Jim Groom, Tim Owens, and I have started talking about how to make Ed Roulette a reality.
Please take 5 minutes of your time and check out the short wireframe walkthrough of how the application would work and let us know if you can help us build it, test it, popularize it. It’s a killer project that combines 20 years of research on Peer Instruction with a MOOC-style eye towards massive scalability. It also will answer the question of whether a massive online course can teach entering freshmen basic skills — this approach can not only do that, it can do it better than we currently are in 20 seat face to face classrooms.
If you haven’t seen it yet, please check out the walkthrough. If you are interested in the literally hundreds of research articles that indicate this will work, leave a comment or shoot me a note, I’ll send you the links.