Online learning of higher education (college) has increased 17 percent in a year, according to a new report. I find this interesting for a number of reasons. First, I teach at a traditional land grant university and second, I spend a lot of time online and thinking about how online will change journalism and what people know. This study is about learning on demand, part of the larger entertainment on demand that the Internet has made so much a part of our lives.
People want it -- it being pretty much anything these days, from information to entertainment to pizza -- when they want it and not when we want to give it to them. More and more, this will include education.