More and more people are picking up on the opportunity to get their education without sitting in a classroom. 3.2 million people, according to ars technica:
According to a new report on the state of online learning in U.S. higher education, more students than ever before have been taking online courses. The full report, entitled "Making the Grade: Online Education in the United States 2006," estimates that nearly 3.2 million students took at least one online course during the fall 2005 term, an increase of nearly a million people from the previous year.
Nearly three-quarters of those hopping online to learn are undergraduate students looking to complete either Bachelor's or Associate's degrees, while most of the rest are doing work towards a Master's designation. Among undergrads, the majority of students are in Associate's programs.
Why is education the only industry where the price goes up every year and the product never gets any better? Even the stodgy old Post Office does e-commerce now -- in between the hails of gunfire. Online education, please.