George Mason University

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Technology & Support

Networking

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Technology

Usable for classes
Apple Yes
PC Yes
Required Internet speed 256k
Delivery modes
Live streaming video No
Live streaming audio No
Recorded video Yes
Recorded audio Yes
Software-based readers Yes
Application for display on tablet computer Yes
Description of tablet application Blackboard for iPad
Application for display on smartphone Yes
Description of application for smartphone Blackboard for iPhone
Bulletin boards Yes
Simulations Yes
Online labs No
Courses designed by certified instructional designers Yes
Courses designed by an outside firm No
Learning management system N/A

Types of Learning Management Systems Used

Blackboard Yes
Blackboard Connect Yes
Blackboard Collaborate Yes
Blackboard Mobile Yes
Other software Yes
Other software description Camtasia

Support

Services
Academic advising Yes
Bookstore Yes
Career placement assistance Yes
Email address Yes
Financial aid office/services Yes
Access to digitized library materials Yes
Access to live librarian Yes
Local area network No
Mentoring Yes
Technical support Yes
Live tutoring No
Writing workshops No
Services the same for all online programs Yes
Instructor response expected within (hours) 24
24-7 live tech support No
Tech support availability
Weekend days (7:00 am - 5:59 pm) N/A
Weekend nights (6:00 pm - 9:59 pm) N/A
Weekend overnights (10:00 pm - 6:59 am) N/A
Weekdays (7:00 am - 5:59 pm) Always
Weeknights (6:00 pm - 9:59 pm) N/A
Weekday overnights (10:00 pm - 6:59 am) N/A

Career Center

Dedicated business school career center Yes
School tracks alumni Yes
Alumni on which school collected usable information N/A

Structure

Archived classes All
Classes can be received live None
Live online/on-campus classes after 5 p.m. All
Percentage of classes with lectures 76-99
Student-student engagement
Online chatrooms N/A
Web conferencing (webinars) N/A
Skype or other visual software Yes

Requirements

New-student orientation Yes
Review and sign ethics statement Yes
Number of times per month faculty evaluate student participation N/A
Courses requiring students to work collabratively with other students All
Class participation graded Yes

Assessment

Exams No
Number of settings in which in-person exams are administered N/A
Anti-plagiarism screening required for essay assignments Yes
Measures to instill academic integrity (as submitted by school)

Students abide by the honor code, and exams are timed via blackboard.

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