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Category Archives: Open Oregon State

Getting to know Dianna Fisher

When Oregon State Extended Campus developed a unit focused on online educational resources (OER) in 2013, it turned to Dianna Fisher. Dianna already had more than a decade of experience working with university faculty, mostly as the director of online course development and training for OSU Ecampus. She was appointed director of Open Oregon State in early 2014 and has played a vital role in making college more affordable for students and giving educators broader access to the tools they need.

OSU wins grant to adapt free biology textbook, cut $100K in student costs

Oregon State University is increasing its efforts to make college more affordable, particularly through the use of free, open access textbooks and other essential course materials. The latest example came when the university was awarded a $30,000 grant by the State of Oregon to adapt a biology textbook that will be freely accessible to OSU students and learners worldwide. It is one of 16 open textbooks in use or in production at Oregon State. Read more about the grant and the work being done by Open Oregon State.

OSU’s first free, massive course attracts thousands worldwide

CORVALLIS, Ore. – More than 5,000 students from around the world enrolled in Oregon State University’s first massive open online course, or MOOC, which launched Oct. 1. The free, eight-week course, Supporting English Language Learners under New Standards, is offered in partnership with Stanford University and is funded by the Oregon Department of Education. The […]

OSU to offer free, massive course online with Stanford, Oregon Dept. of Education

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Oregon State University will launch its first massive open online course (MOOC) this fall, partnering with Stanford University and the Oregon Department of Education to deliver a free, professional learning opportunity to potentially thousands of K-12 educators in the state and around the world. The eight-week course, Supporting English Language Learners under […]

OSU open textbook initiative aims to reduce student costs, enhance learning

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State University is helping its faculty members develop textbooks in their fields that will be freely accessible online to any student in the world. The open textbook initiative is a collaboration between OSU Libraries, OSU Press and OSU Extended Campus that provides financial, technical and editorial support for faculty members to […]