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A photo of the facade of the U.S. Supreme Court building. Open educational resources

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.

An image of Austin Hall on Oregon State University's Corvallis campus. OER open educational resources

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.

Clock and bell tower on the campus of Oregon State. Teaching online

Why continue to teach online? Interview results from experienced online instructors

Since Oregon State has been offering online education for more than 20 years, our the OSU Ecampus Research Unit decided to conduct a qualitative study where we interviewed faculty from diverse disciplines who had been teaching online for 10 years or more. The interviews asked a series of questions about instructors’ perspectives and experiences teaching online, as well as lessons learned over time.

An urban garden sits in the image foreground with plants in raised beds and elsewhere. A parking garage under construction with a crane is in the background. Urban agriculture online.

Urban agriculture: New online certificate cultivates opportunity

When Gail Langellotto began building an urban agriculture program at Oregon State in 2016, it was in response to the College of Agricultural Sciences’ recognition of the important role urban ag plays in the development of a strong, viable, vibrant food system. This past July, Oregon State launched the first credit-based urban agriculture certificate program in the nation. It is delivered online by OSU Ecampus.

Photo of the U.S. Capitol Building, with the American flag waving in the foreground. Oregon State online political science

Online political science program offers ‘roadmap’ to understand behavior patterns

Interest in politics – the people, the policies, the inner workings of government – seems to be at an all-time high. The 2018 U.S. midterm elections saw record-setting voter turnout, and current global issues are captivating citizens from all corners of the map. And Oregon State University enables you to capitalize on your rising interests by earning a political science bachelor’s degree online and gaining transferable career skills.