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Oregon State’s GIScience online certificate is an entirely hands-on experience

GIScience integrates geographical features with data to map and analyze real-world problems. This technology is everywhere in the world around us, and it’s driving the high demand for professionals with spatial analysis skills. And that demand is why Oregon State now offers an Undergraduate Certificate in Geographic Information Science online.

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Oregon State online psychology bachelor’s degree ranked #2 in the U.S.

Oregon State University’s expertise in delivering a liberal arts education online is well-documented, and now that reputation has been bolstered even further — thanks to U.S. News & World Report’s ranking of OSU as No. 2 on its list of Best Online Bachelor’s in Psychology Programs.

Life comes full circle for OSU football legend, graduate Jacquizz Rodgers

Jacquizz Rodgers is one of the most beloved and accomplished sports figures in Oregon State history. Since he arrived on OSU’s Corvallis campus in 2008, he has piled up the accolades: NCAA All-American, Pac-10 Offensive Player of the Year, workhorse NFL running back. And now? College graduate.

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Oregon State ranked #3 for best online business bachelor’s degrees

Oregon State delivers seven business bachelor’s degree programs online, and according to U.S. News & World Report, they are among the very best in the nation. The 2021 list of Best Online Bachelor’s in Business Programs ranks OSU Ecampus No. 3 overall, a distinction that solidifies the university’s reputation as a national leader in online education.

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Adopt these 10 Online Teaching Principles from Oregon State Ecampus

Quality online education happens when courses are well-designed and well-facilitated. With that in mind, OSU Ecampus is excited to share a new resource, Online Teaching Principles. The principles draw from research in online teaching pedagogy and practice, and they provide the groundwork for talking about what strong online teaching looks like across disciplines.

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His goal: Earn an instructional design certificate online to enhance accessibility

Harry Barrick IV doesn’t simply want more accessible learning solutions. He wants to help create them. With that passion in mind, he is pursuing a Graduate Certificate in Instructional Design online with Oregon State University. It’s a one-year program that offers applied skills and knowledge to design, implement and assess educational programs in a multitude of learning environments.

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Earn an economics degree online and learn from real-world economists

Oregon State offers an economics bachelor’s degree online through OSU Ecampus, and having Ph.D. instructors like Taylor Rhodes on the faculty is one of the program’s many benefits. It means students learn from faculty who have immense firsthand knowledge of how economics course concepts are applied in the real world.

Explaining Oregon State’s #4 ranking for online bachelor’s degrees

Oregon State Ecampus is ranked No. 4 in the nation for Best Online Bachelor’s Programs by U.S. News & World Report. But what does the ranking mean in terms of a student’s online learning experience? We dig into the criteria that determines the ranking and explain why Oregon State ranks highly.

A humpback whale breaches and soars in the air above the ocean. Holly Campbell teaches an ocean law course for Oregon State and uses an open textbook.

OER at Work: Authoring a marine law open textbook was ‘straightforward and seamless’

Oregon State researcher and instructor Holly Campbell says the process of authoring an open textbook on marine law “was very straightforward and seamless,” and she advises her faculty colleagues to not hesitate in implementing open educational resources in their classes.

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Oregon State earns four top-five rankings for online education from U.S. News & World Report

Oregon State University is ranked No. 4 and is among the nation’s top 10 providers of online undergraduate education for the seventh straight year in a list published today by U.S. News & World Report. The No. 4 ranking of Best Online Bachelor’s Programs also puts Oregon State in the top five for the fourth time since 2015, a feat no other institution in the Western U.S. can claim.