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White Papers

Supported by Oregon State Ecampus, a nationally ranked leader in online education, the Ecampus Research Fellows Program consists of Oregon State faculty members who are engaged in producing original research with the aim of advancing the field of distance/online education as it relates to access and instructional excellence.

As part of the Research Fellows Program and in alignment with the Ecampus Research Unit’s mission of making online teaching and learning research actionable, each research fellow produces a white paper to inform readers about topics related to online education research design or methodology.

Below you will find a series of white papers developed by the inaugural 2016-17 Research Fellows:

Becker-Blease. K., & Almuaybid, A. (2018). Randomized controlled trials in online higher education research. White Paper. Corvallis, OR: Oregon State University Ecampus Research Unit. [PDF]

Hsieh, P.-H., Chang, X., & Olstad, A. (2018). Using a Q Matrix to assess students’ latent skills in an online course. White Paper. Corvallis, OR: Oregon State University Ecampus Research Unit. [PDF]

Jenkins, S. (2018). Evaluating the impact of engaged Philosophy in the online classroom: Lessons learned. White Paper. Corvallis, OR: Oregon State University Ecampus Research Unit. [PDF]

Nolan, M., & Kellar, B. (2018). Online learning community: Friend or faux? White Paper. Corvallis, OR: Oregon State University Ecampus Research Unit. [PDF]

Thompson, K. D., Rutherford-Quach, S., Rodriguez-Mojica, C., & Román, D. (2018). Whose experiences do we understand? Generalizability considerations when analyzing data about Massive Open Online Courses. White Paper. Corvallis, OR: Oregon State University Ecampus Research Unit. [PDF]