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One of the big new higher education trends is internet classrooms. Star professors from top universities teach on-line courses or new web-based colleges provide curriculums for credit totally remotely. The grand idea is that college degrees can be obtained without the high-priced trappings of campus life—you don’t need facilities, student housing, meal plans, or transportation back and forth. Students and their families now faced with the prospect of decades paying off student loans would get relief from education bills at a fraction of current costs. More people would have access to college and potentially the dividends gained from better employment opportunities. A better educated population will spur more business, innovation, and economic productivity, etc., etc. and etc.

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