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Category Archives: Ecampus

Veronica Garcia

Veronica Garcia was told college wasn’t for her. Four degrees later, she’s the president of one.

As the newly hired president of Northeast Lakeview College, a community college in San Antonio, Texas, Veronica is on a mission to help as many people as possible find a path to a college education. She doesn’t want anyone to believe they can’t.

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Big dreams have humble beginnings

Growing up in a small village in Guyana – which Secota described as “a third-world country” when she was growing up – Secota Douglas always had dreams that were bigger than her surroundings, including earning a degree from a prestigious university such as Oregon State.

Inclusivity

Inclusivity at Oregon State isn’t up for debate. It’s a commitment.

As a way to continue to promote positive engagement and experiences among our students, Oregon State is now requiring new students to complete a course, Creating an Inclusive Community, that focuses on diversity and inclusion.

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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.

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Oregon State Ecampus study finds instructional designers are underutilized, face barriers when conducting research on teaching and learning

While instructional designers in higher education are well-positioned to conduct research on teaching and learning, a majority of them lack confidence, time and preparedness to do so, according to new research from the OSU Ecampus Research Unit.

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.

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Getting to know Kaylyn Hymes

Division of Extended Campus Office Specialist Kaylyn Hymes holds many hats, including helping applicants navigate the hiring process.

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Join the OSU community. We’ll join yours, too.

“Working through Tillamook Bay Community College, as well as Oregon State, I was able to feel connected to my local community as well as a greater community,” says Christiania Jefferies, OSU Ecampus psychology student.

Brian-Sidlauskas

Behind the scenes with Brian Sidlauskas

“It is a real privilege to be able to reach such a diverse student population and to be able to share the awesomeness of fishes with people who would otherwise lack access to the brick-and-mortar version of my classes,” says Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences Associate Professor Brian Sidlauskas.