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Section VI

Extended Learning

Center for Extended Learning

333 Deputy Hall
218-755-2068
www.bemidjistate.edu/academics/distance/
 
Bemidji State University has made it possible for thousands of individuals to pursue continued study through the Center for Extended Learning. Providing access to educational opportunities is a focus of the Center's mission.

The University's central location in northern Minnesota, plus the changing lifestyles of many people within the service region, have underscored the demand for expanded academic options. Looking beyond the confines of the physical campus setting, the Center for Extended Learning is designed to provide learning resources and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all of its constituents.

Offerings range from liberal education courses to innovative undergraduate and graduate degree programs geared for students with employment or family commitments, or other obligations that restrict access to traditional campus-based programs. Students have the option to attend courses, workshops, and institutes; to study individually in their homes; or to enroll in courses offered for credit via interactive television or online.

Extension Courses

333 Deputy Hall
218-755-2068

Extension courses include BSU curriculum courses and other offerings, such as workshops and conferences that do not take place on the BSU campus. For a listing of Extension offerings, contact the Center for Extended Learning or view the Class Schedule on BSU's website. Extension credits are semester credits earned at off-campus locations and are considered Bemidji State University residence credits.

Guided/Self-Directed Study Courses

333 Deputy Hall
218-755-2068

Guided/Self-Directed Study courses provide an opportunity for individuals to complete courses primarily through self-study. A variety of formats are used. Enrollment in these courses requires self-discipline and places significant responsibility on the learner. Guided/Self-Directed Study courses may be used to supplement other off-campus program offerings, acquire liberal education courses, or complete courses in Criminal Justice, Technological Studies, Psychology, and other program areas. These offerings are considered Bemidji State University residence credits.

Course offerings vary each semester. Please check with the Center for Extended Learning to confirm offerings or view the Class Schedule on BSU's website.

Online Courses

333 Deputy Hall
218-755-2068

Online courses are designed to be offered on the Internet. Online courses are accessed through your Web browser, at the time and place of your choosing with occasional synchronous online discussions. At the instructor’s discretion, you may interact with the instructor and other students through online chat rooms, newsgroups, and email. Contact the Center for Extended Learning for a schedule of online course offerings or view the Class Schedule on BSU's website.

eLearning Support

12 Memorial Hall
218-755-2007
Toll-free: 1-888-240-4759
www.bemidjistate.edu/its/elearning/

At BSU, several departments collaborate to support faculty and student use of technology as it relates to teaching and learning. eLearning Support provides instructional design and technology support, particularly for faculty and staff using Desire2Learn (D2L) for their classes, training sites, and other support sites.

Arrowhead University Consortium

The Arrowhead University Consortium is a group of colleges and universities committed to providing bachelor's and master's degrees on location to the communities of Northeast Minnesota. Degrees are available from Bemidji State University, the College of St. Scholastica, the University of Minnesota Duluth, and other colleges and universities.

The Arrowhead University Consortium offers classes at area community and technical colleges and utilizes a combination of face-to-face instruction, Interactive Television, and online technologies. For the convenience of our working students, classes are offered evenings and weekends.

Office located at:

Hibbing Community College
1515 East 25th Street
Hibbing, MN 55746
218-262-6790
1-877-833-4733
Fax 218-262-6791

ITV: Interactive Television

Bemidji State University provides selected courses and programs via interactive television to multiple off-campus sites. Contact the Center for Extended Learning for schedules of course offerings or view the Class Schedule on BSU's website.

Summer Term

333 Deputy Hall
218-755-2068

Summer programs at Bemidji State University provide many and varied opportunities for study, recreation, and personal enrichment. A wide range of courses are offered, and suitable programs are available for a variety of groups, including professionals working on licensure renewal, post-baccalaureate certification, or graduate degree programs. Offerings are available in a variety of formats, including workshops, institutes, clinics, and block courses taught on campus. In addition, summer term includes online courses, interactive television (ITV) courses, and guided/self-directed study courses for those unable to spend time in Bemidji.


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