The focus of this discussion, both in the EdVentures study a few weeks ago and a bit more recently on Campus Technology, is that we still spend a higher percentage of money on teachers (as opposed to tech) in online learning. To me, the far more significant take-away is that "online schools spent far less on the combination of instruction, support and service than "conventional" schools ($5,110 per student compared to $32,580)." This is not a small difference; it is a huge difference. Some people suggest that this means we could cut education spending by more than 80%. On the other hand, I see this as saying we could be educating six times as many students for the same money. (These stats are of course selective and probably not representative, but my argument remains the same).