Frankly, i don't see the issue with on-line classes. Students generally still have to attend lectures online and are participating in class. They require as much discipline and maybe even more than going to class in person. They are a cost savings for the university, as they take up less space, require less infrastrucutre costs, and reduce utlities expenses. Frankly, that will be the next real focus in the corporate world as well. I figure that in the next decade, we will see companies develop more and more software to monitor telework. With smartphones, tablets, etc.; companies will look to eliminate buiuldings and utlities costs, which are expensive fixed costs. Why not pass the cost onto the employer by providing them with the hardware but then having them work from home The employee in turn takes a tax deduction as a required business expense and elimiantes that cost as well.