Distance learning has made the content of universities available to rural America, as well as opened up new vistas for all Americans. The challenge will be to fold in foreign students into this brave new world of distance learning, so that they don't even have to leave their village to get an American University education.
I think it will become widely popular, but doubt it will take over the education system. There are a lot of people that don't have the determination to get their work done and they need someone over their shoulder telling them to keep on track. Online classes are great, they offer flexibility and provide more independence for the student. But not everyone is fit for it.
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