I just skimmed the May 2009 District Administration article “A Call for Collaboration” and was reminded of a group project I recently completed with some grad students from UW Stout. For the first time, in my online learning career, I have made an interpersonal connection to fellow students! Typically, in a complete asynchronous environment this does not happen. In a world of text, it is very hard to identify with people. For my own personal learning journey, the best experiences come from a blend of synchronous and asynchronous tools. With the rise of Web 2.0 tools… making that personal connection has become increasingly easier to accomplish!