I spent my 2012 building http://learndofun.com/
-- what did you do?
Here's an edited-out excerpt from learndofun prelaunch
ranting about existing online educational garbage:
They've taken the format of university lectures, removed the whiteboard, scaled down a writing surface to the size of two hands, and they make you watch as they write out everything. If you try to watch these videos on a large screen, the hand is like some freaky spider of knowledge spinning out ink in droning patterns. There's a voice to the video, but no human interaction. No face. No human level contact. You are basically watching them write a textbook. A very poorly formatted and untypeset textbook.
We can do better. We will do better.