Technology-driven education "allow[s] for flexible delivery methods for diverse learners and lifestyles" (Harrington, 2010).

Online education can alleviate many barriers to college education, including transportation, childcare, scheduling issues, and desire for active participation in the educational environment (Harrington, 2010).

Opportunities for distance learning, collaboration with peers, increased and more immediate communication with instructors, and flexible scheduling around work and family schedules provide increased opportunities for students to obtain a college education in case where they may not have been able to do so in a traditional educational environment (Mayadas, Bourne, & Bacsich, 2010; Delgado-Almonte, Bustos Andreu, & Pedraja-Rejas, 2010).

Online learning can allow educational opportunities for groups who face physical barriers to attendance, such as disabled and international students (Schneckenberg, 2009; McGuire, 2009, Mayadas, Bourne, & Bacsich, 2010).