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.

Basics of Grant Writing

This web-based training is targeted primarily to graduate students in OSU's College of Public Health and Human Sciences (CPHHS) who are new to the world of scientific grant writing. It is a self-paced training that provides information and resources to help start you on the path to writing competitive grants. Each module has a short assessment quiz or survey. After completing all module assessments, you will receive a certificate of completion.

The course's target grant module is for the National Institutes of Health, but the curriculum also covers the basics of applying for funding to all agencies (NSF, NASA, USDA, etc.).

For more information on the content, contact CPHHS associate professor Susan Carozza, Ph.D., at 541-737-5949 or

For access to the course, send an email to Shannon Riggs, executive director of course development and learning innovation in Ecampus.

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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