A Distance-Learning Forecast Calls for Megaclasses

Within 20 years, on-line classes with as many as 1,000 students will replace traditional lecture courses on campus, according to a new forecast for the future of the distance-learning industry.

The author of the forecast, William A. Draves, says that students will benefit from the development of large classes, because each student will have the opportunity to interact with many more classmates.

"The more people who contribute, the more you learn," says