About Online Learning
Overview | Online Education Trends
We understand that today's student cannot always relocate or adjust their schedules in order to pursue an education. Whether you're a working professional, raising a family or serving in the military, Oregon State Ecampus meets your needs by providing access to rigorous, flexible educational opportunities whenever and wherever you need to learn.
Your online classroom
Ecampus classes are delivered asynchronously and developed by the same Oregon State faculty who teach on campus. Faculty work with Ecampus instructional designers and multimedia developers to ensure that classes meet industry best practices and utilize the latest technologies to create an enriching, interactive learning environment.
Student-instructor and student-student interactions are highly engaging and typically occur via email or online discussion boards. Instructors often provide one-on-one feedback to students on the phone or video conferencing software such as Skype and Google Hangouts.
Ecampus course demo
Take a self-guided tour of the online classroom inside Canvas – Oregon State's online learning portal. The Ecampus course demo offers a glimpse at content featured in Ecampus courses and answers some of your most pressing questions about online education.
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:
- What makes a successful online student? – Illinois Online Network
- Disability Access Services for Ecampus students - Oregon State University
- Online learning readiness quiz – Illinois Community Colleges Online (ILCCO)
- Finding and comparing online degree programs – OnlineSchools.org
- Distance learning programs and distance education opportunities – Peterson's
- What separates the best online degree programs from the rest? – OnlineDegrees.com
- Earning a degree online: What to consider – OnlineDegrees.com