ABERDEEN, S.D. – More high school students in South Dakota are utilizing the NSU Center for Statewide E-learning, according to an enrollment report issued today.
In 2012, 1,198 students are utilizing the service, compared to 1,094 students in fall 2011 – an increase of 9.5 percent. The Center for Statewide E-learning serves 118 schools across the state. In 2011, the center served only 107 schools.
Since August 2001, the Northern State University Center for Statewide E-learning has continuously served South Dakota schools and students. Currently, NSU E-learning offers 16 tuition-free courses for college-bound students, including eight Advanced Placement (AP) courses. The courses are delivered via the Digital Dakota Network (DDN) and online.
Daily classes include 33 DDN class sections – six of the DDN sections are taught on a four-day schedule – and 11 online courses. The courses are developed and taught by 11 teachers located at NSU and 22 cohort (adjunct) teachers from across the state.