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Product Launch: New Writing Series and Self-Paced Tutorial Courses

We are pleased to announce that new Fundamentals and Self-Paced Tutorial courses are now available in the catalog. More information on the upcoming Self-Paced Tutorial release can also be found here.

 

Fundamentals 

Writing Fiction Series (B9570)

This course series will help students planwrite, and edit fiction. Write Fiction Like a Pro focuses on ideation and plotting, while Advanced Fiction Writing focuses on dialogue, setting, action, and viewpointStudents will also learn how to proofread, edit, and refine their manuscript like a professional editor 

COURSE CODE: B9570 | SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $199


Explore Fiction Writing Genres Suite

Explore Fiction Writing dives into genre fiction writingEach course – Writing the Fantasy Novel, Romance Writing, Mystery Writing, and Introduction to Screenwriting – puts theory into practice with targeted writing assignments. By completion, students will know how to use characterization, plotting, and other techniques to create engaging genre fiction work 

COURSE CODE: B9569 | SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $375


Explore Non-Fiction Writing Genres Suite

Explore Non-Fiction Writing teaches the best ways to tell a non-fiction story. Write and Publish Your Nonfiction Book focuses on planning, researching, writing, and editing a general non-fiction book. Write Your Life Story explores the the art of memoir. The Craft of Magazine Writing will teach students how to research, write, and pitch their work to magazines. Travel Writing will teach students how to translate their travel experiences into publishable articles and books. 

COURSE CODE: B9568 | SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $375


Self-Paced Tutorials

The following Self-Paced Tutorial courses are now available in the catalog. These courses all correspond to existing Instructor-Led Fundamentals courses.

Course Title
Course Code
Administrative Assistant Applications (Self-Paced Tutorial) T9600
Advanced Grant Proposal Writing (Self-Paced Tutorial) T9592
Advanced Microsoft Excel 2016 (Self-Paced Tutorial) T9605
Certificate in Meditation (Self-Paced Tutorial) T9615 
Certificate in Pain Assessment and Management (Self-Paced Tutorial) T9614
Distribution and Logistics Management (Self-Paced Tutorial) T9610
Grammar for ESL (Self-Paced Tutorial) T9604
Intermediate Microsoft Word 2016 (Self-Paced Tutorial) T9601
Introduction to Business Analysis (Self-Paced Tutorial) T9594
Introduction to Microsoft Project 2016 (Self-Paced Tutorial) T9598
Introduction to Nonprofit Management (Self-Paced Tutorial) T9611
Introduction to PHP and MySQL (Self-Paced Tutorial) T9603
Introduction to Visual Basic (Self-Paced Tutorial) T9609
Keys to Successful Money Management (Self-Paced Tutorial) T9597
LSAT Preparation – Part 1 (Self-Paced Tutorial) T9596
Mastering Public Speaking (Self-Paced Tutorial) T9606
Mastery of Business Fundamentals (Self-Paced Tutorial) T9613
Photographing Nature with Your Digital Camera (Self-Paced Tutorial) T9599
Prepare for the GED® Test (Self-Paced Tutorial) T9311
Project Management Professional (PMP)® Prep I (Self-Paced Tutorial) T9268
Real Estate Law (Self-Paced Tutorial) T9612
Solving Classroom Discipline Problems II (Self-Paced Tutorial) T9602
Speed Spanish III (Self-Paced Tutorial) T9607
Writeriffic: Creativity Training for Writers (Self-Paced Tutorial) T9595

To learn more about our upcoming Self-Paced Tutorial courses, click here.


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.

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Catalog Updates: New Self-Paced Tutorial Courses

Our catalog is constantly changing and that’s a good thing! In the coming months, we will be adding over 100 Self-Paced Tutorial (SPT) courses to the catalog.

Please read below for more information on the upcoming Self-Paced Tutorial release:

 

Why are you adding more Self-Paced Tutorial courses?
In August 2018, we rolled out a self-paced learning modality for certain courses in our Fundamentals catalog. Since the initial launch, we found that approximately 50 percent of students across our Partner network opted to enroll in the Self-Paced Tutorial version of a course if available. We want to continue to provide students with flexible learning options, so we are expanding this modality to more courses in our catalog.

 

Do the new Self-Paced Tutorial courses consist of new course content?
No. These titles all correspond to existing Fundamentals courses. The key difference will be how students choose to take a course – with instructor support or independently  – if both learning modalities are offered.

