Online education is now expanding beyond the boutique and into the realm of mainstream. A recent article in Reuters noted that some 6.1 million students have now enrolled in some type of online program in the US alone. By far it seems that the most popular online degree programs are MBA programs and companies such as 2tor are leading the way in allowing traditional colleges and universities to hit the ground running as it were.
The quest for education has now become a global enterprise and, for many years, the quest for education meant coming to America. In many ways this dream still exists with many students coming to America to study.
The recent demonstrations and peaceful revolutions occurring in the Middle East and especially in Egypt is changing the entire character of global politics. Presently, new demonstrations are now occurring in Libya with that country threatening to fall into civil war and finally bidding Colonel Ghaddafi farewell which is something the United States could never accomplish.