News and Updates

Catalog Update: July 2020

Our catalog is constantly changing and that’s a good thing! Please read below for more information on recent and upcoming course updates.

 

Advanced Career Training 

 

The following courses will be retired and removed from the catalog on August 30, 2020:

  • High School Diploma with Child Care Training (GES130)
  • High School Diploma with Commercial Driving Training (GES224)
  • High School Diploma with Certified Protection Officer Training (GES225)
  • High School Diploma with Homeland Security Training (GES226)
  • High School Diploma with Food and Hospitality Training (GES235)
  • High School Diploma with Retail Customer Service Skills Training (GES237)
  • High School Diploma with Office Management Training (GES418)
  • High School Diploma with General Career Preparation (GES420)
  • High School Diploma with Hospitality and Leisure (GES20170
  • High School Diploma with Home Care Professional (GES2018)

Why are these courses being retired?

These courses will be retired because they no longer fit our catalog roadmap.

Will this course be replaced?

No, we do not plan to replace these courses at this time.  

How will this impact students?

Active students will be able to finish their course with no changes to course access. Pending students will be processed through August 30, 2020.


 

The following course will be updated effective immediately:

  • Event Management and Design (GES402)

How is this course changing?

The provided learning materials for this course, Art of the Event: Complete Guide to Designing and Decorating Special Events (ISBN: 9780471426868), will be changed from a physical copy to an eBook. 

How will this impact students?

This change does not impact actively enrolled students. Pending and new students will receive the eBook moving forward. 


 

Fundamentals 

 

The following courses will be retired and removed from the catalog on effective immediately:

  • CA Advanced I (T3309)
  • CA Small Business & Ethics (T3310)
  • CA Small Business I (T3311)
  • Employee Business Expenses (T3316)
  • Retirement Income (T3326)

Why are these courses being retired?

These courses will be retired because they no longer fit our catalog roadmap.

Will this course be replaced?

No, we do not plan to replace these courses at this time.  

How will this impact students?

Active students will be able to finish their course with no changes to course access.

 


What Partners Need to Do:

You do not need to take any action as these changes will be reflected in your catalog automatically.

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Product Launch: July 2020

We are pleased to announce that we have added several new titles to the catalog. Please read below for more information.

 

Advanced Career Training 

 

Chartered Tax Professional with Microsoft Excel 2019

This fully online course will teach students to prepare individual tax returns for U.S. taxpayers and best practices for tracking tax data with Microsoft Excel.

Courses included:

  • Microsoft Excel Certification Training (GES888)
  • Chartered Tax Professional (GES219)

COURSE CODE: GES2093 | SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $2,195


 

Chartered Tax Professional with Microsoft Excel 2019 (Voucher Included)

This course features the same content as GES2093, but students will also receive prepaid vouchers to take the following certification exam:

  • Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Expert for Microsoft Excel 2019

COURSE CODE: GES2094 | SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $2,295


 

Office Manager 

This course will train students for a career as an office manager. They will learn business management techniques and essential computer software skills, including QuickBooks 2019 and Microsoft Office 2019.

Courses included:

  • Microsoft Office Specialist 2019 (MOS) Certification Training (GES890)
  • Professional Bookkeeping with QuickBooks 2019 (GES2004)
  • Management Training (GES406)

COURSE CODE: GES441 | SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $4,995


 

Office Manager (Voucher Included)

This course features the same content as GES441, but students will also receive prepaid vouchers to take the following certification exams:

  • Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Expert for Microsoft Excel 2019

COURSE CODE: GES442 | SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $5,495


Fundamentals 

 

QuickBooks Online with Microsoft Excel 2019 Suite 

This suite of courses will teach student the fundamentals of QuickBooks Online and best practices for using Microsoft Excel 2019.

Courses included:

  • Introduction to QuickBooks Online (qol)
  • Intermediate QuickBooks Online (qio)
  • Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2019/Office 365 (ix9)
  • Intermediate Microsoft Excel 2019/Office 365 (nx9)

COURSE CODE: B14126 | SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $395


 

Technical Writing Suit

This suite of courses will teach students the fundamentals of technical writing. They will learn to turn complex information into easily accessible and sharable content.

