• Write a course for Arist.

    Teach the world. Ahead of our launch later this fall, we're working with the world's brightest professors to create SMS courses on everything from neuroscience to the poetry of William Butler Yeats.


    Join us.

  • Course details.

    ~30 paragraphs, 4,000 words

    Each course is essentially a synopsis of a set of concepts or a specific field of study. Think of it as a primer for your area of interest. Explain your research, share your favorite ideas, break down your best insights, and tell your most interesting stories.

    918 characters

    918 characters is the maximum size of a daily Arist text. This translates to two well-constructed paragraphs covering a single insight or concept in-depth.

    30 days

    Arist courses typically have around 30 918 character modules, each representing one day in the course. Each course should be equivalent in scope to a semester-long course at a university.


    Daily texts can include pictures, links to videos and articles, discussion questions, and assignments. Arist is two-way enabled, meaning you can ask users to reply with answers, questions, or longer responses.


    Arist professors receive a 35% cut of all their course revenue. We take care of everything except for the course content: marketing, customer service, and our SMS learning platform.

    Low time commitment

    Send us your existing papers or curricula and we can make an Arist course for you (30 minute time commitment) or make a course from scratch (4-10 hour time commitment).

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    Decide what you want to teach.

    As an Arist professor, you have the flexibility to teach whatever you choose. You are welcome to teach more than one course, or a series of linked courses. You can either create a brand new course, or adapt one of your existing courses.


    Work with our team to make your course.

    You can either write the course from scratch (which should take around 4-10 hours) or share your existing curricula with our Course team, which can build an SMS course for you. Either way, we'll be working alongside you to make sure your course works well in an SMS setting. You will always own 100% of the content, and we can work with you to avoid any intellectual property problems.


    Launch your course.

    Arist is launching our full-fledged university model later this fall. Your course will be amongst the first text message courses, ever. Furthermore, your course will be available worldwide, meaning that anyone with a phone can take it.

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