Going online for college courses is an increasingly popular medium for attending class. It’s convenient, self-paced, and best of all, affordable!
EduFire is another to join the ranks of the online class providers. This week they announced the receipt of $1.3 million in funding to increase their offerings to students.
There are currently a number of courses students can follow. It was originally a platform for learning languages – thus the robust offerings in that category. There are about 50 language courses, including American Sign Langauge, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese and Spanish.
Students can take exam prep courses for standardized tests like the ACT, SAT, LSAT, GRE and GMAT. Other current course offerings include Adobe Photoshop, Marketing, HTML and U.S. History.
The EduFire subscription allows students to take as many classes as they want for a flat $29/month.
However, EduFire will be able to greatly expand on their course catalog with the new funding. John Bischke, an EduFire co-founder, explains that they plan to open more educational niches like “nutrition, social media, meditation and more,” according to TechCrunch.
EduFire currently has 5,000 instructors educating more than 30,000 students. How do they have so many instructors? It’s an open-forum style of teaching. Individual tutors create videos, and the EduFire community (or students) rank the best and least valuable instructors.