I am finishing my first course in the Graduate Diploma in Online Learning and Teaching at Vancouver Island University. Returning to school with a definite purpose has kept my interest and motivation at a high level. Redefining my teaching philosophy and realizing the need to change how I teach keeps me questioning and reflecting on my practice. Reviewing the learning theories has helped me create my own learning model for online teaching. Being able to participate in and experiment with a variety to technology tools and social media applications has made me aware of the possibilities available for an effective online teaching environment. I am most excited about the use of ePortfolios for showcasing student learning and the use of blogs and wikis for interactive communication with learners and facilitators. My goal is to create an online learning environment for my photography students that will enhance their face-to-face course. At this point in my journey, how will I provide the students with a course that focuses on students taking ownership of their learning, gives authentic feedback, enables interaction with the facilitator and other learners and supplies learning activities that meet the learning outcomes of the course?