This article from the Utah Chronicle argues that virtual online classes are not ideal due to their inability to let students completely and correctly communicate with teachers. Sean Williams from the University of Utah supports this by comparing and contrasting conversations in regular classes with conversations in virtual classes.
In this article, Greg Topppo explains that virtual classes have their flaws. Using statistics Topppo shows the academic gape between real and virtual classes before telling how virtual classes must be improved.
Ashley Sutherland, from the University of Arizona, argues that virtual classes lack the necessary communication between the students and the professor. She then goes on to support this by interviewing professors and comparing the flexibility in regular classrooms to that of virtual classrooms.
This article by Andrew Wyrich points out the many benefits of virtual classes, namely the fact that students don't have to worry about the commute to school. Wyrich supports this by telling of times when schools successfully held online classes during snow days when the commute was nearly impossible.
Pete Musto tells of the many possibilities of a virtual education, he also explains some obstacles that a virtual school would have to overcome and how they could go about doing this. He mainly does this with quotes from students that have had experience in both virtual and real classrooms.
In this article by Lois Solomon, Solomon tells of how online schools are more flexible than regular schools. He goes on to explain how attendance is improved and why this is important. He supports this by listing examples of how virtual schools accomplish this and the many social events they strive to hold.