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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.

Oregon State Ecampus radiation health physics master's student Rebecca Jaronski stands next to a horse as part of a Western dressage competition

Oregon State Everywhere: ‘One of the best decisions I ever made’

“My personal experience as an Ecampus student has made me a real believer in online education. I personally found that the online format helped me to make better connections with my professors and peers than I did as an undergraduate. The program’s flexibility and quality has made the entire experience amazing, and one of the best decisions I ever made.” — Rebecca Jaronksi, radiation health physics master’s student

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7 tips on how to apply for financial aid

Let’s be honest: Receiving financial aid can be the difference between earning your college degree and not being able to go back to school at all. That makes applying for financial aid a hugely important process, and we at Oregon State want to help you navigate it like a pro.

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The top 5 questions people ask about online learning

At OSU Ecampus, we don’t pretend to have all the answers, but we have things pretty well covered. We field countless questions from prospective students all over the world, and the Ask Ecampus knowledge base contains answers to hundreds of common inquiries regarding Ecampus services and programs. See the five questions that people search the most.

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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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Why continue to teach online? Interview results from experienced online instructors

Since Oregon State has been offering online education for more than 20 years, our the OSU Ecampus Research Unit decided to conduct a qualitative study where we interviewed faculty from diverse disciplines who had been teaching online for 10 years or more. The interviews asked a series of questions about instructors’ perspectives and experiences teaching online, as well as lessons learned over time.

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Urban agriculture: New online certificate cultivates opportunity

When Gail Langellotto began building an urban agriculture program at Oregon State in 2016, it was in response to the College of Agricultural Sciences’ recognition of the important role urban ag plays in the development of a strong, viable, vibrant food system. This past July, Oregon State launched the first credit-based urban agriculture certificate program in the nation. It is delivered online by OSU Ecampus.