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Demian Hommel is sitting in front of a large window and two large potted plants. He wears a plaid button up shirt with a black suit jacket and gestures with his hands as he talks. Out of focus in front of him is Mary Ellen Dello Stritto, the Ecampus assistant director of research. Mary Ellen has dark brown hair and wears a vibrant blue shirt and a blue and white scarf.

Rallied by research

When Demian Hommel applied for the Oregon State University Ecampus Research Fellows Program, he carried the seed of an idea: Experiential education can transform a student’s understanding of a concept into real-world circumstances, so it should be offered equally to learners in online and traditional classroom settings. What he didn’t know was that sowing the seed of this idea through his research project could help sprout a grassroots community of advocates like him.

Yvette Gibson, Oregon State Ecampus rangeland sciences instructor, browses OSU's Online Learning Efficacy Research Database on a silver laptop.

Oregon State’s new research database responds to faculty skepticism of online, hybrid learning

Oregon State University Ecampus has developed a new research database that allows users to explore whether the learning outcomes of online and/or hybrid (online and in-person) education are equivalent to face-to-face environments.

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Oregon State Ecampus study finds instructional designers are underutilized, face barriers when conducting research on teaching and learning

While instructional designers in higher education are well-positioned to conduct research on teaching and learning, a majority of them lack confidence, time and preparedness to do so, according to new research from the OSU Ecampus Research Unit.

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OSU study: Confusion surrounds closed captioning implementation within higher education

Motivations and implementation efforts vary when it comes to captioning videos at higher education institutions, new research from Oregon State University shows.

Katie Linder smiles with her hands resting on the table in front of her with her fingers interlocked. On the table is a black microphone with a pop filter.

Getting to know Katie Linder

“A lot of people can be intimidated by research, but I think it’s fun to frame questions, design investigations and gather data to find answers. It’s like the ‘geekier’ version of being a detective,” says Ecampus Research Unit Director Katie linder.

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Students say closed captions, transcripts aid learning, Oregon State study finds

Most college and university students who use closed captions and transcripts on video and multimedia find them helpful as a learning tool, despite them not regularly being made available, according to new research from Oregon State University.

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Oregon State Ecampus launches podcast on research literacy in higher education

“Research in Action” – or “RIA” – features interviews with experts across a range of disciplines who share their expertise on qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods.