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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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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.

Student diversity drives learning in economics bachelor’s degree online

Meet Michael Jerman, OSU instructor for the online B.A./B.S. in Economics program. Throughout his teaching career, he’s seen trends change and classrooms evolve, but one thing has always rung true. Students learn best from their peers who have different experiences than their own.

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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.

Photo of associate professor Christopher Stout, who teaches political science online and on campus for Oregon State University.

New era in politics creates a demand for political science graduates

“There are so many more jobs in politics now than there has been in recent history. When (our students) graduate, they don’t just have the critical thinking skills, they also have the applied skills to go out and get some of these jobs and bring a new perspective to understanding politics.” — Oregon State political science associate professor Christopher Stout

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OER at Work: Open textbook is a path to ‘continuous improvement’

Now that he uses an open textbook in his business course, John Morris says students can see a stronger link between what they read in the textbook and what they do in their assignments.

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Best in class: Oregon State online chemistry is at the top of its game

The Oregon State Department of Chemistry’s early start and ongoing commitment to outstanding teaching, experiential learning and advising have set its online chemistry courses apart. OSU offers some of the highest quality online chemistry courses in the country.

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OER at Work: A volume of original research on judicial politics

Rorie Solberg, an associate professor in OSU’s School of Public Policy, worked with colleagues Jennifer Segal Diascro and Eric Waltenburg to develop a freely available resource that introduces students to the political science research process. Solberg recently discussed the development process, how students are using it and more.

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OER at Work: Business instructor enhances course’s real-world experience with open textbook

In the first part of our OER at Work story series, business instructor John Morris shares his insights about the decision to incorporate open educational resources in his course, the development process and more. He was inspired, in part, by the shock he received when he began paying for his child’s college textbooks.