Of course, online learning should take a strategic approach somewhat different than the classroom model. Clayton Christensen (if you don’t know who he is Google him) has studied why some big companies’ new divisions fail and some prosper. The key, he says, is that those that fail are the ones that are shoehorned into an existing business model, rather than those that have separate management processes and budget. Institutions of learning, higher or otherwise, would do well to heed Christensen’s findings. Make your online learning efforts as free from the current hierarchy as possible.