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:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=erVvg2m42Jk

Blackboard Course Orientation Movie (or the PDF movie transcript) created by Professor Patricia Boudinot for her students in Mason’s Introduction to Physical Geography (GGS102) course.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kTCc_VCwysQ

Mason Online Astronomy 112 Course Preview (or the PDF movie transcript) created by
Professor Gabriele Belle about her online Introduction to Astronomy Lab.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4GXqwnXTGJ0

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

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