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The first-class ticket to a degree: Oregon State Ecampus

For Calais Bickford-St. Pierre, pursuing a degree online was her passport, and Oregon State University Ecampus was her first-class ticket.

We’re in the business of innovative research

In recognition of its efforts, the Ecampus Research Unit was recently awarded the 2018 UPCEA Research and Scholarship Award for its pioneering research on instructional designers.

The first in a legacy of many

The past does not dictate the possibilities for one’s future. Erin Mathias knows this firsthand. She enrolled online in the Ecampus fisheries and wildlife sciences program to pursue her dream career, becoming the role model she needed when she was younger and serving as inspiration to her siblings and African American girls who want to enter STEM fields.

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?

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.

From the file room to the boardroom

Twelve years ago, Ingrid Scheel burned out in an engineering program and worked part time filing papers at a small fiber optic technology firm. You wouldn’t have predicted her future success. But now Ingrid holds two college degrees. Those papers she used to file? Now she signs them as the company’s vice president. And to keep the firm on the leading edge of producing hair-thin micro sensors, she’s pursuing an engineering management master’s degree 100% online with Oregon State University Ecampus.

Moving up – and lifting up others along the way

After she dropped out of high school to meet the demands of parenthood, Rachel Hensley’s passions for community and cultural engagement led her to rediscover her educational path through Oregon State University Ecampus’ anthropology program. After an Oregon State faculty-led study abroad trip to Guatemala, Rachel’s set her sights on pursuing a law degree that will allow her to work toward international human rights.

Nikki Brown, business and marketing instructor, Oregon State University

Behind the scenes with Nikki Brown, business and marketing instructor

There should have been no doubt that Nikki Brown’s career would revolve around business. Her childhood was marked by one clever business venture after another. From lemonade stands to selling lottery tickets (seriously), she was a one-kid start-up machine. Now she is an expert on marketing and consumer behavior who teaches courses online for Oregon State Ecampus on those very topics.

Person at computer while on a teleconference

Investing in the future of online education

Who better to help make recommendations about online education than students actually enrolled in the programs? Oregon State’s resounding answer: no one. With their eyes on the emergent future of online learning, Ecampus faculty and students are leaving their mark as members of the Oregon State University Online Education Committee.