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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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Leading in the world’s new education landscape

Oregon State Ecampus associate provost Lisa L. Templeton shares her insights on why the professional, continuing and online (PCO) education community is uniquely positioned to lead in the world’s new education landscape. That begins by creating pathways to more affordable learning experiences and alternative credentials.

5 lessons learned from developing and launching microcredentials online

Oregon State Ecampus spearheaded the university’s initiative to develop and launch microcredentials, which are for-credit sequences that consist of at least three courses and 8 credits. While all internal OSU partners were highly supportive, it was somewhat challenging for a four-year public institution that has offered traditional credentials for more than 150 years. Here are five lessons learned from the experience.

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.

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Ecampus grads share their advice on returning to college online

Oregon State Ecampus grads know all too well how hard returning to college can be when juggling it with life and work. Here, they share their tips for success and self-motivation through thick and thin.

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.

Oregon State Ecampus associate provost Templeton elected to serve as UPCEA president

Under the leadership of Lisa L. Templeton since 2008, Oregon State Ecampus has established itself as a national leader and innovator in the field of online education. Now the Ecampus associate provost is using her experience to impact institutions of higher education internationally in her new role as president of the board of directors of the University Professional and Continuing Education Association.

Corporate education combats the great resignation

Oregon State Ecampus is founded on the belief that everyone who wants to learn should be able to do so. With a focus on high-quality online learning experiences and affordability, we create innovative pathways to success for anyone who wants to learn, especially working professionals. One of the ways we work toward this goal is through the Ecampus Corporate Education Unit’s collaborations with organizations looking to help their employees grow their professional repertoire.

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.

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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.