I have been teaching online classes and hybrid classes since 2000: I love teaching, and I love teaching online. I have worked hard at trying to produce a three-minute conversation for people who are skeptical, horrified, or mildly interested in praise of online teaching and learning. What I would also like to share are two articles I have published about it:
Horn Book, May/June 2002, p293-298. "A Particular Intensity: teaching children's literature online" GraceAnne A. DeCandido
“Online Teaching Is Real Teaching” On My Mind column, American Libraries October 2006 GraceAnne A. DeCandido p23. I don't have an online link for this, but I will cheerfully send a pdf file to anyone who asks.