Strengths and Weaknesses of Online Learning (Illinois Online Network, Univ. of Illinois)
This Web site considers both the pros and the cons of online learning. The major benefits of online courses that are discussed include: Any Place, Any Time or Pace, Synergy, High Quality Dialog, Student Centered, Level Playing Field, Access to Resources, and Creative Teaching. The major weaknesses of online courses that are discussed include: The Technology, The Students, The Facilitator, The Administration and Faculty, The Online Environment, and The Curriculum.
Preparing instructors for quality online instruction (Yi Yang, Linda Cornelious)
This article examines the challenges and barriers for online instructors, provides practical strategies for instructors, and offers recommendations on how to prepare instructors for quality online instruction.
Yang, Y., & Cornelious, L. F. (2005). Preparing instructors for quality online instruction. Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 8(1).