Through his writing jobs for newspapers and magazines, Gary covered a number of topics pertaining to educational issues. As an adjunct college professor of English Composition and Literature for six years, he has first hand knowledge of how the systems work, and more importantly, how they do not work. The last three years Gary has devoted his time to the online learning classroom and understands well the possibilities and future growth the the medium holds for cash strapped institutions. Gary has worked with both Blackboard Vista and the Desire2Learn online platforms. He understands the need for creating an online conversation between students and the school to better engender a positive learning outcome.