News and Updates

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Updated Student Enrollment Agreement: Extension Policy

This is an important update regarding our course extension policy. We are revising the Extension Policy within the Student Enrollment Agreement (SEA) to enhance the student learning experience and encourage timely course completion.

The goal of the new Extension Policy is to increase course completion rates. We are allowing students a maximum metric of 150% in order to be in line with most ed2go partner institutions’ standards for calculating completion rates. For more information about how we developed the metric for completion rates please visit the following webpage: https://nces.ed.gov/pubs2017/2017046.pdf

We will continue to charge fees for course extensions to cover the administrative costs to support students as we extend their access to their courses. Sales tax may apply to these fees. Partners will not receive a portion of the fees collected from course extensions.

The new policy will apply to students enrolling in courses beginning on April 2, 2018. Students enrolling prior to this date will be held to the previous policy. Students can access the new SEA in the Student Center on ed2go.com.

What Do Partners Need to Do:

Please click on the following link to familiarize yourself with the updated agreement: Student Enrollment Agreement

The new Student Enrollment Agreement will become effective on April 2, 2018.

 

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Course Revision: Photoshop courses

The following update is for partners that offer Photoshop courses in their catalog.

We are revising the titles of the Photoshop Elements courses. As we maintain and update these courses, we are removing version numbers from the title to minimize any confusion about the course content.

The following courses will have updated course titles beginning May 16, 2018:

Current Course Title New Course Title Course Code
Photoshop Elements 13 for the Digital Photographer Photoshop Elements for the Digital Photographer p31
Photoshop Elements 13 for the Digital Photographer II Photoshop Elements for the Digital Photographer II p32

What Do Partners Need To Do:

  • Partners do not need to take any action as the discontinued course will be removed from the catalog on May 16, 2018.

If you have any questions, please contact Partner HelpDesk at partnerhelpdesk@cengage.com. Thank you for being a valued ed2go Partner.

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Course Revision: Mediator courses

The following update is for partners that offer the Mediator courses in their catalog.

In the Alternative Dispute Resolution field, there were regulatory changes to how mediator courses are titled. To remain compliant with these regulatory changes, we are removing the term “certified” from the course title of our Mediator courses. There are no changes to course content.

The following courses will have updated course titles beginning May 16, 2018:

Current Course Title New Course Title Course Code
Certified Family Mediator Certificate in Family Mediation GES430
Certified Healthcare and Eldercare Practitioner Certificate in Healthcare and Eldercare GES431
Certified Mediator and Arbitrator Certificate in Mediation and Arbitration GES425
Certified Mediator and Conflict Resolution Specialist Certificate in Mediation and Conflict Resolution GES426
Certified Mediator and Restorative Justice Practitioner Certificate in Mediation and Restorative Justice GES432

What Do Partners Need To Do:

  • Partners do not need to take any action as the change to the course titles will become effective on May 16, 2018.

If you have any questions, please contact Partner HelpDesk at partnerhelpdesk@cengage.com. Thank you for being a valued ed2go Partner.

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Course Discontinuation: Six Sigma Black Belt course

The following update is for partners that offer the Six Sigma Black Belt course in their catalog.

We are discontinuing the Six Sigma Black Belt course and removing it from the ed2go catalog. In the coming weeks, we are releasing a new course to replace the discontinued course. More details on the new course will be announced soon.

The following course will be discontinued on March 23, 2019:

  • Six Sigma Black Belt (Course Code: GES215)

What Do Partners Need To Do:

  • Partners do not need to take any action as the discontinued course will be removed from the catalog on March 23, 2019.

If you have any questions, please contact Partner HelpDesk at partnerhelpdesk@cengage.com. Thank you for being a valued ed2go Partner.

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Course Discontinuation: AutoCAD courses

The following update is for partners that offer the AutoCAD 2015 courses in their catalog.

We are discontinuing the AutoCAD 2015 courses and removing them from the ed2go catalog. The affiliated certification exam, AutoCAD 2015 Certified Professional Exam, is being retired by the certifying organization, AutoDesk, therefore the AutoCAD 2015 courses are no longer relevant. In the coming weeks, we are releasing new courses for AutoCAD certificate training. More details on these courses will be announced soon.

The following courses will be discontinued on May 16, 2018:

  • AutoCAD 3D 2015 (Course Code: GES323)
  • AutoCAD 2015 with AutoCAD 3D (Course Code: GES324)
  • AutoCAD 2015 Certified User (Course Code: GES325)

What Do Partners Need To Do:

  • Partners do not need to take any action as the discontinued course will be removed from the catalog on May 16, 2018.

If you have any questions, please contact Partner HelpDesk at partnerhelpdesk@cengage.com. Thank you for being a valued ed2go Partner.

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Course Discontinuation and Course Launch: 3ds Max and Digital Game Artist courses

The following update is for partners that offer the 3ds Max course in their catalog.

We are discontinuing the 3ds Max course and removing it from the ed2go catalog. This course is being replaced by the recently launched Digital Game Artist Certificate. This new course offers more comprehensive training in video game design and development. Students will not only learn the fundamental principles of general design and 3D Art, but also have an opportunity to create a portfolio of their work to showcase to prospective employers.

The following course will be discontinued on May 16, 2018:

3ds Max (Course Code: GES501)

The following course is available for immediate enrollment:

Digital Game Artist Certificate (Course Code: GES3006)

What Do Partners Need To Do:

  • Partners do not need to take any action as the discontinued course will be removed from the catalog on May 16, 2018.
  • Contact your Account Manager for information on how to promote the Digital Game Artist Certificate course to your students.

