Yesterday saw the start of ocTEL proper and the start of our own Teaching and Learning Online (TALON) do I have my work cut out. It will be good to compare the two online courses as they progress. On TALON we have 8 staff members compared to the 800 or so on ocTEL so presumably very different experiences. This week our TALON participants are going through their orientation week and will experience the ‘flood’ of emails although the flood will be more controlled. I will send out the ‘manage the flood’ forum post today.