Higher education goes online -- Avoid the pitfalls!

As technology continues its march forward and busy people look for ways to squeeze in higher education without leaving the house or office, online learning is becoming more popular.

A new study from Sloan Consortium found that 3.94 million people were enrolled in at least one online course in fall 2007, up 12.9% from 2006.

Best of all? Research from the US Department of Education found that online instruction is just as effective as in-class instruction.