I’m finding an increasing number of people that draw similar pictures of the future on the back of napkins over lunch. The piece parts usually include:
· A social learning platform with apps for content, classroom, schedule and learning management
· A vetted and organized body of open and premium content learning objects
· A recommendation engine that understands student learning level, interest, motivation, and modality (ie iTunes Genius + Wireless Gen’s Burst)
· Aligned support services for students, teachers, schools and networks
There are a couple organizations working on chunks of this future, but it’s likely to take serious coordinated investment of philanthropic and venture investment.