Courses included:

  • Introduction to Microsoft Word 2019/Office 365  (iw9)
  • Intermediate Microsoft Word 2019/Office 365  (nw9)
  • Adobe Acrobat X (iax)
  • Fundamentals of Technical Writing (tec)

COURSE CODE: B14136 | SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $395


 

What Partners Need to Do:

If you have elected to auto-add new titles to your catalog, then no further action is required. Otherwise, you will need to these courses manually in the Online Administration Center.

If you are unsure if you have the auto-add feature set up, contact your Account Manager.

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Ask the Expert: Behind the Scenes with an ed2go Learning Designer

We’re often asked about the learning design (LD) process for ed2go courses, and the LD experts who work behind the scenes to make that happen.

We touched base Jeanine Glatfelter, one of ed2go’s Learning Designers to talk about her background as a learning designer and some of the exciting projects her and the other LDs are working on to continuously improve the ed2go learning experience.

 

What is your background in learning design?

Before becoming a learning designer, I earned two degrees from The College of Saint Rose in Albany, NY; a Bachelor of Arts in English Education and a Master of Science in Literacy Education. Through these programs, I developed a love for creating thoughtful, student-centered curriculum design. My plan was to become a teacher, but the 2008 recession put a hold on that goal!

While working as a Veteran’s Certifying Official for Excelsior College in Albany, I was given the opportunity to review online professional development courses for quality and vigor. What started as a spark became a fire, and I found my passion. I became a Curriculum Manager for the Center of Professional Development at Excelsior, developing online courses with Subject Matter Experts at the top of their industries, and eventually moved to Excelsior’s Center for Learning and Design as an Instructional Designer.

After spending several years building courses and selling ed2go products for Excelsior, I joined the ed2go Content Delivery team as a Learning Designer in 2018. Since then, I’ve worked on a variety of courses including Beginning Writer’s Workshop (wwk), Certified Physical Therapy Aide (GES189), Explore a Career as a Clinical Medical Assistant (mst), Veterinary Medical Terminology (vmt) and Residential Electrician (GES789).

 

What excites you about creating and designing learning products?

The challenge! Taking traditional, in-person teaching curricula and “putting it online” is not as easy as it sounds. Many educators (and parents!) are experiencing this now with students being forced to learn remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic. I really enjoy learning about a new content area, brainstorming ways to present the material to learners, and working with SMEs and other designers on the team to develop games, assessments, and interactive multimedia elements to enhance the material and motivate learners.

And I’m an avid reader, so learning about new topics and industries is one of my favorite parts about this job! I love waking up every day knowing that I’ll get to read about something new. From artificial intelligence to genealogy, there’s so much out there to explore.

 

Do you have a specific learning or subject area domain that you like to work in the most?

Writing, communication and leadership are my favorites.

 

What excited projects are you working on right now?

My colleague Amanda Stockholm and I are developing a Peer Review and Self-Evaluation Resource Kit for our learning designers. The goal is to be able to provide our team with a guide they can easily use when creating new peer review or self-evaluation activities in writing, business, and design courses. This Kit includes content, videos, games, assessments, as well as sample peer review and self-evaluation discussion activities. This content is ‘agile’ in that it can be used across a variety of disciplines with minimal revisions. Thoughtful peer review and self-evaluation activities give students space to practice critical soft skills and while building a learning community.

Separately, over the past six months I’ve completed a few design “facelifts” for our Fundamentals courses. Leadership (ldr), Achieving Success With Difficult People (sdp) and Keys to Effective Communication (kec) have all been updated with new graphic design elements and interactive multimedia, improving the authenticity and inclusivity of these products.

Using this facelifted content, we’ve created series of short courses designed specifically for a Corporate audience; content can be mix-and-matched by organizations to create a personalized learning experience for their employees.  

 

Are there any “hot” topics in learning design that you think will grow in the coming years?

Gamification has been a buzz word in the industry for about a decade, but this area still excites me! We know games motivate people to participate (think of frequent flier miles, Scout badges, or FitBit competitions). Intentionally creating informal “gamified” learning opportunities has been trending in the education and training fields.

Personally, as a lifelong video gamer (my favorites are the Animal Crossing and Fallout series), this continuing trend is enormously exciting. Games for learning can be simple to complex: flashcard matching games can be used to develop long-term memory; virtual reality technology can be used to simulate critical training situations. My favorite author on this topic is professor Karl Kapp (The Gamification of Learning and Instruction; Play to Learn, with Sharon Boller).

