The Malone Schools Online Network, or MSON, was developed by the heads of six independent schools to provide high-quality online courses for qualified students. This unique consortium provides students at member schools with a variety of online courses which reach beyond or enhance the member school's existing program. MSON courses are taught online and combine synchronous instruction (real-time video conferencing) with asynchronous instruction (lessons which are recorded, or screencasted, by the teacher). MSON classes are similar to classes offered at traditional independent schools. Students work on projects, collaborate with classmates, read, conduct research, watch videos, participate in discussions, take quizzes and tests. The classes differ from traditional courses in that they are taught online and enroll students from all over the country. Students learn to interact and collaborate with classmates and teachers by using innovative technology, tools students will use in their future careers in academia and the workplace. MSON teachers come from participating schools and are experts in their fields. Each teacher shares the values of the Malone Schools: a commitment to excellence and a desire to preserve the rich personal elements of classroom teaching.
The following MSON courses have recently been taken by Hopkins students:
(Courses in bold
were taught by a Hopkins teacher.)Ancient Greek I
Advanced Topics in ChemistryChinese V
Etymology of Scientific Terms
MeteorologyModern Physics Please refer to page 35 in the Course Guide for more information.