I actually think that it's not only the 'colleges' that are not trusted on line, but also the 'student'.
Ok, so I have 'better' qualifications than Strangely, on paper I have a degree with honours and a string of 'O'/'A'/'CSE' results as long as my arm.
Strangely is more practical, he has vocational qualifications equally as long as mine ranging from motor cycle courrier to Game keeping, but he is not good as accademic work.
Let's give this as an instance.
Strangely see's a carreer move and he is quite capable of doing that job, but hasn't got the right bits of paper that would qualify him for that work. He can get them, but it would be one hell of a long haul for him to be able to do that, his mind just doesn't work that way.
So Elvi says, "I'll do them for you."
She sits at the PC, registers as 'Strangely', completes the course, does the exam online and passes with ease.
Basically, online education, in that sort of form, is too open for abuse.
Online education as an ehancement, a learning aid and a method of study is fantastic.
I think we have the right system here.
Years before a PC was readily available, the government set up the "Open University", a home study Unniversity, for those who wished to further their education, but were not, for whatever reason, able to go 'to school'.
Then you got your study notes through the post, now you can do it online.
However, you MUST attend a summer school, which allows not only you to have some social contact with others like yourself, but allows your tutors to actually assess you and your work face to face and if exams are needed for you to qualify on the course, then you have to physically sit those exams.