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:

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.


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


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

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