[Technology 1294] Re: Engaging software for adult learners

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Fri Sep 21 11:52:56 EDT 2007



Here's a blog post where I describe the software we use in a high school program:



http://larryferlazzo.edublogs.org/2007/05/28/fleck/

Larry Ferlazzo


-----Original Message-----
From: Susan Jones <SUJones at parkland.edu>
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Subject: [Technology 1293] Re: Engaging software for adult learners




We have had SkillsTutor in our lab this past year, and while I rather
ike the grammar sections, the reading sections are most definitely
eared towards children. ONe story even includes a question addressing
he student, referring to "other children." It's also got errors here
nd there, which I hope get ironed out.

usan Jones
cademic Development Specialist
cademic Development Center
arkland College
hampaign, IL 61821
ujones at parkland.edu
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>> <Tina_Luffman at yc.edu> 9/12/2007 5:16 PM >>>

Hi Caroline,

he richest and most engaging software we have for Adilt Basic
ducation at Yavapai College is Skills Tutor. If we had to own any one
rogram, this would be it. You can purchase this software according to
he level needed. The language goes below third grade with LL levels.
ath and Reading begin at third grade level.

e also have had great success with Reading Power Modules from
teck-Vaughn, but it is older, and I am not sure if it is still
vailable for sale. Best wishes for your computer lab.

t COABE last spring in Philadelphia, it appeared to me that across
he
ountry, most of the more successful GED Online classes have Skills
utor as one of their software programs.

hanks,

ina
ina Luffman
oordinator, Developmental Education
erde Valley Campus
28-634-6544
ina_luffman at yc.edu
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rom: Maggie Dyer <mdyer at webster.edu>
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ate: 09/12/2007 12:37PM
ubject: [Technology 1271] Engaging software for adult learners
Hi,
I’m posting this on behalf of someone who isn’t on the list and is
urrently experiencing some problems with her e-mail so she can’t
et
n it anytime soon. I know you all are a rich resource of information
nd if you can assist, we both would appreciate it. Here’s her
equest:
Maggie,
Thank you for sharing my question with the technology listserv.
I am looking for suggestions for engaging, adult literacy software.
e
re expanding our literacy program to include computer labs so that we
an immediately assist students that would normally be placed on our
aiting list. I need software for adults and teens who are low
iterate.
I have found software for our elementary aged students that is very
ngaging. However, much of the software I have previewed for older
udiences is much dryer. I do not want something for children, but
ould like something interesting. Any suggestions?
Thanks,
aroline
Caroline Mitchell
MCA Literacy Council
635 Gravois Ave.
t. Louis, MO 63118
h: 314-776-7102
ax: 314-776-6872
Thanks,
Responses can be sent to me at <mdyer at webster.edu> or to
CMitchell at ymcastlouis.org>
’ll compile responses for her and for the list if requested.
Maggie Dyer
-
aggie Dyer
IFT-MO
issouri's Literacy Resource Center
15 Olive Street
uite 22
t. Louis, MO 63101
00-729-4443
314) 678-4443 x 207
314) 678-2938 fax
ttp://www.lift-missouri.org ( http://www.lift-missouri.org/ )
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