Welcome to the course Lynette! Another edtech person! I am on leave from Okanagan College as an education technology coordinator and I love working for BCcampus as part of their open team. I also feel for my colleagues at OC - they are still running - but I am exciting about the change of thinking from faculty. Great that you are wanting to learn about quality online synchronous learning because as you might have experienced there is also low quality - like lecturing with no interaction! Looking forward to your contributions in the course - it will be fun and you will be learning.