There are several parties involved in an online learning community, the students, the parents, the teachers, the support staff and the administrative staff. They all have a role to play in online learning. The students learn from the teachers that prepare the material of that given subject, the parents foresee the learning and educational value of what the students are learning. The support staff provide technical support to the platforms the teachers are using to provide the material for the students and the parents. The administrative staff provide supervision and support when needed for the teachers, the parents and the students.
I believe that this are the most important stakeholders in an online learning community and each party represents an important part in a learning environment.