The concepts expressed here are important for software use in education – Publish/Subscribe Matrix Could Explode Into Glass-Smooth Platform: “Publish once and your content is everywhere, immediately. Open your browser and it will show you just the kind of content you need, from all around the web, targeting your particular circumstances like clickstream, social graph and geographic location.”
As educators, we think students need to come to us, to our space of learning. It’s a holdover from physical class spaces. We’ve just applied it to software. But it’s not necessary. Student’s content should come to us, but students shouldn’t be forced to come to our software spaces to contribute.