Ed2Go Review

By Tech Powered Dad | August 2, 2011

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I’ve been studying dozens of reviews of the Ed2Go online classes. It seems pretty clear that there are two competing schools of thought, and from what I’ve read online, the members of those schools are pretty consistent. Students of the Ed2Go.com classes seem to really love them. College professors are less than thrilled. Here’s a look at the reasons behind each.

Why Students Love Ed2Go

There’s a lot here for students to like. Ed2Go offers a wide variety of online courses on topics test prep, career development, and specific computer and career skills. The classes are affiliated with a local college or university in your area. The costs are very affordable: most of the classes cost only $99. Students like the high quality instructors, the pacing of the courses (most are 6 weeks long), strong video component, and the wide selection of courses. Yes, there are homework assignments, quizzes, and a final exam.

You’ll have a great experience with Ed2Go if you keep your expectations set properly. The biggest “drawback” is that most classes don’t offer college credit, offering a certificate or continuing education units from the affiliated college instead. If you’re looking to start an online degree, you’re looking in the wrong place. However, take a look at just a few Ed2Go math classes that you might be interested in.

  • Preparing for the GED
  • SAT/ACT Prep
  • GRE Preparation
  • Math Refresher
  • Teaching Math: Grades 4-6
  • Introduction to Quickbooks 2010
  • Medical Math
  • Creating Web Pages
As you can see, these are primarily the kinds of classes a person takes to either learn a skill or just enrich themselves. Given the types of courses Ed2Go offers, the lack of college credit won’t matter for most people.

Why Professors Hate Ed2Go

I’m sure some people are going to say, “Of course college professors hate Ed2Go.com. Every student that takes a class with Ed2Go is a student that won’t take a class from them. They don’t want to be put out of business.” I’ve actually read comments like that. Perhaps that is a factor for some, but overall I don’t think that’s really fair. The criticism I’ve read more from profs seems to be that they don’t want their college’s name showing up on the class, regardless of the quality of the course.

Frankly, I can understand that. I’m not sure how I’d feel about a student getting credit from the high school where I teach if they didn’t take the class from one of the teachers at the school. That said, I don’t know how that’s going to negatively affect the average student’s experience with Ed2Go.

Bottom Line Ed2Go Review

Ed2Go offers a large selection of online courses from software to test prep to enrichment courses for your career. They are well reviewed by students who appreciate the quality of instruction, video feeds, price, and pace. If you are looking for classes that will work towards a college degree, this isn’t the right program for you. If you are just looking for a well constructed class at an affordable price in order to learn specific skills or for enrichment, Ed2Go is probably what you’re looking for.

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