Yes, I believe online learning is becoming a major player in education. We are seeing tremendous growth in online course delivery and self paced learning and it's showing no signs of slowing down.
From universities, adult vocational colleges and business, online course delivery is growing in popularity.
It still has a long way to go, and whether it will totally replace face-to-face learning is a contentious issue. But as technology improves and instructors gain access to more interactive mediums of course delivery who knows where it will stop?
Even 10 years ago who would have thought you would be able to have access to a full video course via your phone. Technology is evolving at a ligthening pace. Look at smart-watch technology! Will we be watching video and interacting with our instructors and fellow students Dick Tracey style in the future?
The education we have now makes students hate their colleges and get some help elsewhere (it is a serious problem, and there is no much to talk, just look here
I believe online course delivery is something to be embraced.