In-demand learning solutions

The Division of Educational Ventures helps OSU lead in the creation and delivery of new learning experiences that meet real-time student needs and workforce demands around the world. By fostering creative partnerships with industry and other stakeholders, the division drives innovation in education pathways, giving today’s learners more affordable access to high‑quality academic programs in every modality.

Meeting the needs of today's learners and global workforce

Oregon State Online (Ecampus)

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Delivers 100+ high-quality degrees, certificates and microcredentials online to students around the world — and and they’re all developed and taught by OSU faculty.

Contact: Ecampus enrollment services

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Corporate and workforce education

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Forms custom collaborations to meet the needs of organizations and agencies by delivering corporate and workforce education that upskills employees and increases access to learning opportunities.

Contact: Howard Burns, senior director

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Center for the Outdoor Recreation Economy

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Offers innovative workforce development experiences to meet the demands of the vast, entrepreneurial and rapidly growing outdoor recreation industry and maximize its impact.

Contact: Kate Porsche, interim director

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Open educational resources

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Works with Oregon State faculty to create no-cost and low-cost course materials such as free online textbooks in order to make learning more affordable and accessible for learners everywhere.

Contact: Stefanie Buck, director

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Ecampus Research Unit

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Aims to create actionable research to continually improve online teaching and learning, and partners with faculty on projects that positively impact students at Oregon State and nationwide.

Contact: Mary Ellen Dello Stritto, Ph.D., director

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Alternative credentials

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Provides students and working professionals with shorter-term pathways to gain specialized skills and earn a credential or digital badge that can help them advance their careers.

Contact: Shannon Riggs, associate vice provost

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