I thought today's most important information was provided by the student panel that was here. Many of us have gotten excited about bringing additional technology into our classroom - the students have may brought to reality.
One of their key points was to make sure the instructor is experienced and comfortable with the technology being used. Technology, for the sake of using technology, will be a failure.
They expressed that on line small group discussions were effective and useful. This is one area that I wanted to bring to my SMGT class. So I am very hopeful on this being successful.
The panel also expressed that they really thought that having access to their grades online was important. I have not done this in the past, but I will do this starting this Fall semester when I convert from Webvista to Moodle.