Politecnico Grancolombiano goal was to expand access to quality higher education by offering virtual learning opportunities. Using the ILUMNO model and its support, Politécnico Grancolombiano increased its overall enrollment from 8,700 students in 2008 to 30,000 students in 2015.
Around 2005, with the emergence of the Web 2.0, the Internet became more interactive, offering new ways to consume information. Virtual education was starting in Latin America, but in Colombia the academic community was not deeply engaged with the modality.
At that time, Politécnico Grancolombiano had a platform for creating and managing online content, known as the Technological Student Support program, where faculty could upload supplemental materials for their camous based classes.