The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning is available with its Vol. 7, No. 1 issue (2006). For each paper, they have both a HTML and PDF version, and an MP3 file to listen to it while on the beach.
An article captured my attention: it is Report #55: Best Practices and Collaborative Software In Online Teaching, by Remi Tremblay, from Athabasca University. In this paper, the author reminds that, in online courses…
the synchronicity â€“ and sometimes the freshness of the interaction â€“ of the traditional face-to-face classroom were often sacrificed.
He then writes about some best practices to regain that values back. This article can be read here.