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Oregon State Ecampus: Top-ranked in the nation

Oregon State University Ecampus is one of America’s best providers of online education, and in this video three recent graduates discuss why Ecampus’ national rankings helped assure them that Oregon State was the best place to earn a degree online and give them a path to a successful career.

Randy Ocampo, Ecampus computer science academic advisor

Behind the scenes with Randy Ocampo

Randy Ocampo knows only one way to live life: full tilt, full time. He spends his days working as an academic advisor to students in the Oregon State Ecampus online postbaccalaureate computer science program. How does he fill the rest of his hours? He has an always-on-the-go family at home, he’s pursuing his MBA on campus with Oregon State, and when he’s not consumed by those two aspects of his life, he’s an avid photographer, paints custom cars, does mixed martial arts and the list goes on.

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Big questions need big answers. That’s our strong suit.

It was a fundamental question in search of a much-needed answer: How can distance students in introductory biology courses online learn to operate a microscope without being in a physical laboratory? The simple answer was that they couldn’t. So Oregon State fixed that problem by developing a first-of-its-kind, 3-D virtual microscope that increases student access to learning and eliminates a barrier to degree completion.

Amy Leeds, enrollment specialist, OSU Professional and Continuing Education (PACE)

Getting to know Amy Leeds

For many nontraditional learners, the road to obtaining knowledge and new skills can be long and winding. The good news is there are people like Amy Leeds who love road trips and, more importantly, have expertise in helping students navigate their way to their educational goals. Amy is an enrollment specialist with OSU Professional and Continuing Education (PACE), and her job involves juggling a variety of tasks that have a common purpose: making education more accessible for students.

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Behind the scenes with Kathy Hadley

A professor of astronomy and physics is focused heavily on the happenings of our solar system and beyond, but Kathy Hadley is just as interested in what’s happening on our planet. Namely, she has a long-held passion for teaching students no matter where they are, geographically and scholastically. Her work as an instructor in Oregon State’s Department of Physics is one element of proof.

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OSU Ecampus to enhance online chemistry lab courses with adaptive learning

Oregon State University Ecampus announced an innovative collaboration with Smart Sparrow that will allow chemistry faculty to design their own wet lab simulations to enhance the student learning experience in place of in-person lab experiments. The project stems from a campus-wide initiative to scale the application of adaptive courseware to improve outcomes for Oregon State undergraduate students who learn online.

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Ecampus ranked #1 in U.S. for online liberal arts education

Oregon State is the best university in the nation when it comes to delivering a high-quality liberal arts education online, according to a new ranking released last month. Oregon State’s College of Liberal Arts offers 11 bachelor’s degrees and two master’s programs online through OSU Ecampus, the university’s distance education division.

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Online data analytics students prepare for top job in the country

Josh Stevens, an army veteran and a mid-career IT analyst at State Farm in Bloomington, Illinois, had been searching for the right online data analytics program for well over a year. The perfect match continued to be elusive. When he came across Oregon State University’s new Master of Science Data Analytics program, it was immediately attractive to him. Close to finishing his first year in the program, Stevens couldn’t be happier with his decision.

OSU Ecampus class of 2017 spans the nation, world
Nearly 1,000 Oregon State distance students, hailing from 49 states and more than a half-dozen countries, will graduate Saturday, June 17, after completing degree requirements online through OSU Ecampus. The 960 students earning their diplomas this year far surpasses the previous high of 692 set last June. Read more »

OSU Ecampus class of 2017 spans the nation, world

Nearly 1,000 Oregon State distance students, hailing from 49 states and more than a half-dozen countries, will graduate Saturday, June 17, after completing degree requirements online through OSU Ecampus. The 960 students earning their diplomas this year far surpasses the previous high of 692 set last June.

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Behind the scenes with Beau Baca

Learning primarily happens in a classroom, whether online or on campus, but Beau Baca’s period as a full-time instructor helped him realize that student success is aided when students come to class with a clearer vision. That’s why he transitioned to academic advising, a role he began in Oregon State’s College of Liberal Arts in February 2014.