Speaking to the Needs of Various Learners

Published May 2, 2016

When Dr. Melissa Broeckelman-Post joined the Mason community in fall of 2013, she and colleague Lance Schmeidler immediately set to work rebuilding the Basic Course curriculum. Leveraging Schmeidler’s decade of institutional knowledge with Broeckelman-Post’s background in the field, the duo

Immersed in a New Language – FREN 210

Published April 4, 2016

With only two months to prepare FREN 210: Intermediate French for online delivery, a process that usually takes at least six months, Prof. Saima Ashraf-Hassan knew that approaching the course design from the perspective of a student would help ensure an

A Savory Mason Core with a Colorful Syllabus – NUTR 295

Published March 1, 2016

This semester, Dr. Margaret Slavin wanted to try something new in her online section of NUTR 295: Introduction to Nutrition. Following a three-day Online Learning Consortium (OLC) workshop, Dr. Slavin was intrigued by the idea of using an interactive syllabus

Creating Critical Friendships – EDUC 614

Published December 6, 2015

Housed in Mason’s College of Education and Human Development (CEHD), the Advanced Studies in Teaching and Learning (ASTL) curriculum focuses on helping K-12 professionals to achieve a deeper understanding of student learning, improve students’ classroom performance, and meet individual student

KINE 310 – Get Your Fitness On-line

Published October 4, 2015

Offered online every semester, KINE 310: Exercise Physiology I introduces Mason students to the physiologic, neuroendocrine, and biochemical changes of the human body that occur with exercise. KINE 310 is part of the BS in Kinesiology curriculum. This course covers

Video Resources for Writing Teachers of All Disciplines

Published September 14, 2015

Members of Mason’s Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) program recently developed and released a series of professional development videos for teachers of writing in all disciplines. These videos are provided below. For more information, please visit wac.gmu.edu. P.A.R.C. Initiative The

Teaching Sustainability from Half a World Away – EVPP 201

Published August 13, 2015

One of only a few science courses that does not require a lab component, EVPP 201: Environment and You: Issues for the Twenty-First Century introduces students to broad aspects of human-environmental interactions in the contemporary world. Partially fulfilling the natural

Mixed Methods for Math Specialists – EDCI 644

Published July 28, 2015

One of the first of its kind, Mason’s hybrid online Education Leadership master’s program for mathematics specialists prepares teachers to take on leadership roles and explore school-based leadership issues. A required course for the program, Dr. Courtney Baker’s newly online

The Human Religious Experience – RELI 100

Published July 6, 2015

Open to all majors and fulfilling the Mason Core global understanding requirement, RELI 100: The Human Religious Experience allows students to expand their global mindset through the examination of various religious expressions and traditions in the contemporary world. Professor Susan

Travel and Tourism – TOUR 200

Published June 29, 2015

When the School of Recreation, Health, and Tourism approached her to help create an online section of TOUR 200: Introduction to Travel and Tourism, Dr. Rebecca Kelley knew that her training and experience with teaching online combined with a high