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Category Archives: Ecampus Staff

Demian Hommel is sitting in front of a large window and two large potted plants. He wears a plaid button up shirt with a black suit jacket and gestures with his hands as he talks. Out of focus in front of him is Mary Ellen Dello Stritto, the Ecampus assistant director of research. Mary Ellen has dark brown hair and wears a vibrant blue shirt and a blue and white scarf.

Rallied by research

When Demian Hommel applied for the Oregon State University Ecampus Research Fellows Program, he carried the seed of an idea: Experiential education can transform a student’s understanding of a concept into real-world circumstances, so it should be offered equally to learners in online and traditional classroom settings. What he didn’t know was that sowing the seed of this idea through his research project could help sprout a grassroots community of advocates like him.

Oregon State professor Byron Crump is in the lab of the Elakha research vessel on an estuary at Yaquina Bay. He is demonstrating the use of lab tools over the sink.

In a classroom without walls, learning can happen anywhere

An education with Oregon State Ecampus can take students places they never expected. And that’s not only because a top-ranked degree opens up new pathways for their futures. Ecampus students often find themselves visiting unfamiliar places to complete their course work through field trips.

An orange background with white text that reads "2018 Division of Extended Campus awards." The Oregon State University logo is in the bottom-right corner.

At the forefront of innovation

The annual Oregon State University Division of Extended Campus Awards recognize faculty partners who have gone above and beyond to improve the learning environment and outcomes for distance students.

When it comes to making research actionable, Oregon State Ecampus is leading the charge

Oregon State University Ecampus knows that as leaders in the field of higher education, there is a responsibility that comes with it: stay on top of the research. And what better way to do so than by being the ones to conduct the research?

Two Oregon State faculty are seated in the distance with tall lights and a camera on a tripod in the foreground.

Exploring the world of teaching online

Through Ecampus, instructors provide learners across the globe with access to the high-quality courses and programs they’ve come to expect from the nationally renowned online education program. Learn what Oregon State faculty and Ecampus staff recommend to first-time online instructors who are ready to begin their collaboration with Ecampus.

Getting to know Emily Henry

For scientist and instructor Emily Henry, the pursuit of knowledge is the perpetual force behind her career. As one of PACE’s three assistant directors, Emily uses her extensive background in science, policy and communication to connect the dots for professional and continuing education at Oregon State.

Paul Bausch writes on a light board, which is a clear glass whiteboard that allows the user to face their audience while using it. Paul is wearing a dark green button-up shirt.

Getting to know Paul Bausch

Finding himself at Oregon State Ecampus just one year ago, Paul has wasted no time in applying his knowledge of coding languages and internet technologies to support adult learners in their pursuit of knowledge.

A member of the Oregon State Ecampus staff helps demonstrate a virtual reality assignment to an attendee of the faculty forum event.

Great ideas are worth sharing

From virtual reality labs to online field trips, innovations in course development help make Ecampus a nationally ranked leader in online education, creating innovative and accessible ways for students to engage with course materials, their classmates and instructors.

Rayne Vieger collaborates with Kok-Mun Ng, an Ecampus faculty member in the College of Education. The two sit together at a table with a silver laptop open in front of them.

Getting to know Rayne Vieger

While studying to be an academic librarian at the University of North Texas, Rayne Vieger enrolled in an online class that changed the course of her career forever. Desiring more from her learning experience, Rayne made connecting the dots between instruction and learning her focus, and ultimately, her passion.