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Tornado
If you live in MN, you probably heard the news that a record 36 tornadoes were spotted across the state yesterday. Several people were killed; homes, businesses, and farms were damaged. It's a lot to take in... especially if you don't speak English well and come from a part of the world where tornadoes are unheard of.
If you teach in an ABE program in Minnesota, you're probably aware that there has recently been an upsurge of interest in expanding Distance Learning (DL) opportunities for adult learners in our fair state. While certainly not all distance education is computer-based, a good portion of it is, and that portion is likely to increase in the coming years. In my technology training role, I get to have a seat at many of the tables where the discussions about DL policies are happening. It was at once such table, many months ago, where I got a particular bee in my bonnet.
As adult educators, I think we have a real opportunity to improve the success rate of older adult college students by strengthening their technology skills before they get to the point of feeling stigmatized.

   

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