ABE learners must become proficient users of computers and the Internet.
-70% of all jobs in the US will require some computer literacy by 2016
-Nearly 75% of Minnesota State College and University system faculty use online learning
-Starting in 2014 GED exams will only be offered online
-New technologies have redefined literacy to include digital and information literacies. Reading done via the Internet is "web-literacy", a non-linear approach to literacy.
Supported online learning is one way to get them there.
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