 

What benefit do the new Self-Paced Tutorial courses provide to my catalog?
We have found that flexibility is a major deciding factor in enrollment. Allowing students to choose how they learn broadens your catalog to a wider audience, based on their learning preference. 

 

How do students find the new courses?
Similar to the initial roll-out, new SPT courses will be listed in your catalog with the term “Self-Paced Tutorial” in the course title.

 

How do I find the new SPT courses?
Listed below are the anticipated SPT courses. These will be released weekly in clusters of ~20 until all titles are in the catalog. We will send a product launch announcement specifying which courses have been added to the catalog. Please keep in mind that the list is subject to change.

 

 

Upcoming Self-Paced Tutorial Courses:
Achieving Top Search Engine Positions (Self-Paced Tutorial)
Administrative Assistant Applications (Self-Paced Tutorial)
Advanced Grant Proposal Writing (Self-Paced Tutorial)
Advanced Microsoft Excel 2016 (Self-Paced Tutorial)
Become a Physical Therapy Aide (Self-Paced Tutorial)
Become a Veterinary Assistant II: Canine Reproduction (Self-Paced Tutorial)
Become a Veterinary Assistant III: Practical Skills (Self-Paced Tutorial)
Blogging and Podcasting for Beginners (Self-Paced Tutorial)
Business and Marketing Writing (Self-Paced Tutorial)
Certificate in Brain Health (Self-Paced Tutorial)
Certificate in Complementary and Integrative Health (Self-Paced Tutorial)
Certificate in End of Life Care (Self-Paced Tutorial)
Certificate in Energy Medicine (Self-Paced Tutorial)
Certificate in Global Healing Systems (Self-Paced Tutorial)
Certificate in Healing Environments for Body, Mind, and Spirit (Self-Paced Tutorial)
Certificate in Healthy Aging (Self-Paced Tutorial)
Certificate in Holistic and Integrative Health (Self-Paced Tutorial)
Certificate in Infectious Diseases and Infection Control (Self-Paced Tutorial)
Certificate in Legal and Ethical Issues in Healthcare (Self-Paced Tutorial)
Certificate in Meditation (Self-Paced Tutorial)
Certificate in Mindfulness (Self-Paced Tutorial)
Certificate in Nutrition, Chronic Disease, and Health Promotion (Self-Paced Tutorial)
Certificate in Pain Assessment and Management (Self-Paced Tutorial)
Certificate in Perinatal Issues (Self-Paced Tutorial)
Certificate in Starting Your Own Business in Health and Healing (Self-Paced Tutorial)
Certificate in Stress Management (Self-Paced Tutorial)
Certificate in Violence Prevention and Awareness (Self-Paced Tutorial)
Certificate in Women’s Health Issues (Self-Paced Tutorial)
CompTIA Security+ Certification Prep 2 (Self-Paced Tutorial)
Conversational Japanese (Self-Paced Tutorial)
Creating the Inclusive Classroom: Strategies for Success (Self-Paced Tutorial)
Distribution and Logistics Management (Self-Paced Tutorial)
Effective Selling (Self-Paced Tutorial)
Employment Law Fundamentals (Self-Paced Tutorial)
Fundamentals of Supervision and Management II (Self-Paced Tutorial)
Get Funny! (Self-Paced Tutorial)
GMAT Preparation (Self-Paced Tutorial)
Grammar for ESL (Self-Paced Tutorial)
High Speed Project Management (Self-Paced Tutorial)
HIPAA Compliance (Self-Paced Tutorial)
How to Make Money From Your Writing (Self-Paced Tutorial)
Human Anatomy and Physiology II (Self-Paced Tutorial)
Instant Italian (Self-Paced Tutorial)
Intermediate C# Programming (Self-Paced Tutorial)
Intermediate CSS3 and HTML5 (Self-Paced Tutorial)
Intermediate Java Programming (Self-Paced Tutorial)
Intermediate Microsoft Access 2016 (Self-Paced Tutorial)
Intermediate Microsoft Word 2016 (Self-Paced Tutorial)
Intermediate Networking (Self-Paced Tutorial)
Introduction to Business Analysis (Self-Paced Tutorial)
Introduction to C++ Programming (Self-Paced Tutorial)
Introduction to Chemistry (Self-Paced Tutorial)
Introduction to InDesign CS6 (Self-Paced Tutorial)
Introduction to JavaScript (Self-Paced Tutorial)
Introduction to Journaling (Self-Paced Tutorial)
Introduction to Microsoft Access 2016 (Self-Paced Tutorial)
Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint 2016 (Self-Paced Tutorial)
Introduction to Microsoft Project 2016 (Self-Paced Tutorial)
Introduction to Nonprofit Management (Self-Paced Tutorial)
Introduction to PHP and MySQL (Self-Paced Tutorial)
Introduction to Screenwriting (Self-Paced Tutorial)
Introduction to Stock Options (Self-Paced Tutorial)
Introduction to Visual Basic (Self-Paced Tutorial)
Keys to Successful Money Management (Self-Paced Tutorial)
Listen to Your Heart, and Success Will Follow (Self-Paced Tutorial)
LSAT Preparation – Part 1 (Self-Paced Tutorial)
LSAT Preparation – Part 2 (Self-Paced Tutorial)
Luscious, Low-Fat, Lightning-Quick Meals (Self-Paced Tutorial)
Managing Customer Service (Self-Paced Tutorial)
Marketing Your Business on the Internet (Self-Paced Tutorial)
Marketing Your Nonprofit (Self-Paced Tutorial)
Marriage and Relationships: Keys to Success (Self-Paced Tutorial)
Mastering Public Speaking (Self-Paced Tutorial)
Mastery of Business Fundamentals (Self-Paced Tutorial)
Photographing Nature with Your Digital Camera (Self-Paced Tutorial)
Photographing People With Your Digital Camera (Self-Paced Tutorial)
Photoshop CC for the Digital Photographer (Self-Paced Tutorial)
Prepare for the GED® Math Test (Self-Paced Tutorial)
Prepare for the GED® Test (Self-Paced Tutorial)
Professional Sales Skills (Self-Paced Tutorial)
Project Management Professional (PMP) ® Prep I (Self-Paced Tutorial)
Project Management Professional (PMP) Prep II (Self-Paced Tutorial)
Purchasing Fundamentals (Self-Paced Tutorial)
Real Estate Law (Self-Paced Tutorial)
Resume Writing Workshop (Self-Paced Tutorial)
SAT/ACT Prep Course – Part 2 (Self-Paced Tutorial)
Skills for Making Great Decisions (Self-Paced Tutorial)
Small Business Marketing on a Shoestring (Self-Paced Tutorial)
Solving Classroom Discipline Problems II (Self-Paced Tutorial)
Spanish for Medical Professionals II (Self-Paced Tutorial)
Speed Spanish III (Self-Paced Tutorial)
Start a Pet Sitting Business (Self-Paced Tutorial)
Start and Operate Your Own Home-Based Business (Self-Paced Tutorial)
Start Your Own Edible Garden (Self-Paced Tutorial)
Start Your Own Online Business (Self-Paced Tutorial)
Supply Chain Management Fundamentals (Self-Paced Tutorial)
Teaching Math: Grades 4-6 (Self-Paced Tutorial)
The Analysis and Valuation of Stocks (Self-Paced Tutorial)
The Creative Classroom (Self-Paced Tutorial)
Travel Photography for the Digital Photographer (Self-Paced Tutorial)
Workers’ Compensation (Self-Paced Tutorial)
Wow, What a Great Event! (Self-Paced Tutorial)
Writeriffic: Creativity Training for Writers (Self-Paced Tutorial)

