There is no doubt that Web Based Courses are going to be the way of the future. I can completly understand their use in rural or remote schools around Manitoba (or the world for that matter). They are simply too great for allowing schools to supplement the core courses with some of the topic courses that are not necissarily required to graduate. Being able to include more student interest classes or advanced classes can only help increase the amount of students who are interested and engaged in school.
I was also interested in the study that found that classes that had less face to face time and more internet time were more successful. I would like to see this study because I have my doubts about its legitness (yes I know thats not really a word). I can understand that intrapersonal learners would have success but extrapersonal leaners would be at a disadvantage - and I have a feeling that the majority of people who have used WBC's thus far are probably those that feel this type of learning would be appealing to, which of course would skew their stats a bit. Regardless, they are hear to stay and I am sure I will be using it as a resource for myself.