[Technology 1278] Re: Engaging software for adult learners

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Evelyn Brown EBrown at parkland.edu
Thu Sep 13 14:51:27 EDT 2007

I would suggest you take a look at ModuMath

Evelyn Brown
Academic Development Specialist
Parkland College
2400 West Bradley
Champaign, IL 61821
ebrown at parkland.edu

>>> <Tina_Luffman at yc.edu> 9/12/2007 5:16 PM >>>

Hi Caroline,

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

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

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


Tina Luffman
Coordinator, Developmental Education
Verde Valley Campus
tina_luffman at yc.edu

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From: Maggie Dyer <mdyer at webster.edu>
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Date: 09/12/2007 12:37PM
Subject: [Technology 1271] Engaging software for adult learners


I’m posting this on behalf of someone who isn’t on the list and is
currently experiencing some problems with her e-mail so she can’t get
on it anytime soon. I know you all are a rich resource of information
and if you can assist, we both would appreciate it. Here’s her


Thank you for sharing my question with the technology listserv.

I am looking for suggestions for engaging, adult literacy software. We
are expanding our literacy program to include computer labs so that we
can immediately assist students that would normally be placed on our
waiting list. I need software for adults and teens who are low literate.
I have found software for our elementary aged students that is very
engaging. However, much of the software I have previewed for older
audiences is much dryer. I do not want something for children, but
would like something interesting. Any suggestions?


Caroline Mitchell
YMCA Literacy Council
2635 Gravois Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63118
Ph: 314-776-7102
Fax: 314-776-6872


Responses can be sent to me at <mdyer at webster.edu> or to
<CMitchell at ymcastlouis.org>
I’ll compile responses for her and for the list if requested.

Maggie Dyer
Maggie Dyer
Missouri's Literacy Resource Center
815 Olive Street
Suite 22
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