Hot Topics at Higher Education: Print Friendly – Hot Topics at Higher Education – This Short Article is Part of your series, Hot Topics in Higher Education. NCSL acknowledges Lumina Foundation for its financial help of the work. The briefs in the series are: college education hasn’t been untouched, and Technology has transformed every facet of our lives. Online learning is growing in popularity and accessibility. Legislators play a major part in designing the environment wherein on-line learning will operate. Policymakers might help establish, fund and grow on-line programs within their public college education systems. This brief identifies concerns and opportunities for policymakers defines learning, and provides strategies.