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Record-breaking Oregon State Ecampus graduating class features 1,861 students

4 minute read There’s an upcoming gap between live performances for Josh Misko and the musicians he performs with in the world-famous Nashville music scene. His career often pulls him in many directions, but the absence of live music on his calendar is due to him heading in one specific direction: the West Coast.

Liberating course materials from the textbook industry

3 minute read Whether you’re struggling to find a suitable textbook for your course or want to remove learning barriers for your students, there has never been a better time to explore the world of open educational resources. Oregon State associate professor John Lambrinos shares why and relates his experience.

Samantha Diaz, and Oregon State Ecampus graduate

What’s the Oregon State online student experience really like?

4 minute read Learn what makes Oregon State’s online student experience stand out from the rest   These days, almost every university offers online degrees. When you can attend nearly any school, from anywhere, it can be difficult to know how to choose the best option for you.  One thing you definitely want to consider? The online student What’s the Oregon State online student experience really like?

A person sitting at a table and typing on a laptop, with an Oregon State University water bottle in the foreground.

Oregon State joins alliance to give federal workers affordable learning options online

2 minute read By joining the Federal Academic Alliance, Oregon State University will provide reduced tuition scholarships to eligible U.S. government workers and their families who enroll in an Oregon State Ecampus online program.

Persistence pays off as an online student, even when you don’t have a bird’s-eye view

3 minute read There was a time when the idea of “seeing the big picture” was more than Ravonne Byrd could manage. She was trying to find her footing professionally, but different career paths became unappealing the further she ventured down them. “There was a lot of uncertainty, and I did a lot of crying,” she said.

Jose Torres

The power of bringing honors online

5 minute read In the winter of 2023, Jose Torres became the first Oregon State University student to complete an honors degree online. Ask him how he got here, and his story might surprise you. “Nobody in my family’s ever gone to college or university, so it wasn’t even in my mind. We’re all working class people, and so that was my thing,” he says.

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Oregon State publishes new study about equity and bias in online learner data

3 minute read Learning analytics is a fast-growing field that tracks how students interact with their online courses, and it has the potential to improve the online learning experience for many university students. But the collection and analysis of student data also invites ethical issues. A team of interdisciplinary researchers, led by the Oregon State University Ecampus Research Unit, recently published a study in the Journal of Learning Analytics that sought to bring different perspectives to issues of equity and bias in this emerging field.

Act now: Ways to make learning more affordable for Oregon State students

3 minute read Oregon State University faculty, administrators and staff recently attended a new event called the Think Affordable Summit. The event, held in Corvallis and online, included a panel discussion centered on how to make college more affordable in Oregon — hosted by Provost Edward Feser and featuring Ben Cannon, executive director of the Oregon Higher Education Act now: Ways to make learning more affordable for Oregon State students

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Oregon State University unveils one of the world’s first online honors degree options

6 minute read Oregon State University’s nationally ranked online undergraduate programs are about to add a new distinction. Starting in spring term 2023, the Oregon State Honors College will become one of the first honors programs in the world to be fully accessible to online students.

Hope Nelson, an Oregon State University alum, stands outside in commencement cap and gown with a blue sash that says veteran.

Oregon State Ecampus secures grant funding to help veterans who learn online with housing costs

3 minute read Thanks to a state grant, Oregon State Ecampus is offering assistance to some military veterans in Oregon who learn online but receive significantly less GI Bill housing support than students enrolled in on-campus instruction. The new funding will support military veteran students studying online at OSU in fields related to technology, health care or manufacturing. In Oregon, a full-time online student who receives Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits gets $1,015 less in monthly housing allowance than an on-campus student.