There have been other attempts to 'think outside the box' with rabbinic ordination in recent years, including HUC's sharing courses across campuses through videoconferencing, Hebrew College and the Academy offering some of their courses online, and the like. But now Chabad (who else?) is offering full smicha online. As Hayim Herring (of Tools for Shuls fame, who pointed this out to me) asked: how long before other movements follow their lead? Why do they always get there first? And is it even a good idea? What do you think?