What am I predicting for the future, once that open curricula can be built around good educational software? Am I really advocating the end of the book? Do I really think there should be no more teachers? What about that favorite teacher who inspired you to be like her and whose image sustained you all these years? Shall we eliminate even her?
Actually, I am not advocating eliminating anything except a boring and irrelevant education system.
A number of the objects and structures of what we take to be normal everyday aspects of modern life are likely to change profoundly in the near future. Let's consider a few of these relevant to education and how knowledge is captured and disseminated: the book, the video rental store, and our whole concept of information.
Take me to the outline for the book