Learning STEM a la Carte will be using the 3dGameLab learning management system. We may also use Moodle if courses grow to a size where 3dGameLab would be overwhelmed.
The philosophy behind a la Carte is that students would complete small courses. For example, if students failed biology, they could take mini-courses in Learning Science a la Carte to earn back credits. If accreditation can be done, each mini-course would be worth 1 California credit, where semesters are normally worth 5 credits. So, for biology, a student can take the Virus class, the Biological Molecules class, or any other biology course to start to earn back credits.
3dGameLab functions in a quest based setting where students complete quests to earn experience points. Final grades are determined based on the experience points (XP) earned.
If we are granted access to Minecraftedu, there will be quests where students complete science based lessons in Minecraft. We are very excited this may be a possibility.