world to give the best audio and video learning materials to its worldwide customers. Also, in an age of mobile technology, the Virginia-based company has also rolled out its courses in form of apps for a variety of handheld devices like the following ones:
- Kindle Fire
- Connected TV devices
In fact, Tom Rollins as the CEO and Chairman had worked wonderfully. He put dedicated efforts because of which the company experience a rapid growth. No wonder, he received numerous awards for his contribution in the field of education. Some of these awards are as the following ones:
- The Merrill Award from the American Council of Trustees and Alumni in 2012 for the promotion of liberal arts
- The Alumni Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Speech and Debate Association in 2015
He was also named as the “Outstanding College Debater of the Decade” of the ‘70s by the Journal of the American Forensics Association named Rollins as the “Outstanding College Debater of the Decade” of the ‘70s. At present, he is no longer the CEO of the company and is living with his small family in Virginia.