High costs maybe one of reasons that pushes students online. Read the article "the future of college may be virtual"
Today, a college education is more than twice as expensive as it was in the early 1990s, even after adjusting for inflation.
Colleges and universities already offer thousands of online courses to their registered students. According to one recent survey, nearly 4 million college students, more than 20 percent of all students, have taken at least one online course.
Online education is continually improving. It’s better now than it was 10 years ago. A study of 12 years of online teaching by SRI International on behalf of the US Department of Education concluded earlier this year that “On average, students in online learning conditions performed better than those receiving face-to-face instruction.”
openculture.com, is a website that points visitors to free educational courses online