If you don't know the title's acronyms, don't feel bad, they're 2 of the only 3 I know (LOL)! It means I thought the face-to-face meeting last night was great. It felt so normal to meet as a class, and I was looking forward to seeing everyone every week this way - then it hit me: we would never, ever meet in this way again.
Online learning can leave one in a strange state of disconnection, like the old B.C. comic strip hero who waits for the reply from his message in a bottle, only to be perpetually disappointed. The solution is staying engaged. Blog, comment, post, seek and share. We'll have ever expanding channels of communication in this course, which should teach us about what works and what doesn't.
For my money, nothing is as easy, fast and clear as talking, which is what we'll use Skype to do. Please download it, get set up and send me a contact request. My handle is thatcherman.