I think my initiative has a lot of merit and potential in my school setting. My worries lie in the bureaucratic nature of professional development in a public school setting. It seems as though administration has professional development planned consistently ahead of time, so it may not be easy to facilitate an online learning course this year itself. It may be something that we can look into implementing early next year or late in the school year. Udemy is a wonderful platform that can be easily scaled and taught to all the faculty and staff at my school. It has immense potential in making their lives much simpler and less stressful.
Prior to this course, I had little to no knowledge on e-Learning initiatives or online learning strategies. I decided to take the course because I consider myself technology-minded and was fascinated with the role technology has begun to play in education. Overall, the course has allowed me to discover a whole new world of mobile applications, online platforms, and websites that are at the forefront of education technology. There is no doubt that online learning is part of the future of education, and this course has prepared me well to jump into that field without hesitation.