If you have any questions, please contact Partner HelpDesk at partnerhelpdesk@cengage.com. Thank you for being a valued ed2go Partner.

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Complement Programs are Not Competition

Career Training Programs are becoming more popular, and it’s easy to see why.

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Program Updates January 2018

We are excited to announce the following new courses and programs are available now for immediate enrollment. These new launches not only provide comprehensive training within their respective fields, but some of these new programs also prepare students for credentialing exams that can qualify students for industry-recognized certifications.

Visual Arts

The following program is for students who are interested in pursuing a career in video game design.

Digital Game Artist (Advanced Career Training Program)

Course Code: GES3006

Suggested Retail Price: $2,595

  • This program teaches the key competencies necessary to excel in video game design using popular 3D software

Healthcare

The following course and program are for students interested in either starting their career or advancing their current career in the healthcare field.

Medical Transcriptionist (Advanced Career Training Program)

Course Code: GES188

Suggested Retail Price: $2,695

  • This program trains students on transcribing physician’s notes for medical records as well as prepare for the credentialing exam that can qualify them for an industry-recognized certification.

Please note: this program replaces the recently-announced retired Medical Transcription programs. You can read more about the discontinuation here.

Certificate in Music Therapy and Sound Healing (Fundamentals Course)

Course Code: 0mt

Suggested Retail Price: $48

  • This course is for healthcare professionals that want to incorporate the benefits of music therapy and sound healing into their practice and patient care.

Human Resources

The following courses are for students interested in either starting their career or advancing their current career in the human resources field.

High Performance Organization (Fundamentals Course)

Course Code: hpo

Suggested Retail Price: $100

  • This course is designed for human resources professionals to learn the principles to enhance company-wide employee performance and influence the company’s bottom line.

Talent and Performance Management (Fundamentals Course)

Course Code: tpm

Suggested Retail Price: $100

  • This course is designed for human resources professionals to learn strategies on recruiting and retaining top talent for their organizations.

Computer Applications

The following program is for students interested in pursuing a career in computer networking.

VMware Certified Associate (Advanced Career Training Program)

Course Code: GES3005

Suggested Retail Price: $2,195

This program is for computer systems administrators or systems engineers interested in learning about VMware computer hardware systems to become prepared for the credentialing exam that can qualify them for an entry-level certification.

NEXT STEPS

Visit the partner site to get more details about these new courses and programs and how to promote them your students.


Please contact your Account Manager if you have any questions about these updates.

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Important News about Course & Website Updates

Here at ed2go, we continuously upgrade and enhance our courses and platform to transform the way we deliver content, engage learners and drive successful student outcomes. We want to continue to play an important role in partner enrollments and route students to your institution to enroll in their desired courses. As our valued partner, we wanted to inform you of some exciting updates to our courses and website.

RECENT ENHANCEMENTS:

Enhanced Course Description

We recently updated the course types to meet the needs of students as they pursue courses that provide them personal enrichment or professional development.

ILC – – > Fundamentals CTP – – > Advanced Career Training
Courses that teach basic skills for professional development or personal enrichment Courses that prepare for a new career, certification, or advancement within a current occupation

Instructor-Led Courses are now referred to as Fundamentals.

Career Training Programs are now referred to as Advanced Career Training.

Fundamentals are courses that teach the basic skills for professional development or personal enrichment. Advanced Career Training courses prepare for a new career, certification, or advancement within a current occupation.

Please note: This is a transitional period and the new terms will take some time to appear in every area where the course types are mentioned.

Website Updates

We made some changes to the look and functionality of the ed2go.com site. Our goal is to improve the student experience while searching for their desired courses.

The updated ed2go.com offers students greater visibility into the wide variety of courses and programs that can help them achieve their personal and professional goals. This is a great opportunity for institutions to maximize the number of courses and programs made available for student enrollment.

Combined Search

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Visitors to the site will now see a combined search tool. Users can view all relevant courses and programs in a unified catalog in one click.

Improved Search Results

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Users can filter their search results by multiple categories including Course Type, Course Category, and Course Length.

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Each course listed in the search results will have a label displaying its course type. This provides clearer way to identify the course type.

WHAT YOU WILL NEED TO DO

You will not need to take any action. The website updates were made to enhance the student experience and help students find their desired courses more efficiently.

Please note: Partner hosted websites are not affected

Stay tuned for more announcements about exciting new developments!

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Program Discontinuation: Medical Transcription

The following update is for partners that offer the Medical Transcription programs in their catalog.

One of the many changes occurring in the medical industry is how healthcare professionals record their patient notes, which has affected the training and work of professionals in the medical transcription field.

Due to these new industry standards, we are making changes to our current Medical Transcription Programs.

Discontinuation

As of April 16, 2018, we are retiring the following Medical Transcription programs and removing them from the catalog.

  1. Medical Transcription (GES113)
  2. Medical Transcription + Medical Terminology (GES122)

Replacement

The current Medical Transcription programs will be replace by a new, updated version, which will be released in the coming weeks. The new program will not only include new career-enhancing modules and an exam voucher, but will also align with training for an industry-recognized certification.

Keep a look out for an email announcement with more details on these replacement programs.


Please contact your Account Manager if you have any questions about these updates.

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