Oregon State has bolstered its reputation as one of America’s best providers of online education, with its online bachelor’s degree programs today being ranked fifth in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. OSU’s Ecampus online education program scored 95 points out of 100 in the rankings, which include nearly 300 higher education institutions.
With the rising costs of textbooks on top of other expenses college students face, students and faculty members across the country are trying to tap into online resources that are accessible for free. Representatives from Open Oregon State and Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition informed 170 luncheon attendees about the resources already available both at Oregon State University and worldwide.
Professional and Continuing Education helped Disability Access Services create an online training to improve the classroom accommodations process at OSU. Offering the training online allows this resource to be accessible not only for campus, but around the state at other OSU locations.
More than 3,187 students from around the world have enrolled in Oregon State University’s first massive open online course, or MOOC. The free, eight-week course, Supporting English Language Learners under New Standards, is offered in partnership with Stanford University and is funded by the Oregon Department of Education.
Oregon State University has joined several leading research universities to create an education technology consortium called Unizin that will provide new ways to create and share digital educational content.
The Ecampus distance education program at Oregon State University has been named the best online college in Oregon by TheBestSchools.org, an organization that provides in-depth ranking of degree programs, colleges and universities.
The Professional and Continuing Education, or PACE program at Oregon State University has begun an educational “badge” initiative, becoming part of an innovative national movement to expand the way learning accomplishments can be recognized. These digital badges offer an additional method to recognize skills, education and abilities.
In recognition of extraordinary community outreach, Oregon State University's OSU Open Campus program has been selected as the western regional recipient of the 2014 Outreach Scholarship W.K. Kellogg Foundation Engagement Award.
Eleven people have been accepted into the division's new Leadership Development Program for Executives. The 12-month program launches this September and covers a wide range of topics, including: leading change, navigating difficult conversations, conflict management, building effective teams, as well as topics identified by participants through self assessments.
Rebecca Brooksher, a 28-year-old mother of two, will be the first to earn a bachelor’s degree from OSU through a partnership with KCC.The pilot program, in its first official year on campus, has allowed her and her husband, Cory, to raise their young children in the Klamath Basin while she finishes her education. The program also allowed her to take the first two years of agriculture credits at KCC before continuing the rest online through OSU.