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Distance Learning 101: PD Cohort Opportunity

Distance Learning 101: PD Cohort Opportunity

Distance Learning 101: Foundations of Distance Education & Blended Learning is a professional development cohort focused on research, best practices, planning, and implementation of distance learning programming in MN ABE contexts. Apply to participate by September 20! Read More

New DL Platforms

New DL Platforms

The number of accepted time-on-task proxy hour distance learning (DL) platforms has been growing rapidly, as practitioners identify and document resources that can benefit learners. Find out which platforms were approved recently. Read More

Professional Development via Adobe Connect

Professional Development via Adobe Connect

Imagine joining in on an all day conference without having to pack your suitcase and driving X number of hours to expand your knowledge on ABE-related topics. At the Language & Literacy Institute in January, Southwest ABE was able to pilot technology that could make this a possibility in the… Read More

New Distance Learning Platform Approval Process

New Distance Learning Platform Approval Process

The state has agreed to a major change in the way in which Distance Learning (DL) platforms are approved. Platforms that track time-on-task proxy hours, as opposed to relying on proxy hours based on unit completion, no longer require state approval. Read More

Distance Learning Best Practices and Success Stories: PART 2

Distance Learning Best Practices and Success Stories: PART 2

Learn from other MN ABE practitioners as they share stories about a distance learning (DL) decision, practice, learner, programming change, teacher, or administrative action that made a positive impact and could benefit the field. Read More

Distance Learning Best Practices and Success Stories: PART 1

Distance Learning Best Practices and Success Stories: PART 1

Learn from other MN ABE practitioners as they share stories about a distance learning (DL) decision, practice, learner, programming change, teacher, or administrative action that made a positive impact and could benefit the field. Read More

Browser Flash Issues and Solutions for Edmentum (Plato) and USA Learns

Browser Flash Issues and Solutions for Edmentum (Plato) and USA Learns

We are aware of the recent problems with some Edmentum (Plato) modules and USA Learns features which run on Flash. Here are three short screencasts (with audio) which demonstrate how to ‘allow’ Flash to run in Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Microsoft Edge. Read More

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