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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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Behind the scenes with Loren Chavarría-Bechtel

“My personal experience as an immigrant in this country highlighted the importance the Spanish language plays in my cultural identity. I wanted to share the joy of being bilingual or multilingual with my new community in the United States,” says Ecampus Spanish Senior Instructor Loren Chavarría-Bechtel.

Susana Rivera Mills, Oregon State University

Discovering the Unexpected

The proposal came to Susana Rivera-Mills’ desk at Oregon State University, and her alarm bells started blaring. Foreign language courses taught online? What a misguided concept, she thought. With nearly two decades of firsthand experience, she knew that in-person interaction is a great way for students to learn a new language. But is it the only way? Rivera-Mills had to find the answer through extensive research. The results, she says now, were beyond belief.