Education 2.0 is hot. Here are some signs:

Fred Wilson‘s summary of his recent brainstorming session with entrepreneurs, educators and thinkers in New York called Hacking Education. Highlights of his synopsis: “Students will increasingly find themselves teaching as well. Peer production will move from just producing content to producing learning as well.”

Bill Gates made education a key part of his recent talk at TED in which he outlines his new philantropy, and talks specifically about what makes a great teacher. He distributed free copies of the book “Work Hard, Be Nice” to all TED participants to underline his enthusiasm for the cause of raising the bar for teaching standards

A short radio piece from Michigan radio about Liberal Arts 2.0, focusing on the Snarkmarket book project to rethink the liberal arts curriculum. Among the more striking ideas: include food and mapping as core subjects.

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