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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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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.

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Leading in the world’s new education landscape

3 minute read Oregon State Ecampus associate provost Lisa L. Templeton shares her insights on why the professional, continuing and online (PCO) education community is uniquely positioned to lead in the world’s new education landscape. That begins by creating pathways to more affordable learning experiences and alternative credentials.

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3 reasons to earn a business and communications microcredential online

2 minute read The field of business and communications is rapidly evolving. And employers need people with the relevant and in-demand skills to meet organizational needs. Enter: microcredentials. In a few short courses, you can gain skills in business and communications and earn a digital badge to signify to employers your unique skills.

5 lessons learned from developing and launching microcredentials online

2 minute read Oregon State Ecampus spearheaded the university’s initiative to develop and launch microcredentials, which are for-credit sequences that consist of at least three courses and 8 credits. While all internal OSU partners were highly supportive, it was somewhat challenging for a four-year public institution that has offered traditional credentials for more than 150 years. Here are five lessons learned from the experience.