August 3, 2005
Things That Will Be Free
Now, for that concrete prediction: a complete curriculum in English and a number of major languages will exist by 2040, and translation to minor languages will likely follow soon after.
I think curricula are things we don’t think enough about. I mean, I’m sure there are some people who spend quite a bit of time thinking about them. But for the general population, after school — and even during school! — you don’t spend much time inspecting the stuff that is, you know, MOLDING THE VERY OUTLOOK AND SKILL-SET OF FUTURE GENERATIONS. (I don’t think it’s controversial to concede that curricula play a significant role in determining the character and quality of education — but feel free to disagree with me.)
Anyway, I think I’d be pretty enthusiastic about a Wikicurricula project.
Although: A comment on one of Wales’ posts led me to this essay, which I am currently chewing on.