Over at Kirsten Winklers blog, I have gotten snared in another language learning debate. A guest poster wrote an article called
How Online Language-Teaching Start-ups Lack Educational Expertise, and Why Language Learners and Teachers Should Worry
I mostly disagree with what he says, in particular the idea that the satisfaction of learners is not a good indication of the effectiveness of a language learning environment. If you have the patience you can have a look.