Most ed2go courses utilize games for formative assessment opportunities, and we’re always exploring new ways to incorporate “playable learning” experiences into our courses. Recently, the design team created a branching scenario builder application to help Learning Designers and Subject Matter Experts develop activities that simulate real-world experiences with difficult situations, decisions, actions, and consequences.

Our LDs and SMEs are already utilizing this new tool to develop authentic, playable learning activities. An updated A to Z Grant Writing (gw1) will feature several new branching scenarios.

 

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Product Launch: June 2020

We are pleased to announce that we have added several new titles to the catalog. Please read below for more information.

 

Advanced Career Training 

 

Payroll and Practice Management

Payroll is one of the fastest growing career fields in the business world. This course will teach students payroll rules and regulations while preparing them for the American Payroll Association’s Fundamental Payroll Certification exam.

COURSE CODE: GES409 | SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $1,795


 

Payroll Practice and Management with Excel 2019

This course covers all critical areas of payroll practice, as well as advanced techniques for using Microsoft Excel 2019. Students will be prepared to take the Fundamental Payroll Certification exam and the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Expert certification exam for Microsoft Excel 2019.

Courses included:

  • Payroll Practice and Management (GES409)
  • Microsoft Excel 2019 Certification Training (GES888)

COURSE CODE: GES2086 | SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $2,295


 

Payroll Practice and Management with Excel 2019 (Vouchers Included) 

This course features the same content as GES2086, while providing students with a prepaid voucher to take the following exam:

  • Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Expert for Microsoft Excel 2019

COURSE CODE: GES2087 | SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $2,395


 

Payroll Manager 

This course will prepare students for a career as a payroll manager and equip them with MBA-level business management skills. By course completion, they will also be prepared to sit for the American Payroll Association’s Fundamental Payroll Certification exam.

Courses included:

  • Management Training (GES406)
  • Payroll Practice and Management (GES409)

COURSE CODE: GES440 | SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $3,395


 

Certified Internal Auditor with Microsoft Excel 2019 

Internal auditors have a complex job, but tools like Microsoft’s Excel program make managing data easy. This course will fully prepare students to pass the IIA’s Certified Internal Auditor exam and the Microsoft Office Specialist Expert exam for Microsoft Excel 2019. 

Courses included:

  • Certified Internal Auditor (GES288)
  • Microsoft Excel 2019 Certification Training (GES888)

COURSE CODE: GES2088 | SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $1,195


 

Certified Internal Auditor with Microsoft Excel 2019  (Voucher Included)

This course features the same content as GES2088, and students will also receive prepaid vouchers to take the following exams:

  • Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Expert for Microsoft Excel 2019

COURSE CODE: GES2089 | SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $1,295


 

Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist (CEHRS)

Electronic health record specialists are critical in today’s healthcare environment, where timely access to patient records is vital to patient care. This course will equip students with the skills they need to become a certified electronic health record specialist (CEHRS) through the National Healthcareer Association (NHA).

COURSE CODE: GES136 | SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $1,495


 

 

Fundamentals 

 

Introduction to Vue.js Training

Vue is one of the most popular JavaScript framework for developers today. This self-paced course will teach students to work with Vue.js, a key skill in any developer’s professional tool kit. 

COURSE CODE: T9848 | SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $159


 

React Training

This self-paced course will teach students to create user interfaces with React through a hands-on app building project.

COURSE CODE: T9849 | SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $159


 

Accounting with QuickBooks Online Suite

This suite of courses will teach student the fundamentals of accounting with QuickBooks Online, including double-entry bookkeeping, sales taxes and other financial activities.

Courses included:

  • Accounting Fundamentals (fun)
  • Accounting Fundamentals II (af2)
  • Introduction to QuickBooks Online (qol)
  • Intermediate QuickBooks Online (qio)

COURSE CODE: B9860 | SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $395


 

Explore a Career as a Clinical Medical Assistant

Students will learn what it takes to have a successful career as a clinical medical assistant in the high-demand healthcare industry.

COURSE CODE: mst | SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $115


Explore a Career as a Clinical Medical Assistant (Self-Paced Tutorial)

This self-paced course features the same content as the instructor-led Explore a Career as a Clinical Medical Assistant (mst) course.

