Quality Online Education - New Research Agendas Here is an interesting distance education article which examines some areas that probably should be researched.
"Quality assurance and online delivery are hot topics in universities, yet until recently discussions of each have had little to do with each other. These spheres of activity in universities may not have interacted very closely in the past. This paper describes current debates within quality assurance and online delivery policies within universities and proposes four themes as ways to consider these debates and their relationships with each other. Arising from this discussion are possible research agendas that are likely to increase in importance as universities' use and reliance upon online technologies increases and as the stakes for ensuring quality are raised."
Full article at: http://rapidintellect.com/AEQweb/mo2268w03.htm.