Hoopla digital this week announced a partnership with MasterClass, the popular streaming platform that offers online classes taught by world class instructors. Under the partnership, a number of classes will be available to library patrons at participating public libraries via the hoopla digital service, the only service to offer MasterClass content to public libraries.
As of this writing, four classes are now available to patrons via the hoopla app: Gabriela Cámara Teaches Mexican Cooking; Donna Farhi Teaches Yoga Foundations; Neil Gaiman Teaches the Art of Storytelling; and Part I of Black History, Black Freedom, and Black Love taught by instructors Jelani Cobb, Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw, Angela Davis, Sherrilyn Ifill, Nikole Hannah-Jones, John McWhorter and Cornel West.
Additional classes will be added monthly, hoopla reps say, including Neil deGrasse Tyson teaching scientific thinking and communication; Malcolm Gladwell teaching writing; Penn & Teller teaching the art of magic; and Walter Mosely teaching fiction and storytelling.
MasterClass launched in 2015 with three instructors and now offers "hundreds of video lessons taught by 180+ of the world’s best teachers" across a range of topics, including business and leadership, photography, cooking, writing, acting, music, sports and more. Individual subscriptions typically run from $15 to $23 a month.