Online education at George Mason

Starting your academic career at a new university is very exciting, but it can also be a little overwhelming. Our goal is to make your transition successful. Online learning lets you take the same classes in a more convenient format. With minimal face-to-face meetings, students can learn at home, while stationed abroad, or while traveling.

Online students have access to the same services provided to on-campus students. Online courses are taught by the same Mason faculty who teach face-to-face. Classes are active and collaborative, often using e-mail, discussion boards, blogs, wikis, and social media. Just like face-to-face courses, online courses have textbooks, assignments, and exams.

Here are a few videos for an idea of what online courses may look like at Mason:

Untangling the Terminology of Online Learning

Blackboard Course Site Orientation Movie courtesy of Dr. Shahron Williams van Rooij of George Mason.

Blackboard Learn: For Students Video Series

Short video tutorials are targeted just for students, to explain how to be successful in your online learning course environment.

Tips for Online Student Success

Tips from actual Online Students at Arizona State University on aspects affecting online students such as time management, frequent course check-ins, and avoiding technical pitfalls.

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