“Going Online With Oregon State University Ecampus” Podcast

About the show

This podcast was created to help OSU Ecampus students get the answers to common questions and learn more about ways they can improve their experience as online learners. Each episode, the show covers a different topic and why it matters to distance students.

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Podcast introduction

Welcome to “Going Online with Oregon State University Ecampus” – a podcast series highlighting resources and tools for online learners across the globe. I’m Eddie Rodriguez, the student engagement manager at Oregon State University Ecampus, which serves more than 13,000 online learners annually through the delivery of 100-plus online degrees and programs. We’re glad you’re here.

Season 2 episodes

S2 Episode 1 – Student Spotlight: Meet Sean Maston

In this episode, we meet Sean Maston, an Oregon State Ecampus student majoring in botany who is living in Amsterdam. Sean provides an inside look into his journey from high school to the Coast Guard, then on to his pursuit of earning a degree online. Sean shares his strategies for how he balances school and all of his other life responsibilities.

S2 Episode 1 transcript (.docx)

S2 Episode 2 – Career Development for Online Students

In this episode, we connect with Kyle Whitehouse, Associate Director of Student Success at Oregon State Ecampus. She provides an overview of the career landscape while sharing resources and strategies for online learners looking to make a career change.

S2 Episode 2 transcript (.docx)

S2 Episode 3 – Why Mental Health Matters for Online Learners

In this episode, we chat with Bonnie Hemrick, Director of Mental Health Promotion at Oregon State. Together, we discuss why mental health is important and the mental health resources available for online students. From crisis to personal growth and everything in between, there are a variety of options that can help make mental health a priority.

S2 Episode 3 transcript (.docx)

S2 Episode 4 – Financial Planning for Student Success

In this episode, we discuss financial services and planning with Michael Budke, program manager for the Center for Advancing Financial Education at Oregon State. Michael provides tips and strategies that anyone can implement to alleviate potential financial stressors and address barriers to funding your education.

S2 Episode 4 transcript (.docx)

S2 Episode 5 – How Instructional Design Plays a Role in Accessibility

In this episode, we speak with Dorothy Loftin, an Instructional Designer for Ecampus. Dorothy shares some insights on how accessibility standards are implemented throughout the development of an online course, while also sharing details on how they work with faculty to ensure best practices for accessibility.

S2 Episode 5 transcript (.docx)

S2 Episode 6 – Accessibility for Online Education

In this episode, we chat with Earlee Kerekes-Mishra, Assistant Director for Disability Access Services. Earlee provides insights on how accessibility is considered throughout the online learner experience.

S2 Episode 6 transcript (.docx)

S2 Episode 7 – Division of Educational Ventures: Leadership Spotlight

In this episode, we get to know the Vice Provost for the Division of Educational Ventures, Lisa L. Templeton. We get an inside look at how Ecampus fits into the division’s structure, the goals for the division and hear her thoughts on the current landscape of online learning.

S2 Episode 7 transcript (.docx)

Season 1 episodes

S1 Episode 1 – OSU Ecampus student spotlight: Jonathon Botts

In this episode, we are chatting with Jonathon Botts, a current Ecampus student. We’ll discuss his personal journey to Oregon State Ecampus and his academic successes and struggles. Together, we’ll explore his insights on how your study habits and learning style can impact your experience learning online.

S1 Episode 1 transcript (.docx)

S1 Episode 2 – What is academic advising?

In this episode, we’re connecting with Scott Harrington, computer science advisor at Oregon State University. We’ll discuss academic advising – what it is and how it impacts your success.

S1 Episode 2 transcript (.docx)

S1 Episode 3 – Does building a relationship with your instructors matter?

In this episode, we’re getting to know Raven Chakerian, senior instructor for Spanish and Italian online at Oregon State. We’ll talk with her about her teaching style and philosophy, and she’ll share how online students can build meaningful relationships with instructors from a distance.

S1 Episode 3 transcript (.docx)

S1 Episode 4 – Receiving support: OSU’s Center for Advocacy, Prevention & Education

Trigger Warning: This episode contains content that may be challenging to experience, especially for survivors, victims and community members who are impacted by gender-based violence.

In this episode, we’ll meet Jocelyn Kerr, a confidential survivor advocate for the Center for Advocacy, Prevention and Education, also known as CAPE, at Oregon State University. We’ll discuss the role of a confidential survivor advocate, support resources offered by CAPE and additional support for online students.

S1 Episode 4 transcript (.docx)

S1 Episode 4 show notes (.docx)

S1 Episode 5 – Can you engage in research as an online student?

In this episode, we’re joined by Stephanie Ramos, Associate Director & STEM Leaders Program Coordinator at Oregon State University. We’ll discuss the value of engaging in research projects as a student and the various research experiences available to online learners.

S1 Episode 5 transcript (.docx)

S1 Episode 6 – How success coaching benefits online students

In this episode, we’ll chat with Bethany Ulman, student success coach at Oregon State Ecampus. We’ll break down what success coaching is, how online students can leverage coaching in their pursuit of a degree, and the proven impact it makes for online learners.

S1 Episode 6 transcript (.docx)

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Student success

At Oregon State Ecampus, student success is at the heart of what we do. From success coaching to on-call support experts, we’re here for whatever you need.

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