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Category Archives: Ecampus Staff

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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?

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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.

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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.

Yvette Gibson, Oregon State Ecampus rangeland sciences instructor, browses OSU's Online Learning Efficacy Research Database on a silver laptop.

Oregon State’s new research database responds to faculty skepticism of online, hybrid learning

Oregon State University Ecampus has developed a new research database that allows users to explore whether the learning outcomes of online and/or hybrid (online and in-person) education are equivalent to face-to-face environments.

Mary Ellen Dello Stritto, assistant director of the OSU Ecampus Research Unit, is smiling near a bookshelf in the Valley Library.

Getting to know Mary Ellen Dello Stritto

It took one high school psychology class to kick-start Mary Ellen Dello Stritto’s lifelong interest in how humans behave. Her educational history and subsequent career in higher education are inextricably linked to studying and educating others on that behavior. And now as the assistant director for Oregon State Ecampus Research Unit, Mary Ellen combines that extensive knowledge with ample experience as a researcher to contribute to the field of online teaching and learning.

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Oregon State Ecampus study finds instructional designers are underutilized, face barriers when conducting research on teaching and learning

While instructional designers in higher education are well-positioned to conduct research on teaching and learning, a majority of them lack confidence, time and preparedness to do so, according to new research from the OSU Ecampus Research Unit.