Problem with Distance Education Courses

The number one problem with distance education courses is that the instructor isn’t close enough to strangle when they do something stupid. I have a health assignment due on June 14th, and it is still not posted to the course website. There were problems with the instructor not having things posted early in the semester, and I assumed that this was because the course had just gotten started and the instructor has a new baby. The missing assignment was noticed by several students about a week ago, and it would appear that the instructor hasn’t been in the course since then. A little funny, students are supposed to check in to the course twice per week, but I suppose that doesn’t apply to the instructor whose primary job it is to keep up with the course.