COURSE CODE: T14122 | SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $115


 

What Partners Need to Do:

If you have elected to auto-add new titles to your catalog, then no further action is required. Otherwise, you will need to these courses manually in the Online Administration Center.

If you are unsure if you have the auto-add feature set up, contact your Account Manager.

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Catalog Update: June 2020

Our catalog is constantly changing and that’s a good thing! Please read below for more information on recent and upcoming course updates.

 

Advanced Career Training 

 

The following course will be retired and removed from the catalog effective immediately:

  • SSCP Systems Security Certified Practitioner (Voucher Included) (GES333)

Why is this course being retired?

In our commitment to protecting our student’s Personally Identifiable Information (PII), we will no longer offer a voucher for the SSCP exam. In turn, we will retire the “voucher included” version of the SSCP course and advise students to take the non-voucher version. 

Will this course be replaced?

We currently offer SSCP Systems Security Certified Practitioner (GES322), which uses the same course content but does not include a voucher. Students in the non-voucher version will be equally prepared for the exam, but must go through the exam registration process on their own.

How will this impact students?

Active students will be able to finish their course with no changes to their course access. Pending students will be directed to the non-voucher course.


 

The following course will be revised effective immediately:

  • Information Security Master Training (Vouchers Included) (GES359)

What changes are being made to this course?

We are no longer offering a voucher for the Certified Information Security Professional (CISSP) exam. The other two exam voucher in this bundle will remain unchanged.

Why is this course being revised?

Similar to the SSCP voucher, we will no longer offer a voucher for the CISSP exam and instead direct students to register for the exam on their own.

How will this impact students?

Active students who wish to take the CISSP exam will receive a partial refund (cost of the exam voucher), which was factored into their initial enrollment. Pending students will be enrolled in the revised course.


 

 

The following course will be updated on September 4, 2020:

  • Full Stack Software Developer (GES375)

Why is this course being updated?

The speed at which web technology moves requires constant updates to educational training material. As such, we are updating this course to train students to best use the latest web development languages, tools and techniques.

How will this course change?

Since the course content is being updated, the outline will change and the total course hours will increase from 600 to 650.

How will this impact students?

Active students will be able to finish their course with no changes to their course access. 


 

The following course will be retired and removed from the catalog on September 4, 2020:

  • Professional Certificate in Tech Fundamentals (GES376)

Why is this course being retired?

This course will be retired because it no longer fits our catalog roadmap.

Will this course be replaced?

No, we do not plan to replace the course at this time.  

How will this impact students?

Active students will be able to finish the course with no changes to their course access.


 

Fundamentals 

 

The following courses will be retired and removed from the catalog on September 15, 2020:

  • Performing Payroll in QuickBooks 2013 (qp3)
  • Performing Payroll in QuickBooks 2014 (qp4)

Why are these courses being retired?

These courses align with outdated versions of the QuickBooks software.

Will these course be replaced?

No. However, we currently offer numerous courses that prepare students to use the latest versions of QuickBooks.

How will this impact students?

Active students will be able to finish the course with no change their course access.

 


What Partners Need to Do:

You do not need to take any action as these changes will be reflected in your catalog automatically.

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Catalog Update: April 2020

Our catalog is constantly changing and that’s a good thing! Please read below for more information on recent and upcoming course updates.

 

Advanced Career Training 

 

The following courses will be retired and removed from the catalog effective immediately:

  • Human Resources Professional with Workplace Mediation (GES2064)
  • Senior Professional in Human Resources with Workplace Mediation (GES2065)

Why are these courses being revised?

We recently retired our Workplace Mediation (GEs426) course, so we are also retiring the bundles that include this course.

Will these course be replaced?

No, we do not plan to replace these courses at this time. However, both Human Resources Professional (GES419) and Senior Professional In Human Resources (GES434) are offered independently of these bundles. 

How will this impact students?

Active students will be able to finish their course with no changes to their course access.


 

The following courses will be retired and removed from the catalog effective immediately:

  • Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA): Server 2012 (GES834)
  • Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA): Server 2012 (Voucher Included) (GES853)

Why are these courses being retired?

Microsoft is retiring the MCSA certification on January 1, 2021. As a result, we are retiring courses that prepare for the certification exam.

