An excellent paper that can provide an instructor of graduate instructional technology with several teaching opportunities: sample of a paper written by a graduate student, sample of a paper written in hypertext, an overview of learning theories and instructional design.
The paper provides a good conversational tone regarding the many theories and definitions that will not put off students who struggle to understand these theories and their interconnectedness.
While the length of the paper will cause difficulties for students with reading disabilities or non-native speakers, the hypertext links help to compensate that, providing addiitional user control. Also the ability to download the paper for offline reading is a plus.
Students and faculty alike often struggle to understand how to write effectively for the online environment and this paper is a good example of how a "traditional" topic can be treated electronically.