This article looks interesting, too, (and in conversation with G's article yesterday, and related blog post) -
"Lectures Didn't Work in 1350—and They Still Don't Work Today: A conversation with David Thornburg about designing a better classroom"
and thanks for the focusing.
WUaS's focus on MIT OCW with conference method may include generating a kind of learning play-space in G+ Hangouts and virtual worlds on the degree side. And then there's the Media Lab at WUaS planned for all 7,100 languages ... http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Media_Lab_at_World_University_and_School ... and the 'Media Arts and Sciences'' department at MIT, now in MIT OCW - http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/media-arts-and-sciences/ - came out of the Media Lab at MIT in part, I think. Here's the 'WUaS Media Arts and Sciences,' - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Media_Arts_and_Sciences - wiki page with courses planned for the WUaS degree side.
And, on the other wing, there's, for example, the OLPC wiki page at WUaS, - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/One_Laptop_per_Child_-_XO_Laptop_-_$100_Laptop_-_MIT - as just one example, where OLPC is about giving laptops to the 1 billion poorest kids in developing world and letting them play, but which has evolved, and this page facilitates open idea sharing about OLPC.
WUaS's open teaching and learning focus on wiki in all 7,105 languages and 242 countries is also about playing with sharing ideas as a kind of conversation ...
Cheers and thanks,
will look to add this article to WUaS:
Reese, Hope. 2013. [http://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2013/11/lectures-didnt-work-in-1350-and-they-still-dont-work-today/281514/ Lectures Didn't Work in 1350—and They Still Don't Work Today: A conversation with David Thornburg about designing a better classroom]. November 15. theatlantic.com.