My name is Melissa Wagner and I have been teaching exclusively online at Triton College for 3 years. It is clear that today’s students are overachievers; they have families, work full time and still find time to go back to school. Teaching at a school that embraces and encourages online learning is wonderful, because it opens the door of opportunity for more students. My favorite part of teaching is getting students to see and make connections between what they are learning and how that relates to the real world. These students are the nation's future and my goal is to prepare them for that!