What do Partners 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 the new Self-Paced Tutorial courses manually in the online administration center. If you’re not sure if you have the auto-add feature set up, contact your Account Manager.

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Product Launch: New Self-Paced Tutorial Courses

Students have busy lives, so they need flexible learning options that fit their schedule. In August 2018, we released our Self-Paced Tutorials (SPT) courses to give students more control of their learning environment. SPT courses let students work through the course material on their own time, at their own pace.

We added 27 more SPT titles to the catalog, all of which correspond to existing instructor-led Fundamentals courses.

When a student wants to enroll in the Fundamentals titles listed below, they can now choose between two learning modalities — self-paced or instructor-led:

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More information on SPT courses can be found here.

If you have additional questions or concerns, please contact the Partner Help Desk.

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Product Launches: New Self-Paced Tutorial Courses

Students have busy lives, so they need flexible learning options that fit their schedule. In August 2018, we rolled out our Self-Paced Tutorials (SPT) courses to give students more control of their learning environment. SPT courses let students work through the course material on their own time, at their own pace.

We added 48 more SPT titles to the catalog, all of which correspond to an existing instructor-led Fundamentals course.

When a student wants to enroll in the Fundamentals titles listed below, they can now choose between two learning modalities — self-paced or instructor-led:

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More information on SPT courses can be found here.

If you have additional questions or concerns, please contact the Partner Help Desk.

