Increasing the number of Oklahomans with bachelor's degrees is a significant issue. This is an area of focus for those in the higher education arena. The experiment in Wisconsin is worth watching.
It's hard to imagine a no-classroom approach ever usurping the value of the traditional college learning experience. But learning doesn't happen only in a classroom or while sitting in front of a computer screen. It happens as people go about their jobs, travel and have life experiences not captured in a classroom setting. For higher education to recognize this reality, while applying a measurement yardstick to it, is an interesting and promising idea.