So this isn’t a blog that’s one of our required assignments, but more a quick reflection on my own experiences with the OLE course the past few weeks as it resonates with a comment a student recently made to me. I am leading a team of faculty and staff in the Wilder School who is visiting several of our classes to discuss diversity and inclusion. This has been a positive and meaningful experience as we have received a great deal of feedback from students on various issues. But one comment in particular has stayed with me and become more salient as I have been participating in the OLE course. In one of the undergraduate classes, a student commented that he is frustrated with how many different platforms his instructors are using and the challenges that poses for students to have to learn these different platforms, log in to different programs, etc. I have to say I feel his pain as each week we are exposed to different online options and I struggle with learning how they all work and what they do. Granted, I signed up for this and am hoping to identify the few options that will enhance my particular courses and teaching styles, and I know that I have devoted 8 weeks to doing this. But I do think we should also consider the effect on our students of having multiple instructors experimenting with multiple programs that they have to navigate and learn and we are basically dragging them along for the ride. I don’t have a solution to this but thought it was worth raising. I suspect, and hope, that the ALT lab instructors have some awareness of this issue and some ideas about how to manage it. I am also sensitive to the notion of academic freedom and instructors’ rights to teach the way they feel encourages the most learning, but I am also sensitive to the students’ experiences. I’m interested in others’ thoughts.