When I was in college online courses were still a little risky — or at least underdeveloped — but it seems more and more universities are offering online courses and even courses dedicated to online phenomenons like YouTube. It's a trend that is apparently infiltrating other age groups.

According to a recent North American Council for Online Learning (NACOL) survey, only 7 percent of all elementary or secondary students have ever taken an online course, while four in ten, or 40 percent, of all tweens are interested in taking an online course before graduating from high school.