Open Educational Resources

Oregon State Ecampus delivers a variety of educational opportunities to individuals interested in personal or professional enrichment and prefer the flexibility of online learning and programs delivered off-campus. We are currently expanding our offerings of open courseware, learning modules and massive open online courses (MOOCs).

Open online courses

Ecampus Open Educational Resources works with OSU faculty to create online educational resources that can be accessed freely by students and teachers in digital media collections around the world. Examples of open educational resources (OERs) include full courses, course modules, syllabi, lectures, homework assignments, quizzes, classroom activities, pedagogical materials, games and much more.

Intro to Permaculture

Oregon State University is providing free access to the knowledge and tools needed to help combat climate change and other world issues in a massive open online course, or MOOC, on sustainable landscape design.

The four-week course, Intro to Permaculture, is a public education project that will enable students worldwide to learn about and design sustainable landscapes and ecosystems in a highly interactive way. The practical use of permaculture design techniques makes the course information easily applicable to a person's life. The first class began May 2, 2016. Registration is now open for an additional offering of the course.

Supporting English Language Learners under New Standards

This free, open online course for K-12 educators ended November 24, 2014. Supporting English Language Learners under New Standards is an eight-week, online course designed to help teachers support English language learners in meeting new, rigorous standards. Specifically, the course will focus on a key practice within both the Common Core State Standards and new English Language Proficiency Standards: constructing claims supported by evidence.

Endorsed by the Oregon Department of Education for Oregon K-12 teachers, the content is also open to teachers outside of Oregon and is especially relevant to those educators in the 11-state ELPA21 consortium.

Our online degree programs

Other professional, noncredit education and programs

For other open learning opportunities available through Oregon State University, visit the Professional and Continuing Education and OSU Open Campus websites.