It's been a busy week for online education. WFAE.com reports that University of North Carolina's Kenan-Flagler Business School is "putting its reputation on the line by going online. It's the first top-20 business school to offer a full-time online MBA program." The move seems controversial to some, as such business programs tend to be dominated by for-profit institutions like University of Phoenix and Walden University.
In related news: The CrookstonTimes.com reports that the University of Minnesota plans to market an online Information Technology Management, Health Management, and Communications degree programs. These have grown "the online offerings at UMC to 10 degree programs in addition to three certificate programs."
And a recent press release brings word that Florida Tech has taken steps to meet the growing demand for continuing professional education with 7 new mini MBA programs.
Traditional, nonprofit universities are stepping up their game when it comes to distance learning. That this comes on the heels of the regulatory chastening received by the for-profits seems more than coincidence. But you never can tell what will happen next in this new and exciting industry.