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Carly Johansen

Carly Johansen is a writer for Oregon State University Ecampus. She specifically writes pieces for those who are considering pursuing their degree online in the hopes to answer questions that they may have along the way. Her writing style and subject area expertise come from personal experience with online education and curiosity about how to improve the student experience. Carly has been at OSU since early 2020, coming from a position in Iowa State University's Department of World Languages and Cultures. Originally from Iowa, Carly landed at Oregon State Ecampus through a love for higher education and an interest in the growing field of online education. She also has an enthusiasm for data and a passion for creating a more accessible and just world. Carly has a master's in strategic communications which she completed online from the University of Iowa and a bachelor's degree in Spanish and linguistics from Iowa State University.
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Elevate your career with Oregon State’s online business programs

2 minute read Moving up in the business world doesn’t need to be more difficult to figure out than quantum physics. Make it simple with Oregon State’s online business programs. From microcredentials to MBAs and everything in the middle, we’ve got you covered.

Ravonne Byrd wears glasses as she looks intently toward a computer screen.

Which microcredential is right for you?

4 minute read Explore five online microcredentials, designed to help you meet your professional goals. Whether you’re looking to start climbing the metaphorical corporate ladder or learn how to start your own business, OSU Ecampus has you covered.

Ecampus award winners stand together for a photo. From left: Blake Hausman, Doug Reese, Noah Buckley, Marc Curtis, Lynn Greenough.

OSU faculty, staff lauded for commitment to online student experience

5 minute read For the seventh year in a row, Ecampus presented its Ecampus Awards. The 2023 awardees included six OSU faculty and staff partners who exemplify the Oregon State commitment to student success and course innovation. Read more about each faculty member and the university’s five instructors who received Quality Matters certifications this year.

Mayra Radzinski smiles in a tomato "hoop house" wearing a yellow shirt with a denim jacket over the top.

A beginner’s guide to going back to school as an adult

8 minute read This stage-by-stage process guide to going back to school as an adult covers everything from choosing a subject area and degree type through enrolling in your first class. You’ll come back to this piece time and again for its helpful links, explanations and deadline reminders.

A black and white photo of a flooded community taken from above showcases the extent of the Vanport disaster.

Intersectional education at work

4 minute read Lynette de Silva is co-director of Oregon State’s water conflict management and transformation program. She is one of many expert OSU faculty members looking at history through a new lens, asking important questions about things like how race played a part in disasters. Read about de Silva’s research into the 1948 Vanport flood.