- "Wider acceptance of online learning as being not significantly different in terms of learning outcomes than face-to-face learning", citing Russell's nsd work.
- "A deeper understanding of the importance of instructional design and the ways in which course design can better engage students in their learning".
- "A strong investment in the professional development of faculty and instructors – more focused engagement in how best to leverage online environments for learning".
- "A renewed focus on learning outcomes and, more recently, competency- and capability-based learning."
- "Really great uses of simulation and gaming, especially in health sciences and science, to engage students in their learning".
The match between online learning and instructional design is fundamental to successful TEL. Later on the page, as the first part of an answer to the question "Do we still have issues with quality in online learning?" is another key proposition: "We need to see the work of creating online courses as requiring a team of people – we should stop relying on an individual faculty member or instructor to do the work of three or four people".
Ah. It's refreshing to see this page and a return to roots to some extent: online learning done well links instructional design with online tools, involving teams of people each contributing their speciality.