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OER at Work: A book on keeping information private that’s available for all to read

In the introduction to the textbook she authored on digital security, Oregon State University associate professor Glencora Borradaile writes in part that they want the book “to be accessible to any curious person.” This means that the information within can ideally be understood even by those without a background in cryptography. But the desire for it to be “accessible” is twofold.

Samantha Chisholm Hatfield sits on a traditional tribal blanket in a traditional garment, holding a fan made of feathers.

Providing support comes second to understanding the needs of Native American 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.

Oregon State is helping Panamá high school students thrive in college environment online

Ronit is in her final year at the Instituto Alberto Einstein, a high school in Panamá City, Panamá. Like most kids her age, she says she isn’t sure which college she’ll attend or what she’ll declare as her major. But one thing is certain: No matter where she goes, Ronit has already proven she knows how to succeed as a college student. That’s because she’s one of many IAE students who earns college credit each year by taking classes through Oregon State Ecampus.

Oregon State Ecampus launches virtual career center

Oregon State Ecampus, a national leader in online education, has launched a virtual career center for more than 10,000 current students and thousands of alumni. In collaboration with uConnect, OSU Ecampus built the Ecampus Career Hub, an online career services platform designed with Ecampus students in mind.

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.”

What’s it like to learn online? Military veterans share their advice

Hundreds of military service members and veterans have earned their degrees online from Oregon State Ecampus. They know what it takes to live the military lifestyle while pursuing a higher education. And those Ecampus graduates are always eager to offer guidance to fellow military-connected personnel.

OER at Work: Expanding access to learning on all fronts

For a number of years, Oregon State assistant professor Marit Bovbjerg grew increasingly frustrated with the traditional textbook options for her introductory epidemiology courses. Then, a solution. “I wrote one myself,” she says. Now she’s an OER Champion in the state of Oregon for her impressive efforts.

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.

Adrian Gonzalez is pursuing an online zoology degree with Oregon State and takes part in a student club from a distance.

Student clubs create a sense of belonging for Oregon State’s distance learners

Nearly 100 student-led clubs and organizations are open to Oregon State’s online learners. The benefits of joining a club from a distance are real. Just ask Adrian Gonzalez — an Ecampus zoology major who is also a member of OSU’s Wildlife Conservation Club.