An Entrepreneur Reaches for the 'Holy Grail' of Online Education

An Entrepreneur Reaches for the 'Holy Grail' of Online Education 1

Kyle Green for The Chronicle

Kim Griffo was inspired to found UIU Link after her daughter couldn't get into a college class she needed.

As many hail massive open online courses as the future of higher education, one entrepreneur's plan to exploit the untapped potential of traditional distance learning faces daunting odds, if history is any indicator.

Kim Griffo is the founder of UIU Link, which she says will function as a clearinghouse for unfilled seats in traditional online courses. Colleges, academic departments, and even individual faculty members would pay monthly subscription fees to UIU Link in exchange for