True story, from the Fourth Edition (new in 2013) of Advanced Teaching Online, by William A. Draves
Willie (my son) signed up for an online course at his college. The teacher would not let the students into the online classroom until the first day of the course (first mistake). On the first day the students found out what the textbook was (second mistake), and Willie found out the college bookstore did not have it in stock. On the second day the teacher assigned work due that Friday and stipulated no late work, no excuses (third and worst mistake). On the third day Willie did the smart thing - - he dropped the course.
Question to you: after going through student advising, registration, tuition payment, enrollment, getting password, being invited to the online classroom, how much MORE would us taxpayers, the college, pay for Willie to have completed the course? My estimate is zero. Your estimate?