The exploding classroom

Will Richardson, one of the most forward-thinking educators I know, has been insisting that open-source sharing will come to education. That and this story on CNet made me check into Wikibooks, Jimmy Wales’ effort to revolutionize textbooks, and even though it’s only beginning, it’s already an amazing collection. Of course, I can’t vouch for the quality, neither reading them nor knowing nearly enough. But there can be little doubt that capturing the wisdom of the wisest crowds, freeing it from its ivy bonds, will create amazing resources. I only wish there were a text for journalism.