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Alyssa Fuentez can trace the altered trajectory of her career to a single conversation. Engaged in discussion with an environmental ethics professor, Fuentez became distressed as she wondered how society could curb the enormous issues of climate change. In seven words, her future was rewritten. Read more »

‘Extraordinary connections’ a highlight of religious studies online degree program

Seated in her bedroom, Emma Sargent gazed into a computer screen. She was on Zoom with classmates and professors from Oregon State’s religious studies online program for a long-distance graduation celebration. Events of such magnitude are meant to be shared in person, but if you were looking for disappointed faces, you were looking in the wrong place.

5 questions to ask when choosing an online degree

Here’s an obvious bit of information: Earning a college degree online takes a lot of hard work. Do you know what else requires an ample amount of your time? Researching which university to apply to and which degree program to enroll in. At Oregon State Ecampus, we can help you pinpoint a program that matches your interests and can take your career to the next level.

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Careers in the field of psychology ‘booming’ with the help of technology

Our lives are often made better because of technological advances and the ways in which we interact with computers. This is increasingly true in the field of psychology, one in which industry professionals and the people who benefit from psychological services use technology to conduct business and communicate.

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A biological, cultural approach to conservation begins at home – and online

Cayla “La” Crivello wanted to find a way to impact her community without having to leave it. What she found was Oregon State University Ecampus and an environmental sciences degree that she could complete without having to leave Hawai’i. And now? She’s engaging with her local and state government and working in conservation.

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OER at Work: Ditching traditional textbooks for a true ‘companion’ to learning

Cut down on chapter length. Get rid of drawn-out, technical explanations. Connect the text directly to the coursework. Oh, and make it free to every student who needs it. Those were a few of the goals Lara Letaw established when she set out to write a textbook on software engineering.

When does online class size matter? Read the study

The Oregon State Ecampus Research Unit recently conducted a study on a rarely researched topic in online education: class size. What the researchers found is that students’ grades were higher in certain online classes that had lower enrollment, and that it may be beneficial to limit particular kinds of courses to 30 students or fewer.

Open access

Finding a new, prominent home for Oregon State’s OER

Oregon State University’s expanding collection of open educational resources is now available in one of the world’s largest OER repositories, giving users greater access to the university’s no-cost course materials in a single location. OER Commons is a freely accessible, online library that invites educators and students at Oregon State and worldwide to discover open textbooks and other freely available instructional materials.

5 time management tips for online students

Mastering the art of time management is easier said than done. The good news for you is that our expert teams of instructional designers and student success coaches has many years of experience in devising the best short-term and long-term strategies that lead to real-life academic success for online students.

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