This week, I found myself parallel thinking with Fred Bartels again. He’s proposed a Wiki Textbook called the InfoWiki. I found myself listing to an amazing series of podcasts about digital textbooks at EducationBridges.org. They have six shows on the topic now with some amazing folks such as Danny Wool from WikiMedia, Larry Sanger of DigitalUniverse.net, and Will Richardson of www.weblogg-ed.com.
All of these conversations have been wonderful, but the Education Bridges conversations have not touched on the $100 MIT Laptop that could allow for these resources to be distributed to students in lower income brackets.
Thanks to Fred and the EducationBridges folks for having this conversation.