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Serving tribal communities through online education

New trends are emerging in online education that require both our attention and a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. At Oregon State University Ecampus, we’re starting to see more traditionally diverse students choose online education. This, along with a leadership-driven commitment to repair and rebuild relationships with tribal communities, led to the launch of our Ecampus Tribal Communities Initiative in 2019.

5 essentials of student support for online computer science students

At Oregon State Ecampus, student success comes first. In the case of our computer science programs, a major part of that is success coaching – one-on-one guidance from a pro, customized to what you need, when you need it.

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.

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The best path to redirect your life is to go back to school, online

As someone who has worked in higher education for the past 22 years, I can’t stop thinking about those who have experienced the largest increases in unemployment: adult workers with low educational attainment. When you are already working full time, raising a family and paying rent or mortgage, financing college can be a deterrent and downright daunting. The good news is that there are multiple and growing ways to make college more affordable for adult learners.

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Adopt these 10 Online Teaching Principles from Oregon State Ecampus

Quality online education happens when courses are well-designed and well-facilitated. With that in mind, OSU Ecampus is excited to share a new resource, Online Teaching Principles. The principles draw from research in online teaching pedagogy and practice, and they provide the groundwork for talking about what strong online teaching looks like across disciplines.

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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.

OSU Libraries is based out of The Valley Library on Oregon State University's Corvallis campus, but it serves learners all over the world.

10 things you need to know about OSU Libraries

Oregon State Ecampus librarian Zach Welhouse provides 10 important pieces of information that all distance learners need to know. The OSU Libraries provide access to many services and resources that Ecampus students can use including journals, books, research guides and more.

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Oregon State Ecampus director of student success wins national award

Marleigh Perez, like many at Oregon State Ecampus, is committed to student success in a plethora of facets. This year, she’s lauded for her accomplishments by the Online Learning Consortium, a national resource for all things online education.

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Rising to the challenge to meet the needs of students and faculty

The COVID-19 pandemic has thrust an opportunity upon online education professionals under very unfortunate circumstances. Now is the time for us to “get out of our lane,” so to speak, and show how we will support an entire educational enterprise for the advancement of our universities. Online education is on display like never before, and it is crucial that we rise to the occasion by sharing the collective leadership and knowledge we have that has led to many educational innovations in recent years.

Student-centered remote teaching: Lessons learned from online education

While online and remote education may not be synonymous, today’s new remote educators can benefit from the “lessons learned” by experienced online educators who are providing high-quality, engaging learning experiences for their students. The one “lesson learned” I see as the most significant for faculty as they begin to teach from a distance is to consider the new learning environment from a student-centered perspective.