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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.

Oregon State Ecampus liberal studies alumna Janine Romero stands on a balcony speaking to her husband, Lee. Janine is one of several Ecampus alumni who shared about the process of building a network and communication skills while earning an Oregon State degree online.

Despite distance, online learners build lasting connections

Oregon State University’s online learners do what many say can’t be done: form genuine connections in the digital classroom. Ecampus alumni from the Class of 2018 shared how their interactions with peers and instructors went far beyond the computer screen, providing the opportunity to polish their communication skills and collaborate with others in their fields.

Speech communication professor Colin Hesse wears a brown button-up shirt with white horizontal stripes and his hands are folded on a curved white table in front of him. He is speaking to a person across the table whose head and shoulders are visible from behind. The person has shoulder length reddish-brown hair with light green roots and they wear a dark blue denim jacket. In the background, there is a room with more white tables and red rolling chairs.

At the core of all careers: communication

In all aspects of life, communication is key. Take a look behind the scenes of speech communication associate professor Colin Hesse’s online classrooms, where Oregon State students across all majors gain the skills that are needed to effectively communicate in both face-to-face and digital settings.

A Buddhist temple, part of the focus of Oregon State's religious studies online degree program.

Religious studies online program puts Oregon State in rare company

Someone who wants to earn a religious studies degree online doesn’t have many options when it comes to programs that focus on the academic study of world religions. Thanks to Oregon State University, students not only have a new option to consider, but they can also do it while enrolled with one of the nation’s best providers of online education.

Public policy bachelor's program online at Oregon State University

Oregon State University unveils 100% online public policy bachelor’s program

In fall 2019, Oregon State will launch a Bachelor of Science in Public Policy program to be delivered 100 percent online. The program will train the next generation of public policy professionals to tackle complex challenges including climate change, demographic and population shifts, rapid technology development and a global economy.

Janine Romero and her husband, Lee, walk through a dry grassy area holding hands.

‘Choose your own adventure’ in online liberal studies degree program

Janine Romero didn’t settle until she found the perfect degree online: a military-friendly university that offered a rigorous and well-rounded education to fulfill her interest in both the humanities and the sciences.

Gustavo Ramos Nunez, who earned a Spanish degree online with Oregon State Ecampus, smiling on his graduation day.

Strengthening native roots with higher education

Accepting comfort was not enough of a challenge for Gustavo Ramos Nuñez, whose decision to enroll in the Spanish bachelor’s degree program online through Oregon State Ecampus arose from honoring his Peruvian roots and a desire for self-improvement.

Oregon State instructor Raven Chakerian is seated in a red office chair in front of a wall with two large windows. She wears a red and white patterned sleeveless shirt, and she holds her arms loosely crossed on the table in front of her.

Behind the scenes with Raven Chakerian, Spanish and Italian instructor

Teaching immediately-applicable skills and guiding students on their multilingual journeys? Now you’re speaking Raven Chakerian’s language. Raven is an online instructor of Spanish and Italian at Oregon State University who realized her passion for languages and communication early on. Even outside of her formal education in Spanish, she pursued language learning through travel, community development, and social interactions. When she joined Oregon State Ecampus five years ago, teaching online was like learning a new language – conquering its challenges and new possibilities, she’s working toward fluency. 

Jennifer Oliphant, a student in Oregon State University's women, gender and sexuality studies program, sits at a desk with a silver laptop open in front of her. She is writing in a notebook to the right of the laptop. In the room, there are several tall bookshelves and a bright white lamp.

A novel approach to research makes new paths possible

Ecampus women, gender and sexuality studies student Jennifer Oliphant is the proud recipient of the 2018 Oregon State University Library Undergraduate Research Award for her winning paper, “Sharontheview!” – a graphic novel she wrote her first term at Oregon State for the Disney: Gender Race Empire course.