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Persistence pays off for Oregon State Ecampus business ’19 alumna

Twice, Christy Wedding has tried going back to school while her children were younger – but it never quite worked out as planned. This time around, she’s determined to finish with the flexibility and convenience of online classes and support and resources available to students like her who are balancing full-time work and raising a family.

In life’s busiest season, Oregon State Ecampus offers adaptable paths to career success

Anticipating an eventual return to the workforce, stay-at-home mom Heather Reding went searching for an online program that offered practical support and quality coursework in equal measure. She found Oregon State University Ecampus.

Experiential opportunities transform learning for Oregon State’s online students

Oregon State University Ecampus students don’t just learn their course material — they live it. Through experiential learning opportunities such as field trips, internships, research and study abroad, online students connect with people and places that enhance their learning and career prospects.

Reclaiming tribal histories, one page at a time

A Grand Ronde tribal member, Native American anthropologist and educator, David Lewis is committed to shining a light on our nation’s forgotten and suppressed tribal histories, and sharing what he learns with the next generation of thinkers brings that work full circle.

Online urban forestry graduate certificate serves as career pathway after military

After earning an undergraduate degree, Andrew Carrier commissioned into the U.S. Air Force. While serving his country brought much pride, he always knew he wanted to expand his knowledge and follow his passions into the profession of urban forestry.

Oregon State faculty honored for online teaching engagement, innovations

The annual Ecampus Awards honor outstanding faculty partners who go the extra mile to develop meaningful and innovative online learning environments for Oregon State’s distance students.

The augmented reality sandbox used in Permaculture Design and Theory course online shows how landscape design affects water flow.

Out there: Pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in online education

Oregon State Ecampus is home to national award-winning multimedia developers and videographers who partner with OSU faculty to create custom media to be used in Oregon State’s online courses, including videos, animations, virtual field trips, augmented reality, 3D scanning and virtual reality.

Tommy Sheridan, Oregon State Ecampus alum, at work in a crabbing factory in Alaska.

Remote studies, experiential learning push forward fisheries career

Forging a career in Alaska’s seafood industry isn’t easy – but Oregon State Ecampus alum Tommy Sheridan can’t picture himself anywhere else. While living and working in Alaska, his Fisheries Management Graduate Certificate and Professional Science Master’s in Fisheries and Wildlife Administration offered ample career growth. Now, with a gift to Oregon State Ecampus through the OSU Foundation, Tommy is encouraging future fisheries students to follow in his wake.

A close-up of a person's hands as they demonstrate an interactive learning activity in which they measure rocks and soil clumps with a measuring tape. The samples are part of a lab kit sent to students enrolled online in Soil Morphology and Classification.

Oregon State’s online students take education into their own hands through interactive learning activities

Oregon State University students are eager for an education that moves their ideas from concept to action. Online learners are no exception, and through interactive learning opportunities across Oregon State Ecampus degree programs, they’re able to apply their learning right where they live and study.

Brenda Kellar, Ecampus anthropology advisor. Brenda wears a pink floral patterned button-up shirt and has short gray hair. She is seated in front of a bookshelf across from a person to whom she is speaking.

Anthropology in action explores complex human issues

“I love finding practical ways to make students’ goals a reality.” Ecampus anthropology advisor and instructor Brenda Kellar has been a leader in the anthropology program since Oregon State first began offering the degree online, but as a three-time OSU alumna, her roots go even deeper.