We agreed that it was pretty easy to say what doesn't work,
>and to gripe about ill-advised trendy schemes at are a loony a dozen,
>but the fact remains that with the right resources and the chutzpah to
>insist on careful development, distance writing courses can work.
Though it's also easy to ignore the basic critical-pedagogical questions,
>would be useful to hear positive stories that end with a generalizable
>point that others can learn from.
This really sounds like you want to preclude certain perspectives.