Will these courses be replaced?

No, we do not plan to replace these courses at this time.

How will this impact students?

Active students will be able to finish their course with no changes to their course access.


 

The following courses will be retired and replaced on June 19, 2020:

  • EXIN Cloud Computing (GES369)
  • UNIX Administration Basics (GES370)
  • Salesforce: Power User (GES365) 

Why are these courses being revised?

As web technology evolves, so do the skill and competencies needed to work in the tech industry. We are revising these titles to better align with the latest industry standards.

How will this impact students?

Active students will be able to finish their course with no changes. Pending students will be given the opportunity to enroll in the new versions when they launch.


 

The following courses will be retired on July 20, 2020:

  • PMI Risk Management Professional (Voucher Included) (GES28)

Why is this course being retired?

We can no longer offer the voucher for the PMI Risk Management certification exam. However, we will continue to carry the non-voucher version of this course (GES278) to help students prepare for the exam.

How will this impact students?

Active students will be able to finish their course with no changes. Pending students will be given the opportunity to enroll in the non-voucher course.


 

The following courses will be retired on September 28, 2020:

  • Entrepreneurship: Start-Up and Small Business Owner Management (GES401)

Why is this course being retired?

This course will be replaced with a new title that better prepares students for the Entrepreneurship and Small Business (ESB) Certification.

When will this course be replaced?

Yes, the replacement course (GES439) will launch on May 5, 2020.

How will this impact students?

Active students will be able to finish their course with no changes to their course access. Pending students will be given the opportunity to enroll in the new course after it launches.


 

Fundamentals 

 

The following course will be revised on August 12, 2020:

  • Veterinary Assistant Series (B8563)

How is this course being revised?

We are adding the recently released Veterinary Medical Terminology (vmt) course to the Veterinary Assistant Series bundle. Due to this update, we will also change the course code from B8563 to B14125

How will this change the course bundle?

With the added course, the total hours will increase from 72 to 96. Additionally, the SRP increase from $299 to $395.

How will this impact students?

Active students will be able to finish the course as it is structured prior to the August 12, 2020 change.

 


What Partners Need to Do:

You do not need to take any action as these changes will be reflected in your catalog automatically.

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Product Launch: April 2020

We are pleased to announce that we have added several new and revised titles to the catalog. Please read below for more information.

 

Advanced Career Training 

 

Autodesk Fusion 360 (Voucher Included)

This course will train students to use the latest version of Autodesk® Fusion 360® through a hands-on and practice-intensive curriculumAutodesk® Fusion 360® has become one of the most popular 3D CAD product design programs in the manufacturing industry. 

COURSE CODE: GES3026 | SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $2,595


 

Executive Assistant (Voucher Included)

The Executive Assistant course will prepare students for the Certified Administrative Professional (CAP) exam and teach them key business management skills. This body of knowledge will help candidates thrive in an executive assistant role in any corporate office setting.

Courses included:

  • Management Training (GES406)
  • Certified Administrative Professional (Voucher Included) (GES291)

COURSE CODE: GES2080 | SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $3,595


 

Executive Assistant with Microsoft Office Specialist 2019 (Vouchers Included) 

Students will prepare for two important certifications that position them for career advancement as an executive assistant: Certified Administrative Professional (CAP) and Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Associate.

Courses included:

  • Management Training (GES406)
  • Certified Administrative Professional (Voucher Included) (GES291)
  • Microsoft Office Specialist 2019 (MOS) Certification Training (Vouchers Included) (GES898)

COURSE CODE: GES2082 | SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $4,995


 

Executive Assistant with Microsoft Office Master 2019 (Vouchers Included) 

This course will help students earn two top credentials for executive assistants: Certified Administrative Professional (CAP) and Microsoft Office Master.

Courses included:

  • Management Training (GES406)
  • Certified Administrative Professional (Voucher Included) (GES291)
  • Microsoft Office Master 2019 Certification Training (Vouchers Included) (GES897)

COURSE CODE: GES2084 | SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $4,595


 

IT Foundation Bundle 

Students will learn the basics of IT Service Management (ITSM) and the framework, concepts and processes of ITIL, SIAM, and DevOps. They will also be prepared to pass the ITIL, SIAM and DevOps Foundation exams.

