Online college education
At the link is an article in the current Stanford University Alumni magazine discussing some of the issues surrounding the wide-spread offering of university-level courses via the internet. They offered a course with computer engineering that quickly had 100,000 students around the world.
As college costs continue to skyrocket, its pretty clear that internet courses are going to play an increasing role.
This article talks about some of the considerations - eg will course offerings from the big schools like Stanford and the MIT/Harvard consortium of online courses adversely affect smaller schools?
Here is a link that might be useful: link