Ecampus Research Unit

Conducting award-winning research on online education

Online Learning Efficacy Research Database

We’ve compiled a database of academic studies on the learning outcomes of online and hybrid education.

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Research Fellows Program

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Recent articles

What is the Future of Online Education? Perceptions of Long-term Online Instructors

The changes in higher education precipitated by the COVID-19 pandemic have reignited questions and misconceptions about online education. This is a time that we should draw on the insights and experience of online faculty. At Oregon State University (OSU) we have a significant number of faculty who have been teaching online for over a decade.

Oregon State Ecampus research reveals that 30 students might be the tipping point

The Oregon State Ecampus Research Unit recently conducted a study on a rarely researched topic in online education: class size. What the researchers found is that students’ grades were higher in certain online classes that had lower enrollment, and that it may be beneficial to limit particular kinds of courses to 30 students or fewer.

Perspectives, perceptions and privacy: Voices in higher education learner data

Institutions of higher education are perpetually collecting data about their students and faculty. How that data is collected and analyzed varies widely, but one thing is certain according to industry experts at EDUCAUSE: The use of learning analytics will be one of the leading technologies and practices that significantly impacts the future of teaching and learning.

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