Google Wave, which has excited so many lately, began with the question “what would email look like if it were invented today?” I love that question. Here is a similar one prompted from the conversation at #dml09ppp today.
Scaling 100 years ago used different methods with different numeric goals from scaling today. Think about the difference between scaling a service to hundreds of people and scaling a service to hundreds of millions of people. So here’s the question – What would highly scalable learning look like if we invented it today (in the context of existing technologies) as opposed to the schools we invented centuries ago (in the context of the technologies available at the time)?