I remember there was an article in my school paper written by a professor at my university on how to change the college classroom for the better. The one that stuck at most was he wanted the lecture to disappear. Instead he wanted the professors to record their lecture (audio or video) and post them. He believed it allowed for students to go at their own pace. What was so crazy about this was that he didn't want to get rid of class time either. He wanted it to be used to go over material in a smaller group environment, so people who needed specific clarifications could come and get them. I thought it was a really interesting idea. I know the original piece wasn't about colleges, but its interest to see that the train of thought could be expanded all the way up the chain.