Franklin University and ed2go Partner to Provide Course Offerings through FranklinWORKS Marketplace

Updated on March 12, 2024

Furthering its mission to provide accessible and relevant education to the broadest community of learners, Franklin University announces its new partnership with ed2go, part of Cengage Group, an industry leader in affordable online learning. Through this partnership, learners will have the opportunity to demonstrate specialized knowledge to advance their careers and meet current and emerging workforce demands. 

Through FranklinWORKS, students now have access to six of ed2go’s industry-based courses, assisting with career preparation and development in the following areas:

•    Business
•    Construction Trades
•    Health Fitness
•    Hospitality
•    Information Technology
•    Teacher Professional Development
As career skills evolve in the next few years, the World Economic Forum’s latest analysis predicts six in 10 workers will require additional training before 2027. With a high emphasis on development and national growth in alternative programs such as microcredentials and certificates, the latest short-paced selection of online non-academic credit courses with ed2go provides the flexibility and agility needed for individuals to upskill efficiently while advancing in their careers.

“Through this partnership with Franklin University, we’re excited to offer learners the opportunity to access quality, flexible online education to improve their career prospects and their lives,” said Bob Batten, General Manager, ed2go.  

Designed by in-field professionals, the following career training programs offer personalized attention, dedicated to one’s support, progression, and, ultimately, certification of completion, showcasing one’s industry-based knowledge.

“We created the FranklinWorks Marketplace in response to the need for affordable, short, and impactful experiences for learners,” shared Dr. Patrick Bennett, vice president, Academic Quality & Planning and dean, School of Education. “At the same time, we recognize the need for learners to turn these learning experiences into college credit.” Dr. Jonathan McCombs, dean, College of Health & Public Administration continues by sharing, “In many cases, short courses and certificates earned through the FranklinWorks Marketplace can be turned into college credit through our unique Proactive Learning Assessment model. Ultimately, this is about lowering the cost of education and shortening the path to attaining credentials and degrees.” 

Ed2go programs add to the growing Franklin University catalog of offerings available through the University’s FranklinWORKS Marketplace. The ever-expanding catalog of learning options of in-demand subject areas provides a one-stop-shop for Franklin University courses and certificates, as well as access to programs from industry-leading education providers:

About ed2go 

ed2go believes that anyone, anywhere can learn. Started in 1997, they provide high-quality education the fastest way possible — online. By partnering with academic institutions, corporations, and workforce agencies, they reach life-long learners in all 50 states and more than 16 countries. 

About Cengage Group 

Cengage Group, a global education technology company serving millions of learners, provides affordable, quality digital products and services that equip students with the skills and competencies needed to be job ready. For more than 100 years, we have enabled the power and joy of learning with trusted, engaging content, and now, integrated digital platforms. 
We serve the higher education, workforce skills, secondary education, English language teaching, and research markets worldwide. Through our scalable technology, including MindTap and Cengage Unlimited, we support all learners who seek to improve their lives and achieve their dreams through education.

About Franklin University

Accredited, nonprofit, and dedicated to educating adults since 1902, Franklin provides onsite course options at our Main Campus in downtown Columbus, Ohio, and is an innovator in providing personalized online education. The University offers applied in-demand undergraduate, masters, and doctorate programs that enable adult learners to achieve their educational and professional goals. Through agreements with partner institutions, the University also offers international academic programs, including its top-ranked MBA.

Franklin University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and holds specialized accreditations for specific academic programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education, the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation, and the Commission on Accreditation of Health Informatics and Information Management Education. The National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security have designated Franklin University as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education (CAE-CDE).

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