This week, I learned a lot about the important role technology plays with online discourse, and collaboration. I learned about the many different ways we can effectively deepen our knowledge through the use of technology. I realized after reading Josie’s blog, that without these three components: discourse, collaboration and technology, online classes would be ineffective. I read from Amy’s post, that in this Knowledge Age we can access information quicker than before with the use of smartphones, and tablets. I definitely learned a lot this week about the important role technology plays in online education and am truly blessed we have opportunities like this to pursue higher education, from our own homes.