About Online Learning
Overview | Online Education Trends
We understand that today's student cannot always relocate or adjust their schedules to complete or advance their education. Whether you're at home, on the road, or traveling outside the U.S., Oregon State Ecampus can open the door for you to pursue your educational goals. The majority of Eampus courses are delivered online and can be conveniently accessed anytime, from anyplace. We like to call it a flexible learning solution.
Your online classroom
Ecampus online courses are developed exclusively for the virtual classroom by experts engaged in the latest distance education technologies. Student-instructor and student-student interactions are highly interactive and typically occur via online discussion boards where you can post comments viewed by all or a select group, and often by video conferencing software such as Skype and Google Hangouts.
Preview OSU's online classroom in the Ecampus course demo.
Student services at your fingertips
When you register for a class through Oregon State Ecampus, you are also tapping into extensive university resources, including those designed exclusively for off-campus students like you. These services include:
- Remote access to the OSU Libraries
- The Ecampus student services center
- Student success counseling
- OSU Computer Helpdesk
- Disability Access Services
- Career services
- Free, 24/7 tutoring help
Online Education Trends
Oregon State Ecampus' Online Education Trends website is designed to share information about and developments in the growing field of online learning. Like other leading institutions who are developing online degrees and programs, OSU Ecampus strives to stay on top of the latest online research and trends to better serve our students, instructors, administration and constituents.
Hybrid Course Initiative
OSU established the Hybrid Course Initiative in the fall of 2011 as a concerted effort to redesign selected on-campus courses for hybrid delivery. Through this program, the Center for Teaching and Learning provides instructional design services and facilitation of term-long faculty learning communities composed of small groups of faculty who are engaged in hybrid course redesign.
Online learning resources
Our primary goals are giving learners like you worldwide access to a first-rate education and working alongside you as you move forward in life. It is a worthwhile process, and we want to share some external resources that will help set you on a successful path.
Use these guidebooks as a way to familiarize yourself with the world of online and distance learning:
- Online colleges and e-learning excellence – Affordable Colleges Online
- Distance learning programs and distance education opportunities – Peterson's
- Five tips to succeed in an online course – U.S. News & World Report
- Is online learning for you? – WorldWideLearn
- Online learning for students with disabilities – Online College Database
- What separates the best online degree programs from the rest? – OnlineDegrees.com
- Earning a degree online: What do consider – OnlineDegrees.com