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Product Revision: Human Resources Professional

The growing need for a skilled workforce has shifted how employers search for qualified candidates. Holding a credential gives job seekers a competitive edge. Our revised Human Resources Professional (GES419) title prepares students for the Professional in Human Resources® (PHR) certification exam.

This is also the first ed2go release to use a curriculum design that emphasizes a competency-based learning objective. Keeping transparency in mind, students will work through the course with a defined learning objective clearly mapped out. Each lesson module focuses on certain skills or knowledge needed to master the competency, with explanation of how this relates to the overall learning objective.

Additionally, the Human Resources Professional title features a new page design for easy navigation and compliance with Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards.

ed2go prides itself on using real-world data to create courses that address workforce demand. We will continue improving our catalog to better train your students for success in today’s job market. Stay tuned for more course updates and announcements in the coming months!

What Do Partners Need To Do:

  • Contact your Account Manager to confirm the availability of this course in your catalog.
  • Visit the partner site to access several modifiable marketing resources to help you promote these courses to your students.
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Product Launches: Horse Care and Professional Life Coach Courses

ed2go prides itself on offering courses that speak to workforce demand and employer need. We added three unique additions to the catalog to prepare your students for some of today’s most in-demand jobs.

Read more about these new titles and what you need to do to add them to your course catalog.

What do you need to do:

If you’ve elected to auto-add new titles to your catalog, then no further action is required. You can start promoting these courses immediately. 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.


Horse Care Management (GES190)

Knowledge of horse care techniques opens an extensive range of career opportunities. The equestrian industry in the United States has a $122 billion economic impact and employs some 1.7 million jobs. Those with an in-depth knowledge of horse care may find employment opportunities in the horse industry at stables, breeding farms, riding schools, and more.

HORSE CARE MANAGEMENT | COURSE CODE: GES190 | SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $2,595

Horse Care Management offers a comprehensive study of equine science and the practical application of these scientific concepts. Upon completion, students will have learned several facets of horse care and horse management, including daily care, handling techniques, and training principles.


Veterinary Assistant with Horse Care Management

Veterinary Assistant with Horse Care Management teaches the specialized skills that stables, equestrian centers, and large animal veterinary facilities look for. Together, these courses provide the comprehensive training needed to be a veterinary assistant with an additional focus on horse care techniques.

VETERINARY ASSISTANT WITH HORSE CARE MANAGEMENT| COURSE CODE: GES191 | SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $3,995

Students will gain a breadth of knowledge that can take them from the veterinary office to the stables and beyond. The Veterinary Assistant with Horse Care Management track teaches students how to be an asset when caring for or treating a horse, from assisting with surgical procedures to measuring vitals.


Certified Professional Life Coach (Exam Included)

Professional life coaching has grown into a $2 billion industry, with demand for certified life coaches on the rise. More and more, organizations are hiring coaches to help their employees develop leadership capabilities and increase performance and productivity.

CERTIFIED PROFESSIONAL LIFE COACH (EXAM INCLUDED) | COURSE CODE: GES2023 | SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $1,795

The Certified Professional Life Coach (Exam Included) course teaches the strategies for applying the IAPRC Code of Ethics, ICF Core Competencies, and other recognized coaching concepts. Upon course completion, students will hold the specialized skills needed to take the certified life coach exam and establish their own successful coaching business.

Reminder:

If you plan to add these titles to the Eligible Training Provider List (ETPL), you should apply for approval as soon as possible. If you need more information, please contact your account manager.

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New Learning Modality: Self-Paced Tutorial Courses

Now that the Self-Paced Tutorials (SPT) option is live, your students can choose which learning modality — self-paced or instructor-led — works best for them.

Below is a list of the 45 SPT courses that were added to the catalog. Each SPT corresponds to an instructor-led Fundamentals title.

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If you have additional questions or concerns, please contact the Partner Help Desk.

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Adding, Removing, and Pricing Self-Paced Tutorial Courses

On August 8, 2018, we will add 45 Self-Paced Tutorial courses to the catalog, all of which correspond to existing instructor-led Fundamentals courses. This release also modifies GeoLocation and Affinity rules in the ed2go portal, which affects partners who choose not to offer Self-Paced Tutorial (SPT) courses.

Below is a list of frequently asked questions about adding and removing SPT courses from your catalog.

Can I offer an instructor-led course and not offer the SPT counterpart? Or vice-versa?

Yes. You can include or exclude courses and modalities as you see fit. However, the SPT launch modifies the GeoLocation and Affinity rules, so not offering a modality will impact how your institution appears in the ed2go portal.

