Preview quality online learning

Online learning on a different level

When it comes to learning online, not all experiences are created equal. At Oregon State, online learning is different. Oregon State courses:

  • Meet the highest quality standards
  • Are developed in collaboration between OSU faculty and instructional designers
  • Use the latest technologies and advanced innovations, most of which are developed by our multimedia developers

See why we're different 

What will my online learning experience be like?

Your courses are purpose-built for the online learning environment and may include the following engaging elements.

Instructor presence

Meet your instructor

Meet your instructor video  

Through video, discussion boards and virtual office hours, you’ll connect with your instructors early and often. Here’s one example of an instructor introduction.

Featured in HHS 513

Virtual field trips

virtual field trip

Tour an estuary without the seasickness  

Your instructors, with the help of the Ecampus video team, bring you to the heart of Oregon State research with virtual field trips like this one.

Featured in FW/OC 534

Augmented reality

AR sandbox

See Professor Millison’s AR sandbox  

This augmented reality sandbox gives you a powerful overview of how different elements shape the landscape and how to work with your environment.

Featured in HORT 285

Virtual reality

virtual forest

The forest is your classroom  

Virtual reality demonstrations allow you to interact with course materials in a way that’s highly interactive and engaging.

Featured in FES 430

Virtual labs

3D biology microscope

See our virtual microscope  

Innovative, virtual labs are developed by Oregon State faculty to ensure you experience the same learning outcomes as you would on campus.

Featured in BI 204

Learning glass lectures

Learning Glass

Say hello to Learning Glass  

Using innovative “lightboard” technology, Oregon State instructors can visually explain ideas as they lecture.

Featured in ST 314


animal sciences animation

See how the botfly affects a horse’s health  

Your instructors and the Ecampus multimedia team regularly break down complex topics by developing engaging animations, so you can visualize important concepts.

Featured in ANS 335

Interactive quizzes

Spanish quiz

Take a Spanish quiz  

Instant feedback deepens your understanding, reinforces your knowledge and builds your self-confidence. Interactive quizzes help you master course materials as you go.

Featured in SPAN 113

Engaging interviews

Talking business

Talking business with Nike  

Oregon State’s alumni and industry network is vast. Your instructors and the Ecampus video team regularly interview industry experts to deliver insider perspectives for online students.

Featured in BA 290

Tour the online classroom

Oregon State uses Canvas to bring you engaging online learning experiences. With Canvas, your course materials are hosted in one easy-to-navigate location.

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Evaluating high-quality online learning

What makes a good online course?

For the better part of 26 weeks, faculty and staff at Oregon State take an idea for a new online class and turn it into a learning experience that’s built top-to-bottom on quality and meaningful engagement. There’s a reason Oregon State’s online courses meet the highest standards in online teaching. Understand why we’re different »

How to choose the best school for online degrees

We’ve devoted 20+ years to infusing every Oregon State online course with the level of quality you deserve. But what do we mean by “quality”? Here are five specific things to look for as you evaluate different online learning experiences. Discover what makes OSU stand out »

Why are Oregon State’s online courses known for being the best?

Oregon State University has a proud history of pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in higher education. Our track record of success spans decades with a common thread tying it all together: courses that set the standard for excellence. Learn more »

Can you really learn about the sciences online?

Rather than outsource learning platforms to teach science online, Oregon State University called upon expert faculty and staff, who developed a national award-winning virtual chemistry platform that offers student-centered, high-quality lab experiences at no cost. Learn about our innovative chemistry courses »

Can you engage in interactive, hands-on learning experiences online?

Every student wants an education that moves their ideas from concept to action. Online learners are no exception. Through interactive learning opportunities across Oregon State Ecampus degree programs, you’ll be able to apply your learning right where you live and study. Peek at interactive learning activities »

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Our knowledgeable staff of enrollment services specialists will answer your specific questions about OSU Ecampus online degree programs, courses, the application process and how to get started.



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