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How to choose the best school for online degrees

At Oregon State Ecampus, we’ve devoted 20+ years to infusing every online course with the level of quality you deserve. But what do we mean by “quality”? It’s an important question to ask (and answer), so here are five specific things to look for as you evaluate the quality of an institution’s online learning experience.

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What are the keys to effective online course development?

How do you create robust and engaging online courses that bring Oregon State’s faculty expertise to students worldwide? A deep dive into the course development process reveals a number of things. Each course development is a custom build, and we pursue quality throughout every stage, ensuring that students are presented with the best possible learning experience.

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Intersectional education at work

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.

10 research-based principles paint a picture of what good online teaching looks like

Oregon State Ecampus developed Online Teaching Principles, a resource that helps paint a picture of what good online teaching looks like. These evidence-based principles point faculty to key resources for further reading and exploration, and, very importantly, they have been “road-tested” by experienced faculty who teach online to help promote buy-in.

Award-winning virtual chemistry lab provides hands-on lessons online at Oregon State

When they needed an alternative to a third-party chemistry lab platform, Oregon State’s Department of Chemistry and OSU Ecampus used cutting-edge technology to build one from the ground up. The end result: a national award-winning, virtual chemistry lab platform that offers student-centered, high-quality lab experiences at no cost. The lab received the 2022 Online Learning Consortium Innovate Award for its outstanding contribution to the field of online learning.

OSU faculty, staff to receive awards from Ecampus for dedication to student experience

The 2022 Ecampus Awards celebrate OSU faculty and staff excellence and commitment to student success through superior online experiences.

What is instructional design? An inside look at Oregon State’s online certificate

Oregon State is a national leader in developing online courses and programs. And OSU’s expertise is benefiting a new generation of education professionals through its online Graduate Certificate in Instructional Design. It’s a 20-credit, hands-on program that teaches students how to thoughtfully construct material to help guide a student’s learning from start to finish.

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Careers in the field of psychology ‘booming’ with the help of technology

Our lives are often made better because of technological advances and the ways in which we interact with computers. This is increasingly true in the field of psychology, one in which industry professionals and the people who benefit from psychological services use technology to conduct business and communicate.

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Providing support comes second to understanding the needs of Indigenous students

Through Dr. Samantha Chisholm Hatfield’s own rigorous education and personal experience, she’s helped build a support network for Oregon State’s Indigenous students. And she serves as a point of connection for those students, including those who may never meet her in person because she knows how essential that feeling of belonging can be to student success.

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.”