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Northstar 2.0 Goes Live!

Northstar 2.0 Goes Live!

The new version of Northstar, 2.0, launched over the weekend! This is part of a major upgrade which we have been working on for over a year, designed to improve the experience of both test sites and test takers. Read More

DL 102: Take Your DL Programming to the Next Level

DL 102: Take Your DL Programming to the Next Level

Does your program offer distance learning but you want to increase hours and outcomes? DL 102 is an opportunity to work through DL challenges and strengthen DL programming. Read More

Distance Learning Platform Updates

Distance Learning Platform Updates

Have proxy hours been approved for USA Learns Citizenship content? Will Burlington English be aligned with the Northstar standards? Check out these and other recent updates about Distance Learning (DL) Platforms for Minnesota ABE!… Read More

Distance Learning Platform Spotlight: Moby Max

Distance Learning Platform Spotlight: Moby Max

Moby Max was approved for distance learning in 2017. Got questions? We’ve got answers!… Read More

Plato/Edmentum Flash Player Issue in Chrome Solved!

Plato/Edmentum Flash Player Issue in Chrome Solved!

Have you been having issues with the Plato platform? Google Chrome’s latest update (62) blocks Flash player web content by default, but Plato/ Edmentum still uses Flash for some of its content. Here is the work-around fix this issue. Read More

Distance Learning Update – Oct. 2017

Distance Learning Update – Oct. 2017

Over 20 staff from 9 Minnesota ABE programs attended the October 9th kick off for DL 101, and there have also been several changes in the DL platforms approved for Minnesota ABE. Read More

Increasing Independent Student Use of Burlington English

Increasing Independent Student Use of Burlington English

Programs are asking how they can best encourage independent use of Burlington English by students outside of class. Burlington English offers the ideas outlined here. Read More

Fall Update on All Things Distance Learning in MN ABE: Information You Need to Know!

With the change in state sponsored platforms, there is a lot of information to share! Find out the latest about proxy hours, Plato webinars, Burlington English, Skills Tutor content, and Northstar. Read More

Distance Learning Platforms Transition

Find out about Edmentum and Burlington English, the state-supported distance learning platforms replacing Skills Tutor. Read More

Breaking News on Distance Learning: Khan Academy and Clock Time Adjustment

Recent developments in distance learning (DL) platforms will enhance DL in Minnesota ABE. First, Khan Academy has been approved as a distance learning platform. Second, an adjustment to potential contact hours claimed on platforms using a clock time model has been approved. Read More