COURSE CODE: GES354 | SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $1,195


 

IT Foundation Bundle (Voucher Included)

This course features the same content as GES354, but students will also receive prepaid vouchers to take the following exams:

  • ITIL 4 Foundation
  • EXIN BCS SIAM Foundation
  • EXIN Foundation Certificate 

COURSE CODE: GES355 | SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $1,795


 

IT 4 Foundation (Voucher Included)

This course will prepare students for the ITIL 4 Foundation exam, a key certification for professionals managing modern IT-enabled services

COURSE CODE: GES3025 | SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $795


 

Records Management Certificate with Microsoft Office Specialist 2019

This comprehensive course will help students establish a successful records management program and prepare them for the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) 2019 certification exams.

Courses included:

  • Records Management Certificate (GES412)
  • Microsoft Office Specialist 2019 (MOS) Certification Training (GES890)

COURSE CODE: GES2076 | SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $3,395


 

Records Management Certificate with Microsoft Office Specialist 2019 (Vouchers Included)

This course features the same content as GES2076, but students will also receive prepaid vouchers to take the following Microsoft Office Specialist exams:

  • MO-100 (Word)
  • MO-200 (Excel)
  • MO-300 (PowerPoint)
  • MO-400 (Outlook)
  • MO-500 (Access)

COURSE CODE: GES2077 | SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $3,795


 

Records Management Certificate with Microsoft Office Master 2019

This comprehensive course will help students establish a successful records management program and prepare them for the Microsoft Office Master 2019 Certification exams for Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.

Courses included:

  • Records Management Certificate (GES412)
  • Microsoft Office Master 2019 Certification Training (GES889)

COURSE CODE: GES2078 | SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $3,095


 

Records Management Certificate with Microsoft Office Master 2019 (Vouchers Included)

This course features the same content as GES2078, but students will also receive prepaid vouchers to take the following Microsoft Office Master exams:

  • MO-101 (Word)
  • MO-201 (Excel)
  • MO-300 (PowerPoint)
  • MO-400 (Outlook)

COURSE CODE: GES2079 | SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $3,395


 

Web Applications Developer Plus

Students will master HTML, CSS and JavaScript, the fundamentals of web development and gain the skills needed to start an entry-level career as a web developer.

COURSE CODE: GES319 | SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $2,995


 

Fundamentals 

 

Discover Sign Language II

Students will learn to build advanced ASL sentences with vocabulary from Discover Sign Language I (dsl). This course also features vocabulary, grammar and cultural fluency lessons to help students better understand Deaf culture. 

COURSE CODE: ds2 | SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $115


 

Discover Sign Language II (Self-Paced Tutorial)

This self-paced course features the same content as the instructor-led Discover Sign Language II (ds2).

COURSE CODE: T9834 | SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $115


 

Discover Sign Language Series

This course bundle will help students understand the perspective of the hearing impaired and how to communicate in American Sign Language.

Courses included:

  • Discover Sign Language I (dsl)
  • Discover Sign Language II (ds2)

COURSE CODE: B9830 | SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $199


 

Law Enforcement Suite

This course gives a behind the scenes look at criminal law and will help students master basic Spanish for law enforcement situations.

Courses included:

  • Introduction to Criminal Law (icl)
  • Spanish for Law Enforcement (sle)

COURSE CODE: B9857 | SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $199


 

What Partners Need to Do:

If you have elected to auto-add new titles to your catalog, then no further action is required. Otherwise, you will need to these courses manually in the Online Administration Center.

If you are unsure if you have the auto-add feature set up, contact your Account Manager.

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Free Courses for Workplace Success

As part of our commitment to our partners, we are giving you the ability to offer ten free Self-Paced Tutorial (SPT) courses to your students and staff. We believe that having the right skills and knowing how to utilize them is vital for jobseekers and those currently employed, both during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Across the country, students, staff and academic leaders are rapidly adjusting to new realities of working and learning remotely. We hope that your students can leverage these courses to help enter the workforce or advance their career; additionally, we hope your staff can use this as a professional development opportunity to gain valuable workplace skills.

For more information about the free SPT courses and how your staff and students can benefit, please read below:

Web Design Courses

Web design and development remain among the most in-demand skills among employers, freelance clients and entrepreneurs. They are ideal for many remote work positions as the work can be done and supervised online through Web-based tools.

