Short Courses


Beyond Happiness: Flourishing

Happiness and the pursuit thereof are a constant source of conversation and intrigue. Whether it’s a late-night talk with friends about the meaning of life, a boss trying to find new ways to make for a better work environment, or a country trying to measure the standard of living for its citizens, happiness comes into play.

What makes people happy? How do happy people act and think differently than those who aren’t? Can happiness be measured? And is it felt the same way by everyone?

This open, four-module course utilizes the theories within positive psychology, flourishing, and the mindfulness literature.

Essentials of Parenting Education Professional Practice

In this free, online course developed by OSU's College of Public Health and Human Sciences, you will learn the foundations of professional practice for parenting educators through interactive technology, videos, graphics and readings in a series of seven modules.

The course, designed for all levels of professional practice, addresses a critical need for more professional development opportunities within the parenting educator community. The entire course can be completed in about four hours.

The seven modules that must be completed in order to earn four hours of professional development credits and a certificate of completion are:

  1. Creating a Parenting Education Professional Development System in Oregon
  2. Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity
  3. Ethical and Professional Practice (Part 1)
  4. Ethical and Professional Practice (Part 2)
  5. Foundational Facilitation Skills (Part 1)
  6. Foundational Facilitation Skills (Part 2)
  7. Fidelity and Evaluation in Program Implementation

Other short courses

Additional information about other short courses offered by Ecampus Open Educational Resources will be added below as they become open and available.


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