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FAQ: Educe™ online pro-life curriculum

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What exactly is an online course?

An online course is an educational lesson that is produced electronically and provided on the Internet, usually through a video sharing service, website, or courseroom environment. An online course can be conveniently accessed anytime, from anywhere with an Internet connection, on a variety of devices.
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How are Educe™ courses different from other pro-life curricula?

Most other pro-life curricula focus, rightly so, on equipping people to step into a particular area of ministry (like becoming a sidewalk advocate), to serve specific demographics or populations (like ministering to the post-abortive), or to develop skills for a specific outcome (like lobbying against assisted suicide legislation). Our Rise Up in the Truth curriculum lies underneath these educational opportunities. We build the philosophical, cultural, and biblical foundation that becomes an integral part of standing for life in various areas of ministry and outreach.
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Are Educe™ courses “talking-head” videos or seminar recordings?

No. Educe™ courses are lessons that play like a video, but combine powerful images, music, onscreen text, and insightful narration to create an impactful learning experience. Unlike many other online courses, there’s no “click-through,” meaning the courses run without the need to click a button to advance the screen, although the optional built-in quizzes and discussion activities do require user interaction.
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Can I take a test drive?

Yes! Go to our Course Catalog and enroll in our FREE 10-minute introductory course to see for yourself what our courses are like. You’ll go through the enrollment process, access the course in our online courseroom, and have the opportunity to browse through our ever-expanding online library—the Educe™ Knowledge Base.
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How does this work?

Individual learners can enroll in an Educe™ course directly from the course pages in our Course Catalog, using our secure checkout process (for groups, see How do I enroll a group?). Once you purchase coursework, you’ll receive a welcome email with a password and a link to our online courseroom. Your purchase also gives you access to the Educe™ Knowledge Base—our online library within the courseroom that includes links to the research used to develop the courses; provides supplemental materials like video clips, audio recordings, and PDF articles; and lists recommended resources you can use to dig deeper. You can browse through, read, download, and print resources as desired.
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How long do I have access to the courses I purchase?

Your courses are available in our online courseroom for a set period of time (30 days for a single course and 6 months for a full package). During this time, you can take the course(s) as many times as you’d like. Your access to the Knowledge Base is unlimited, even after your courses expire. The Knowledge Base is our online library within the courseroom that includes links to the research used to develop the courses; provides supplemental materials like video clips, audio recordings, and PDF articles; and lists recommended resources you can use to dig deeper.
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How long does it take to complete a course?

Total course time varies with each course, but ranges from 2-4 hours. You can start and stop anytime, picking up right where you left off. To increase flexibility and enhance your learning experience, our courses are divided into separate “digestible” parts, each with its own optional quiz and discussion/reflection activity to help check your understanding. Each course also includes supplemental video and audio clips, links to course research, and recommended resources that you are free to explore at your leisure in the Knowledge Base.
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How much do courses cost?

Our online courses are very affordable. Single courses are $14.95 per enrollment. Our six-course Rise Up in the Truth curriculum package is $59.95 (a $30 savings!). Enrollments are unique to each individual and cannot be shared. For group enrollments, see How do I enroll a group?
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What tools and technology do I need?

You only need a computer, tablet, or smartphone with an Internet connection. Our online courseroom supports Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox, and Safari browsers. To take the courses and explore the materials in the Knowledge base, you’ll need the FREE Adobe Flash Player, available here: http://get2.adobe.com/flashplayer/ and the FREE Adobe PDF Reader, available here: http://get.adobe.com/reader/ Important note: Android-based mobile devices have audio compatibility issues with our courses. Use a laptop or desktop (PC or Mac) if you do not have a non-Android mobile option, like an iPhone or iPad.
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Who are your courses appropriate for?

Educe™ courses are appropriate for all Christian denominations, all levels of knowledge and experience, individual learners, and groups of any size, whether the groups plan to meet together or not. The instructional content of most of our courses is written at the 11th-grade level and beyond (but this can vary according to the individual). Our Session 1: Difficult Truth course has been used in homeschools and youth groups with members as young as 7th grade.
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What about my personal information when I enroll; is it safe?

Our course catalog and checkout process, powered by Shopify, is fully PCI-DSS compliant. Our courses are hosted in an SSAE16 Type II, CSAE3416-compliant data facility protected by enterprise-level security through our provider, SmarterU. Your name, email address, password, and any other personal information you provide during checkout or as part of your learner profile in the courseroom is safe. We never share or distribute our learners’ personal information with anyone, for any reason, at any time.
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How do I enroll a group?

Group enrollments are not processed through our website. Instead, we work directly with you to handle registration, help you set up a workable schedule, and walk you through best practices. As the group leader, you receive a unique password to run the courses during group time. Each group member also receives a unique password to access the course(s) and the Knowledge Base on their own.
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How does group facilitation work?

Educe™ courses are out-of-the-box for any size group. Because you simply show the courses to the group and lead the optional, pre-designed activities already built in, preparation and facilitation requirements are minimal. Our Group Leader’s Guide provides excellent tips, best practices, sample schedules, and step-by-step instructions to help ensure your success. Each group participant receives a one-page Learner’s Quick Reference Guide to let them know what to expect. There are no additional workbooks or participant manuals to purchase. To facilitate the courses for larger groups, you’ll need a way to project the courses onto a bigger screen and amplify the audio.
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What if my group doesn’t meet face-to-face?

That’s fine! Educe™ courses are very flexible. We work directly with you to handle registration, timing, and communication with your group members. Each group member receives a one-page Learner’s Quick Reference Guide to let them know what to expect as they complete the courses on their own. We provide course completion certificates, as well as supervisor reports and assessment results so you can stay on top of the group’s progress and performance. We can also set up a private, customized area of the courseroom just for your group for a minimal fee.
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How much does group enrollment cost?

Because each group participant receives unique, password-protected access to the course(s) and the Knowledge Base, group enrollments are billed per person. We offer bulk discounts for groups of over 25, 50, and 100 people.
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How do I get help if I need it?

Email us at contact@educelife.org with any questions or concerns you have at any time. Someone from our Learning Experience Team will follow up with you as soon as possible.
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How often are new courses released?

Although release dates vary, we’re always developing new courses to keep our learners up-to-date on particular aspects of the battle for life. Your tax-deductible donation helps us keep these efforts to serve the Body of Christ moving forward! Visit our Donate page to make a contribution.