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Elena Moffet

Elena Moffet is a writer for Oregon State University Ecampus. She enjoys writing stories that help people imagine better possibilities for themselves, their communities and the world at large.
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Oregon State University hires new director to lead strategic expansion of alternative credentials

5 minute read Read a Q&A with Devin Miles, director of alternative credentials in the Division of Educational Ventures, to learn how Oregon State continues to expand access and opportunity for students everywhere.

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Want to know what some of the top minds in online education are thinking about?

4 minute read The team at Ecampus offered up eight scholarly articles and trade publications in 2023. Check out this round-up of their work and dive deeper into topics like quality assurance in online education, inclusive learning design, digital accessibility, and much more.

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What kind of online computer science degree should you pursue?

5 minute read Oregon State University offers multiple online bachelor’s and master’s degrees in computer science. Read our guide to better understand who each program is designed for, skills you’ll gain and possible career outcomes.

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Oregon State Ecampus releases new tool to help students improve their learning strategies and skills

4 minute read The Learning Skills Journey Tool is the result of an in-depth research study, conducted by OSU Ecampus and Brigham Young University. Learn more about the tool’s creation, how it’s being used, and how it can help students at your university.

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Oregon State Ecampus’ online Tribal Communities Initiative featured in a newly published book titled ‘Race and Rurality’

6 minute read Marleigh Perez and Eddie Rodriguez of Ecampus documented some of the initiative’s key successes for a chapter in a newly published book titled “Race and Rurality: Considerations for Advancing Equity in Higher Education.” The book offers insights into how higher education can better support rural communities of all different backgrounds. 

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Making a difference through horticulture

4 minute read John Dusek loves his work and small town Michigan community, but he began to feel like something was missing. “I don’t know if it was a midlife crisis or what,” he says. “But I came to a point where I realized that there was much more potential in horticulture than just producing pretty things for people to look at. So I decided to go back to school.”

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Advancing meaningful learning in the age of AI

4 minute read Oregon State Ecampus revisited Bloom’s Taxonomy to help educators navigate the increasing prevalence of AI tools. The Ecampus team synthesized their findings into a new version of Bloom’s, offered under a Creative Commons license, to give faculty concrete guidance on where they might want to review and amend their course design.

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Finding yourself while finishing your degree online

3 minute read Growing up as a member of the LGBTQI+ community, Michelle Harris understood the power of organizing from an early age. She credits these early experiences with helping to shape her advocacy and as one pillar in her eventual decision to pursue a degree in women, gender and sexuality studies online with Oregon State.