I wasn't aware that home study is getting popular here. It started with those in the entertainment like actors, singers and other performers who cannot find time for attending regular classes in classroom studies. They are now being schooled at home on their own pacing. The upside is the affordability of those students who don't have much time to devote for studying. And with the use of the internet, the home study program looks efficient and effective as a learning means. The downside is the abuse. Since exams are conducted online, anyone can take the exam as a proxy... that's cheating.