Building an effective distance learning experience for students with limited literacy and numeracy skills presents a unique set of challenges. Traditional distance learning models can be effective, but they need to be adapted to ensure the experience is accessible for students that typically enter programs reading at the 6th-10th grade level.
Note: Adult Education takes on various meanings depending on the context. In this article, Adult Education will refer to instructional programs for students that have dropped out of high school and are studying to earn a high school equivalency diploma (i.e. GED, HiSET, etc.) and preparing for college and career pathways. These students can range in age (16-70) and typically possess a variety of academic and professional competencies.