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An outdoor photo of Sean Newsom, a Ph.D. professor of kinesiology at Oregon State University. He teaches kinesiology online and on campus.

6 reasons to earn a degree in kinesiology online with Oregon State

“Students graduating from our program go on to diverse careers, most of which have a direct relationship to human health. This is a growing appreciation for the role of physical activity as a component of a healthy lifestyle and a need for health care professionals who can help to address our many public health challenges.”

OER at Work: Expanding access to learning on all fronts

For a number of years, Oregon State assistant professor Marit Bovbjerg grew increasingly frustrated with the traditional textbook options for her introductory epidemiology courses. Then, a solution. “I wrote one myself,” she says. Now she’s an OER Champion in the state of Oregon for her impressive efforts.

OSU Ecampus honors faculty, staff for commitment to online learning and students

The Oregon State Ecampus Awards showcase OSU Ecampus faculty and staff commitment to online education, student success and course development. Through innovation, iteration and integrity, these Ecampus partners take on life’s biggest challenge: shaping this world’s future through education.

OER at Work: Open textbook is ‘a much more interactive resource’

John Selker is a distinguished professor in Oregon State’s Department of Biological and Ecological Engineering. He and an international colleague are tapping into the wealth of open educational resources through OSU Libraries. Learn about the process, benefits and challenges of implementing OER in his course.

A person stands in front of a video wall, looking at satellite imagery of Earth. GIScience online

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.

A person sits at a desk while examining paperwork. Economics degree online

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

A digital rendering of an open textbook that looks like a computer chip

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.