Online Students Nationwide:
Mason is committed to delivering a high-quality and affordable education to all learners, at a time and place that best fits their lives- enabling them to achieve their educational goals without upending their lives.
Supporting a diversified and expert workforce
Mason is leveraging the expertise of partners in educational services, technology, and marketing to help us deliver a Mason experience to students in Virginia and across the country. Through partnerships like ADVANCE and the Online Virginia Network (OVN), Mason is working with other higher education institutions in Virginia to expand access to education to more learners.
Mason Online supports a diverse workforce. Online offerings at Mason enable more non-traditional learners to attain a quality four-year degree that is affordable. As a result, we will graduate a more diverse talent pipeline who can fill skilled jobs in our region.
Flexible learning enables better work outcomes. 60% of online students are employed full-time and 46% say their biggest motivation to enroll was to advance their career. The flexibility of online degrees allows working adults to continue earning a
Committed to Mason excellence
Expert faculty at Mason work with the Office of Digital Learning to design and teach online courses that reflect our commitment to excellence. The office provides crucial support for Mason faculty in areas such as instructional design, online course development and best practices for quality online teaching.
The Stearns Center for Teaching and Learning-a hub for promoting teaching excellence and innovation.
Housing the Office of Digital Learning and the Center for Teaching and Faculty Excellence, the Center is a one-stop destination for all George Mason faculty and graduate students seeking to explore and test new ideas for teaching methods and techniques including online course delivery and integrated instructional design. As more students choose the flexibility of online learning, the Center enables our faculty and instructors to ensure a more effective and consistent Mason learning experience, whether individuals choose to earn their full degree online or take a combination of online and on-campus classes.
“It’s important to expand online programs because our students are demanding it. We have a diverse group of students with a diverse group of needs.”
Michelle Marks, Vice President, New Ventures, George Mason University
Please contact Digital Learning for information on creating online courses and programs.
Delivering a transformative Mason experience digitally
At Mason, an online education offers the same transformational experiences and knowledge opportunities offered on-campus. Whether via enhanced collaboration methods which promote idea exchanges or readily available course materials which allow for self-pacing, our online coursework has been designed to engage students in a variety of ways.
Our Office of Digital Learning is devoted to helping students find the courses and programs that meet their educational goals.
Outside of the digital classroom, Mason Online students will benefit from support services essential to their success:
For special student populations like transfer students, and adult learners, and through partnerships like ADVANCE and the Online Virginia Network (OVN), Mason is launching a selection of fully-online undergraduate programs. In addition, our online strategy includes offering at least 15 online graduate programs in the next three years.
Learn more about the Online Virginia Network (OVN) and ADVANCE.
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