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John Robertson

Getting to know John Robertson

Instructional designer, Oregon State Ecampus By Tyler Hansen Dec. 6, 2016 After a childhood spent in Northern Ireland and a university student experience in Scotland – with two more international stops along the way – John Robertson eventually landed in the United States and made his way to Oregon State University in 2014. His journey to working […]

Dianna Fisher, Open Oregon State director

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 for its students, particularly through the use of free, open access textbooks and other essential course materials. Read more »

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.