Wired has an intriguing look at how the Khan Academy is changing how classroom education is approached . . . see http://www.wired.com/magazine/2011/07/ff_khan/all/1 for a fascinating discussion. The future of education? Perhaps. However, it would require a LOT of changes in how funding bodies and education boards approach educational planning . . . and these sort of changes do not always come about based upon what actually works.