Online Learning Environment


Online Learning Environment

100% Online Since 2009The San José State University School of Information offers several educational programs, including three master’s degree programs, and all programs are delivered conveniently online. 


The SJSU School of Information is a recognized leader in online education. The school’s ongoing faculty development programs contributed to SJSU receiving the Online Learning Consortium’s 2017 Excellence in Faculty Development for Online Teaching award. In addition, the school received the Online Learning Consortium’s 2014 Outstanding Online Program award and 2013 Effective Practice award.

Convenient and Flexible

Students benefit from the opportunity to live anywhere while enrolling in courses, without needing to leave jobs and relocate families to pursue their educational goals. From the comfort of their homes, students can participate in online courses and earn a master’s degree without ever stepping foot on the San Jose San José State University campus.

“Because of the School of Information’s fully online model, I was able to complete my degree, along with two virtual internships, while continuing to support my family.” – Remy Timbrook, ’13 MLIS

Interactive Online Environment

In addition, students benefit from a sophisticated online learning environment, where we incorporate the latest technology to enrich the learning experience. They interact with peers and instructors through web conferencing, social networking platforms, a web-based learning management system, and instant messaging.

Most course content is delivered asynchronously—giving students the freedom to access the course at any time they choose, from any location. Some courses also include occasional live synchronous sessions.

Bethany Winslow, Director of Online Learning

Online Teaching Expertise

Every course is taught online. Our instructors are experts at online teaching, utilizing the latest tools and methods to be effective online educators. Many of our faculty members conduct research regarding online learning and share their knowledge regarding developments in online education via presentations and publications.