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Justin Nelson says the topics covered in Oregon State's online environmental sciences master's degree program are ideal for helping students who want to change careers "break into new markets and industries." Earning a professional science master's led Justin to a new role working in corporate sustainability strategy. Read more »

Tuition benefit from Guild Education gives workers ‘once-in-a-lifetime opportunity’ to learn online

Marcus Mateus is one of a growing number of working professionals in the United States enrolling online with Oregon State thanks to collaborations with organizations like Guild Education that offer their employees and members a tuition benefit. Mateus calls it a “once-in-a-lifetime opportunity” for workers like him who now have affordable access to an Oregon State education online.

10 research-based principles paint a picture of what good online teaching looks like

Oregon State Ecampus developed Online Teaching Principles, a resource that helps paint a picture of what good online teaching looks like. These evidence-based principles point faculty to key resources for further reading and exploration, and, very importantly, they have been “road-tested” by experienced faculty who teach online to help promote buy-in.

Oregon State history master’s student uses her education to bring the past to life

“I’m currently working with a few historical cemeteries to create an interactive walking experience that educates participants on the area’s history,” said history master’s degree student Jessica Sue Cole. “Bringing stories to life of those who’ve gone before us and sharing that information in a way that engages people with the past — it’s the most rewarding job I can imagine.”

Data analytics alumna: Oregon State has ‘all the tools’ for student success online

Audrey Dickinson was working as an engineer at HP in Corvallis when she realized that a better understanding of data would make her work even more impactful. Oregon State’s two-year online M.S. in Data Analytics gave her the flexibility to earn her credentials while still working full time at HP. “There are a lot of great professors and the coursework was very valuable. Right away, I applied things that I was learning to my real-life job,” she said.

Award-winning virtual chemistry lab provides hands-on lessons online at Oregon State

When they needed an alternative to a third-party chemistry lab platform, Oregon State’s Department of Chemistry and OSU Ecampus used cutting-edge technology to build one from the ground up. The end result: a national award-winning, virtual chemistry lab platform that offers student-centered, high-quality lab experiences at no cost. The lab received the 2022 Online Learning Consortium Innovate Award for its outstanding contribution to the field of online learning.

‘Is it too late to go back to school?’ And other questions from adult learners

Starting something new is always daunting, but returning to something you put down a long time ago can often be just as intimidating. Before you talk yourself out of going back to school because you feel too old to dust off your “learning cap,” let’s answer a few questions, including what programs are best for adult learners and what to expect when going back to school as an adult.

Oregon State Everywhere: ‘Education is an investment in yourself, and you are worth it’

“Here’s my advice to anyone who is considering going back to school: Go for it! There is no better time than now. In five, 10, 15 or 20 years, the only regret you will have will be the opportunities you did not take. Education is an investment in yourself, and you are worth it. OSU Ecampus was user-friendly, with great support.” — Matt Bowling, Oregon State Ecampus graduate

Oregon State’s online computer science program leads to professional success

“I primarily wanted to better myself by furthering my education and doing the work I love,” Eric Rouse says. “Now, I’m half-owner of the company that I work for. Completing my computer science degree at OSU Ecampus helped create the career of my dreams.”

Oregon State Ecampus associate provost Templeton elected to serve as UPCEA president

Under the leadership of Lisa L. Templeton since 2008, Oregon State Ecampus has established itself as a national leader and innovator in the field of online education. Now the Ecampus associate provost is using her experience to impact institutions of higher education internationally in her new role as president of the board of directors of the University Professional and Continuing Education Association.

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