Online learning has really become a major aspect to learning this past year. I realize I have been a blended teacher since I began teaching seven years ago, but I would not have thought of myself that way before I started 7480. Being introduced to iNACOL and the Aurora Institute this semester has given me a much better perspective on blended learning and online learning in general. I loved that I had the opportunity to work on classroom resources in the class and will have those available to me this coming semester. I may make a few small tweaks, but the iNACOL rubrics really are great at helping prepare you for the online teaching experience. Also, taking this class along with 7600 was a valuable experience and they complimented each other well.
Online resources augment many aspects of education, but personalization would be one that rises to the top for me. I am always looking for untapped resources and tools to help incorporate into my curriculum. Seeing that I do not have co-teachers and a full inclusion classroom, blended learning is an approach I take often to help bridge gaps that come with meeting the needs of such diverse class settings. I am excited to see how online learning continues to grow in the future.