Good idea about checking in with what we believe. Thus far, this class has been amazing to me because many of these technologies (that are free) have increased my awareness of what exists. It is amazing how many things can be accomplished with minimum time outside of my normal schedule.
As far as class format, I love having to post my opinions on a blog Vs. blackboard software. I feel like I have more control over the format and that is a nice feeling when it comes to my want in being creative. Granted, my creativity has not been full blown but it has been inspired more through this process.
I really appreciate your willingness to trust us to learn these new technologies. We all need a push to work outside the box and I often find myself not pushing for the same thing as a teacher. So well done and thanks.