This article is a bit odd. Maybe its been edited to fit space?

Is it a response to some non-university people talking about online learning and "what is the point of a physical university anyway?" It would be nice if it said so.

While I think that there should be more acceptance of online courses and online degrees, I don't think there is any sign that students or their parents actually have a great demand for online university as opposed to in-person university. A serious long run shift away from in person university? I'll believe it when I see it.