Online education provides greater access to knowledge and unlimited resources. People around the world have equal chances to fully develop their talents.
In the fast pace of development online education ensures that information, new scientific discoveries and data are constantly updated. Something that would be hardly achievable in case of books and other written materials.
It’s also much easier to do in-depth research and conduct surveys with a greater and more diversified audience. In the long term this can lead to spotting educational weakness and improve teaching methodologies.