Will not offering SPT courses also affect partner-hosted sites?

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How can I remove SPT courses from my catalog? They were automatically added based on my catalog settings.

Step 1: In the OAC Catalog, filter by product type “Self-Paced Tutorial.”

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Step 2: In the course list, search for the course you wish to remove and uncheck the box next to the title.

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Step 3: After the box is unchecked, click the Remove button and review your selection below.

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Step 4: Repeat steps 2 and 3 until all the desired titles are removed.

How can I add SPT courses to my catalog, since they were not auto-added?

Similar to removing courses, filter products by type. Then, search by course and check the box to add.

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Repeat this until all the desired titles are added.

How are SPT courses priced?

Default pricing is the same for SPT courses and their instructor-led counterpart. The prices are the same so the value proposition is learning preference, not cost. Ideally, students will choose the modality that best fits their need without focusing on the price. However, you may have policy that requires you to price course types (self-paced or instructor-led) differently. The OAC allows you to adjust the price if needed.

What’s happens next?

We will send out an announcement with the list of new SPT courses on launch date. If you have further questions, please contact your Account Managers for more information.

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Course Discontinuations and Replacements

A changing job market means up-to-date knowledge and industry-recognized credentials have higher value. To prepare your students for a career, we regularly retire and replace courses. The following courses will be retired, so we recommend directing your students to these titles instead:

Fundamentals courses discontinued on August 29, 2018:

  • Photoshop Elements 12 for the Digital Photographer (p21) and Photoshop Elements 12 for the Digital Photographer II (p22) will be retired due to outdated curriculum and low enrollment. However, our Photoshop Elements for the Digital Photographer (p31) is continually updated and would be the better option for students interested in learning photo editing skills.
  • Mac, iPhone, and iPad Programming (mip) will be retired due to outdated course content and low enrollment.

Advanced Career Training courses discontinued on September 7, 2018:

  • Certified SAS Base Programmer Certification Training (GES391) and Apache Cassandra Training (GES380) will both be cancelled due to outdated curriculum. Our Oracle SQL and PL/SQL Developer (GES 336) course is an ideal alternative for students looking to master database software and build their professional profile.
  • CTFL Certification Training (GES389) will be discontinued due to outdated content. While there are no exact alternatives for this course, we encourage you to browse other career training courses.

Advanced Career Training course revisions on July 31, 2018*:

  • Advanced Hospital Coding and CCS Prep (Voucher Included) (GES104) will include the CCS certification examination voucher and course hours will increase from 80 to 100. There is no price increase for this course.

If you are not already offering these suggested courses, they are currently available in the course catalog. If you plan to replace the Advanced Career Training titles on the Eligible Training Provider List (ETPL), you should apply for approval as soon as possible. If you need more information, please contact your account manager.

*We previously communicated Advanced Hospital Coding and CCS Prep (Voucher Included) (GES104) course revisions would come into effect on September 11, 2018. Due to an expedited revision process, this course will now be available on July 31, 2018.

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Getting Started with Self-Paced Tutorials

When we launch the Self-Paced Tutorial (SPT) option next month, your students will be able to choose which learning modality — self-paced or instructor-led — works best for them.

If you offer a Fundamentals course that has a SPT counterpart, here’s what you need to know to get started.

How do I find SPT courses?

You will find the SPT counterpart to an instructor-led Fundamentals course with the phrase (Self-Paced Tutorial) in the title listing:



 

This SPT counterpart looks like a different course, is it?

Not exactly. The content of the SPT counterpart is the same as the instructor-led course, but the learning modalities are different. If a Fundamentals course has both options, students can choose which method is best for them and gain the same knowledge.

How do I add Self-Paced Tutorial courses to my catalog?

You will be alerted when we add more SPT options to our catalog. If you enabled the auto-add feature, these courses will appear in your catalog upon release. If you manually add courses, click “Add to Catalog” to ensure the SPT option is available to your students in the OIC.

Is pricing different?

Default pricing for the SPT counterpart is the same as the instructor-led course it corresponds to. However, you can adjust the price of the SPT in your back end as you see fit.

More information on adding, removing, or changing the price of courses can be found in our Mini OAC Workflows FAQ.

What about accreditation?

If you offer accredited Fundamentals courses, the SPT counterpart will also need accreditation. We have worked with the Project Management Institute, Staff Development for Educators, and ALLEGRA Learning Solutions to get courses accredited in the past, so we can assist you in the process. Please contact our Partner Help Desk for more information.

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