Creating Web Pages

Even as technology accelerates, the skill set and technical knowledge required to create Web pages remain keystones of success in technology endeavors.

Whether building new Web presences for clients or maintaining business, training or academic course sites, learning the conceptual and technical infrastructure for building Web sites is a great investment of time and energy.

Creating WordPress Web Sites

WordPress is the leading framework for creating and deploying data-driven Web sites and applications. WordPress skills are in demand for job, freelance and startup opportunities.

For building client Web sites, upgrading outdated sites or managing a business, research or course Web presence, the simple yet powerful WordPress platform offers unmatched flexibility and design options.

 

Digital Marketing Courses

As e-commerce and remote delivery of services grow due to social distancing restrictions, many businesses are discovering the importance of strong online marketing. A solid online presence and flexibility around digital solutions are key to success during the quarantine period and beyond.

Marketing Your Business on the Internet

During the COVID-19 crisis, many institutions and businesses have learned firsthand the importance of online marketing, including refreshed Web sites and social media campaigns.

The Internet has become the key platform for communication, awareness and transactions during the pandemic. This is creating new consumption patterns and new opportunities for those who know how to market products and services on the Internet.

Small Business Marketing on a Shoestring

As the Internet has become a ubiquitous resource for individual departments and small businesses, it offers significant opportunities for inexpensive yet effective marketing.

Using Web sites, social media and digital tools, innovative educational and business leaders can use creativity to defer the cost of making students and customers aware of their courses, products and services.

 

Business and Organizational Management Courses

One important aspect of succeeding remotely is managing a distributed workforce. Managers adapting to this new challenge are finding that a return to managerial fundamentals like communication, customer service and team leadership can be invaluable.

Fundamentals of Management and Supervision

Even for experienced managers and leaders, remote work leads to an evolving field of responsibilities for themselves and their teams. Remote teams and digital management tools can place a special emphasis on personal management and team leadership skills.

Staying grounded in best management and leadership practices can help transition a team through the COVID-19 period and set a foundation for excellence beyond.

Keys to Effective Communication

Remote work and the intermediation of personal and team interactions change the dynamic of communication. Whether through written or voice and visual tools, intermediated communication is different and can be more challenging than the face-to-face environment.

However, the practices of effective communication – clarity, empathy, flexibility and many others – apply to the remote environment just as they do in person. Reviewing the keys to effective communication offers an opportunity to foster team solidarity during a time of remote work.

Managing Customer Service

Managing customer service delivery and even attaining new levels of customer satisfaction can begin with a review of the essentials of customer service.

Not only is every customer important to business success, but managing and building relationships now offer growth opportunities for the future.

 

Personal and Professional Development Courses

A time of crisis gives us the opportunity to grow in the face of adversity. Personal development courses can provide a framework for introspection and mindfulness as well as new and healthier lifestyles.

Individual Excellence

The fundamentals of success are anchored in individual excellence, which is built upon solid personal habits.

A time of isolation can be a great opportunity to refresh practices in goal-setting, time management, stress management, mindfulness and communication.

Personal Finance

Any season of crisis can threaten our financial wellbeing. For many facing job disruption during the COVID-19, the financial challenge may be particularly acute.

A personal finance course can provide helpful reminders around issues such as personal or household budgeting, income and expense opportunities and tools for managing finances.

Twelve Steps to a Successful Job Search

Millions of Americans are searching for a new job during COVID-19 pandemic. For those on the hunt for a career change, a quick, efficient job search is crucial to keeping emotional and financial balance during this difficult season.

The best approach is to take things step-by-step. An orderly approach to research, preparation, interviewing and job selection is the ideal method for lining up a great new career during and after the COVID-19 event.

 


How to Offer the Free SPT Courses:

If you would like to opt in and offer the free courses, or if you have any questions or concerns, please contact your account manager.

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Catalog Updates: March/April 2020

Our catalog is constantly changing and that’s a good thing! Please read below for more information on new and revised courses, and course updates.

 

New and Revised Courses

 

Fundamentals 

New Courses 

Veterinary Medical Terminology

Learn standard medical terminology used in the veterinary field. This course will teach students to pronounce, spell and define medical terms unique to the anatomy, physiology, pathology and treatment of animals. 

