Skills Tutor Update
Many Minnesota ABE staff have questions regarding the discontinuation of Skills Tutor as a supported DL platform, effective December 31, 2016. The publisher, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, made this decision for several reasons, but the primary one is that the developers from whom they acquired it are no longer updating it (for example, aligning to new standards, converting content from Flash to HTML5, updating outdated cultural references). They do not want to sell a product that is not maintained and updated.
Some ABE programs have asked whether they can purchase Skills Tutor independently. Since it will no longer be available, this will not be possible.
We know that Skills Tutor has been the most widely used DL platform in Minnesota ABE for several years. We continue to review potential replacements, and expect to have recommendations in the near future.