Shimon Schocken: The self-organizing computer course #TED : http://on.ted.com/cqZQ
Shikon Schocken is revolutionizing math education by encouraging self-learners. Instead of the “degrading” process of grading in elementary, secondary, and higher education, Schocken’s idea allows the learner to fail and learn from their mistakes.
One of my biggest problems with the current design of education is that students are punished for making mistakes and corrections are not weighted. This technology, and similar projects like Khan Academy, recognizes this and never loses sight of the ultimate goal – to help the student learn.