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Open access

Finding a new, prominent home for Oregon State’s OER

Oregon State University’s expanding collection of open educational resources is now available in one of the world’s largest OER repositories, giving users greater access to the university’s no-cost course materials in a single location. OER Commons is a freely accessible, online library that invites educators and students at Oregon State and worldwide to discover open textbooks and other freely available instructional materials.

5 time management tips for online students

Mastering the art of time management is easier said than done. The good news for you is that our expert teams of instructional designers and student success coaches has many years of experience in devising the best short-term and long-term strategies that lead to real-life academic success for online students.

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.

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Serving tribal communities through online education

New trends are emerging in online education that require both our attention and a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. At Oregon State University Ecampus, we’re starting to see more traditionally diverse students choose online education. This, along with a leadership-driven commitment to repair and rebuild relationships with tribal communities, led to the launch of our Ecampus Tribal Communities Initiative in 2019.

A person's hands appear on a laptop keyboard. An Oregon State and Guild Education collaboration gives working adult learners access to online education while reducing or eliminating debt.

Oregon State, Guild Education create affordable pathway to degrees and certificates online for America’s workforce

A new collaboration between Oregon State University Ecampus and Guild Education, involving some of the largest employers in the U.S., gives working adults access to Oregon State’s top-ranked online programs while significantly reducing or eliminating their educational debt.

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A closer look at 5 online degrees in conservation and natural sciences

Knowing how to take care of the planet and the animals who live here is just one of our areas of expertise at Oregon State. To get there in your career, you can choose from a variety of bachelor’s degree programs that align with your passion for conservation and natural sciences — and they’re all delivered online by OSU Ecampus.