I really learned a lot about Open Learning as an emerging technology in education, especially in regards to K-12. I received both my bachelors and now I am working on my Masters online through the open learning experience. Even in the last five years technology has come a really long way in it’s delivery and efficiency of open learning at the collegiate level. Gosh, in one of my very first distant education classes I had to watch video, listen to audio recording and participate in call in classes. Even Blackboard continues to emerge and become more user friendly and student controlled. I fully embrace the Open Learning platform. I now just have a nice fancy name to attach to it! However, when it comes to young learners I believe that teachers need to act as facilitators. I’m not quite ready to let my kindergartners take off and create their own open learning experiences with their peers just yet. I do see a ton of value in the teacher as facilitator. I would be finding the content to share with my class and giving them access to this information in a more controlled setting.