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Oregon State earns 10th straight top-10 national ranking for online education

3 minute read Oregon State University has been ranked one of the nation’s 10 best online education providers for the 10th consecutive year by U.S. News & World Report — an accomplishment no other institution in the country can claim. The list ranks Oregon State No. 4 in the category of Best Online Bachelor’s Programs.

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Podcast highlight: Behind the scenes of Oregon State’s successful microcredential initiative

4 minute read On the Modern Campus “Illumination” podcast, Lisa L. Templeton — vice provost of Oregon State’s Division of Educational Ventures — discusses the expansion of the OSU’s microcredential initiative and the importance of access and affordability for today’s learners.

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Explore careers in the great outdoors and the outdoor recreation economy

4 minute read The future of the outdoor recreation economy is dependent on creating clear educational pathways for students. Educators are starting to address this growing opportunity. Oregon State’s Center for the Outdoor Recreation Economy is working to fill this gap as part of a growing workforce education solution.

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6,000 Samaritan employees eligible for scholarships to learn online thanks to new Oregon State collaboration

2 minute read Oregon State University is expanding its relationship with Samaritan Health Services to provide thousands of the regional health system’s employees with more affordable access to academic programs and workforce education opportunities online.

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Tips on when and how AI tools can support teaching and learning

2 minute read Oregon State Ecampus created a principles-based framework on how to incorporate AI tools responsibly and ethically into online courses, research and other projects. These open-source materials provide clarity for instructors and foster positive learning experiences for students.

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What makes a good online course?

4 minute read Pop quiz: How many weeks does Oregon State spend developing an online course? If you answered 26 weeks, that’s correct (and oddly impressive). For six months, OSU faculty and staff take an idea for a new online class and turn it into a learning experience that is built on quality and meaningful engagement.

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3 decisions executives should make when launching a tuition benefit program

3 minute read Offering tuition assistance or reimbursement benefits is a proven way to recruit and retain talented employees. But how do you start a tuition benefit program? Here are the top three actions that leaders should take to evolve their businesses and positively impact their workforce.

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Which microcredential is right for you?

4 minute read Explore five online microcredentials, designed to help you meet your professional goals. Whether you’re looking to start climbing the metaphorical corporate ladder or learn how to start your own business, OSU Ecampus has you covered.

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.

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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?