I also liked the 99-second presentation and Oncourse postings about blending and online learning, which were really useful. The presentations were not also useful and helpful activities but also fun for me. The postings in Oncourse from each student provided us to have information for all articles of the week, which I like collaborative learning.
Economy on online education is an interesting point for me, which says that when economy gets worse, the demand for online learning increases. So in order to increase demand for online learning, we need to be in bad economic situation. (Just Joking)
I agree with you, Hesham. Although demand for online learning has been growing rapidly, it has come up with some challenging. For example, teachers and students should have technical competencies to use technology and achieve their goals in online learning. Also, teachers need to gain appropriate pedagogy to teach and manage online courses.