COURSE CODE: vmt | SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $115


 

Veterinary Medical Terminology (Self-Paced Tutorial)

This self-paced course features the same content as the instructor-led Veterinary Medical Terminology (vmt). 

COURSE CODE: T9807 | SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $115


 

Revised Courses

Intermediate WordPress Websites

This course was revised to teach students how to use the latest version of WordPress. They will learn to build interactive sites where visitors can make appointments, fill out forms, buy products and more. 

COURSE CODE: cw2 – 7 | SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $115


 

Intermediate WordPress Websites (Self-Paced Tutorial)

This self-paced course features the same content as the instructor-led Intermediate WordPress Websites (cw2 – 7). 

COURSE CODE: T9220 | SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $115


 

What you need to do:

If you’ve elected to auto-add new titles to your catalog, then no further action is required. Otherwise, you will need to add them manually in the online administration center. If you’re not sure if you have the auto-add feature set up, contact your Account Manager.


 

Course Updates

Advanced Career Training 

 

The following course was retired and removed from the catalog on March 27, 2020:

  • Certificate in Workplace Mediation (GES426)

Why were these courses retired?

This course was retired because it no longer fits our catalog roadmap.

Will they be replaced?

No, we do not plan to replace this course at this time.  

How will this impact students?

Active students will be able to finish the course with no changes to their course access.


 

What Partners Need to Do:

You do not need to take any action as these changes will be reflected in your catalog automatically.

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Tips for Working Remotely

 

The COVID-19 outbreak has changed the way we work in what seems like only a matter of weeks, especially for those in education.

Millions of people suddenly found themselves in a remote work environment, perhaps for the first time ever. While there are many benefits to working remotely, there are even more differences when compared to traditional on-site work — especially when you’re forced into this situation.

But even if you’re new to working remotely, following certain informal measures can help you thrive and be productive.

Here are four tips for working remotely:

Communication is Key

Communication is important in any job, even when you see your colleagues or students every day. When you’re working remotely, the need for communication is enhanced. Let others know how they can reach you — whether that’s through email, text, phone calls or online chat — and respond in a timely manner.

You also want to make sure that you communicate often.

Let others know what you are doing, when you need help and what you expect from them. This is not the time to assume that others know what’s going on. Err on the side of over-communication to help ease fears and keep everyone on the same page. Of course, don’t expect to get immediate responses as you would in a face-to-face conversation.

Most importantly, give others a little grace since they’re also adjusting to the new normal.

Don’t be afraid to ask questions

Working from home can present technological difficulty. You may be required to log in to a network in order to access certain systems or software. You will have to be your own IT department in some ways.

For example, you may need to set up your computer, printer, call forwarding and other office equipment to do your job at own home. It’s important to ask questions if you need assistance. Reach out to colleagues or your organization’s IT department if something isn’t working. You might even be able to connect with students or instructors at your institution to learn how they’re using technology and what’s working for them.

Chances are, someone else has experienced the same issues you’re facing and might be able to help.

Create Check-Ins

Even under the best of circumstances, change isn’t always easy. It’s even more difficult when facing uncertain days ahead. This is exactly why you should make it a priority to check in with your coworkers on a regular basis.

Check-ins are dedicated times set to communicate with coworkers, present updates and collaborate. Similar to office hours, check-ins should be scheduled for a few times each week at minimum. In today’s workplace, most check-ins are done with video meeting apps such as Zoom, Google Meets, and Microsoft Teams or via online chat software like Slack.

It’s easy to feel isolated and overwhelmed during this time, but personal and professional connection will help ease this transition.

Have Some Fun

When working remotely, some people tend to overwork. This is why you also need to make time to have a little fun.

Schedule group calls or chats with your coworkers where you get together and talk about something other than work. Catch up with others, hear stories about kids and pets interrupting work, bond over the lack of supplies like toilet paper in your local grocery store or simply share positive things you’ve seen people doing during this crisis.

Trust us, this is important. These informal conversations don’t need to be scheduled at a regular cadence, but they will help you and everyone you work with feel less isolated when you do get a chance to connect.

Working remotely doesn’t have to be a bad thing. When done properly, it can lead to increased productivity, reduced stress, higher morale and greater job satisfaction.

As always, if you have any questions or if we can support you in anyway during this time, don’t hesitate to reach out to your account manager

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