MoSTEMWINs Adult Learning Academy

By on July 2, 2015
MoSTEMWINs Adult Learning Academy

As part of the MoSTEMWINs Portal, the Adult Learning Academy (ALA) provides innovative self-paced courses contextualized to the STEM career pathways, enhancing student success as individuals improve their skills in English, math and/or reading.

The Adult Learning Academy (ALA) is one of St. Louis Community College’s most innovative approaches to the redesign of developmental education. Funded through MoSTEMWINs, a Department of Labor TAACCCT grant, the ALA workgroup leveraged the prior efforts of a faculty-led developmental education redesign team which established three guiding principles for advancing the College’s redesign of developmental education:

  • Semesterless/courseless
  • Contextualized/integrated
  • Immersion/higher touch

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This workforce solution was funded by a grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration. The solution was created by the grantee and does not necessarily reflect the official position of the U.S. Department of Labor. The Department of Labor makes no guarantees, warranties, or assurances of any kind, express or implied, with respect to such information, including any information on linked sites and including, but not limited to, accuracy of the information or its completeness, timeliness, usefulness, adequacy, continued availability, or ownership.

About Richard Schumacher

Richard Schumacher is the technology manager for the Workforce Solutions Group of St. Louis Community College. He connects, designs, and applies technology to meet business user needs with eLearning, training, web content, instructional design, IT system, and performance improvement solutions. Richard has held various Microsoft Certifications since 1993. Learn more about Richard by following him: LinkedIn - Twitter - Articles - Email

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