The authors discuss the advantages and difficulties of Web-based online distance learning. Web-based ODL can and does work for most learners when designed with high levels of interactivity and when cost and access issues can be adequately addressed. However, Web-based ODL requires a fundamental paradigm shift in how we define concepts like education and the classroom.
Scholarly Commons Citation
Kessler, G. C., Rosenblad, K., & Shepard, S. D. (1999). The Web Can Be Suitable for Learning. Computer, 32(2). Retrieved from https://commons.erau.edu/db-security-studies/20
This paper appears in the "Internet Watch" column (editor: Ron Vetter, University of North Carolina at Wilmington) of IEEE Computer Magazine.