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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.

OSU Ecampus honors faculty, staff for commitment to online learning and students

The Oregon State Ecampus Awards showcase OSU Ecampus faculty and staff commitment to online education, student success and course development. Through innovation, iteration and integrity, these Ecampus partners take on life’s biggest challenge: shaping this world’s future through education.

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A look inside Oregon State’s cybersecurity online certificate

The exponential rise of technology across industries has produced incredible innovations worldwide. It has also paved the way for new and nefarious means of cybercrime. Now more than ever, cybersecurity professionals are needed. Learn more about Oregon State’s online Undergraduate Certificate in Cybersecurity.

Building relationships with classmates was key to success for OSU Ecampus alumnus

Vaughan Schmidt gained many things in his time as a post-bacc student: experience in new platforms, project management knowledge and teamwork skills, just to name a few. The most valuable takeaway from his degree, though? The relationships he established with classmates and instructors.

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Here’s how we support computer science online students

As an online admissions coordinator, Renée Petit works with people who are interested in Oregon State University’s postbaccalaureate online computer science program. And she offers her wide-ranging support beginning with the first time you reach out — long before you actually enroll as a student.

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What makes Oregon State online programs stand out?

Can a high-quality degree truly be delivered online? How can you support students at a distance? How do I learn science online? At OSU Ecampus, we hear questions like these often, and we’re proud to have the answers – as well as decades of experience in delivering nationally-ranked education to students around the world. Watch a video and read more to see how it’s done.

Mark Moore, Oregon State University Ecampus computer science postbaccalaureate graduate, standing in a server room.

Using computer science to improve education

Change is a word we often prefer to keep at arm’s length. It’s great in the fall, watching leaves change color with a pumpkin-spiced-something in hand, but beyond that it can be intimidating to say the least. Mark Moore, on the other hand, embraced change when he chose to step away from his career as a classroom teacher to pursue a future that blends education and computer science by learning online with OSU Ecampus.

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Oregon State Everywhere: ‘Combining computer science and music is my passion’

I thought about several other majors, but the only thing I enjoyed doing beyond playing music was problem-solving, coding and building an idea from scratch. I had too many ideas that could be realized using technology. That is the reason I chose to earn a postbaccalaureate degree in computer science online from Oregon State University Ecampus.” – Anousha Farshid, OSU Ecampus computer science graduate

Kristen Dhuse, 2017 OSU Ecampus graduate, poses smiling outdoors with her family. Her husband is on the left, Kristen on the right. Between them, seated on a wooden fence, is their daughter Grace.

Plans change. Your career goals don’t have to.

One of the most important items in any parent’s toolkit is the ability to adapt to unexpected change. It’s how we get another meal on the table within minutes of our children spilling their mac and cheese on the floor. Kristen Dhuse discovered the importance of parental improvisation as soon as she and her husband, Ryan, learned they were expecting a child in 2014. Kristen was a successful engineer in the greater Seattle area and had devised a plan to put her professional life on hold while she returned to school in hopes of becoming a software developer.