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This site is designed to keep you in the know about everything related to Oregon State University’s Division of Educational Ventures. The division is home to Oregon State Ecampus, a national leader in online education that provides learners with access to high-quality learning opportunities no matter where they live.

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Through a collection of feature stories, news releases, how-to articles and more, we’ll provide updates on the following units within the Division of Educational Ventures:

  • The Ecampus Research Unit, which aims to create actionable research to continually improve online teaching and learning, and partners with faculty on projects that positively impact students at OSU and nationwide.
  • The Open Educational Resources Unit, which works with all OSU faculty to create no-cost and low-cost course materials such as free online textbooks in order to make learning more affordable for learners in online and on-campus classes.
  • The Corporate and Workforce Education Unit, whose custom collaborations meet the needs of organizations and agencies by delivering learning solutions that upskill employees and increase access to education.
  • The Center for the Outdoor Recreation Economy, or CORE, which offers workforce development opportunities for the entrepreneurial and rapidly growing outdoor recreation industry.
  • A new alternative credentials unit that develops in-demand offerings in partnership with OSU colleges and industry so learners can gain specialized skills, earn a digital badge and advance their careers.