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Extended Learning

Extended Learning

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Bemidji State University has made it possible for thousands of individuals to pursue continued study through Extended Learning. Providing access to educational opportunities is a focus of Extended Learning'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, 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 online courses.

Extension Courses

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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 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

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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; Technology, Art and Design; Psychology; and other program areas. These offerings are considered Bemidji State University residence credits.

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

Online Courses

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Online courses are designed to be accessed on the Internet through the Desire2Learn (D2L) instructional management system 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 Extended Learning for a schedule of online course offerings or view the Class Schedule on BSU's website.

eLearning Support

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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

Arrowhead University 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.

Arrowhead University 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
Fax 218-262-6791

ITV: Interactive Television

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

Summer Term

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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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