Bluefield State College is utilizing distance learning to deliver instruction in 18 courses this semester. BSC significantly augmented its distance learning capabilities with the opening of the June Oblinger Shott Center for Extended Learning during the 1996-97 academic year. The courses provide instruction for students at the College's campuses in Bluefield, Lewisburg, and/or Beckley.
As a "Going The Distance" site, BSC is currently capable of delivering instruction for an associate degree (general education) through distance learning.
During the Fall 1997 semester, Bluefield State will offer 12 interactive video courses, six instructional television courses, and two courses by SATNET.
Plans for the immediate future call for conducting distance learning workshops to train faculty and professional staff in the design and delivery of distance learning courses. The institution's goal is to strengthen its distance learning infrastructure by installing a new interactive video classroom at its Beckley (Harper Industrial Park) campus. BSC will also upgrade our Greenbrier Community College Center electronic classroom to full production capability. BSC is awaiting news on the status of grants that seek funding assistance for installing electronic classrooms in Welch and in Pocahontas County.