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Category Archives: Ecampus Research Unit

Oregon State’s new research database responds to faculty skepticism of online, hybrid learning

Oregon State University Ecampus has developed a new research database that allows users to explore whether the learning outcomes of online and/or hybrid (online and in-person) education are equivalent to face-to-face environments.

Getting to know Mary Ellen Dello Stritto

It took one high school psychology class to kick-start Mary Ellen Dello Stritto’s lifelong interest in how humans behave. Her educational history and subsequent career in higher education are inextricably linked to studying and educating others on that behavior. And now as the assistant director for Oregon State Ecampus Research Unit, Mary Ellen combines that extensive knowledge with ample experience as a researcher to contribute to the field of online teaching and learning.

Getting to know Katie Linder

“A lot of people can be intimidated by research, but I think it’s fun to frame questions, design investigations and gather data to find answers. It’s like the ‘geekier’ version of being a detective,” says Ecampus Research Unit Director Katie linder.

Students say closed captions, transcripts aid learning, Oregon State study finds

Most college and university students who use closed captions and transcripts on video and multimedia find them helpful as a learning tool, despite them not regularly being made available, according to new research from Oregon State University.

Oregon State Ecampus launches podcast on research literacy in higher education

“Research in Action” – or “RIA” – features interviews with experts across a range of disciplines who share their expertise on qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods.

New research unit wins first grant, names faculty fellows

Oregon State University is advancing its commitment to online education with a new research unit that aims to meet university and national needs related to online teaching and learning. The OSU Ecampus Research Unit is designed to create an accessible and inclusive online learning environment for Oregon State students and others. Last month the research unit received its first national grant and named eight OSU faculty members as its inaugural research fellows.