The articles for today’s class were very interesting. In one context, they posited the question of academic freedom against institutional and even market control of online learning resources.Without having considered this too much, I think the most important aspect to this is the professor. With other internal and external constraints, how much time is he/she willing to put into learning all of the possibilities and intricacies associated with a specific LMS? Does this help or hinder their teaching style? Are they willing to change their style to fit what may be more appropriate for this generation of students? On the other side of the coin, a teacher is ultimately respected not for the information they provide, but how they guide. Nothing can take the place of a clear goal and organized classroom/ online presence, although we want to allow individual exploration and variability along the way. Structure of content is key. The use of learning platforms will either help or hinder us in the classroom. As future professors and growing professors, we have to merge our abilities with the individual abilities of students while enhancing each along the way.