Tom Schuller, director of the OECD Centre for Educational Research and Innovation develops an argument for the free availability of pedagogical material. In his recent publication: "Giving knowledge for free: the emergence of open educational resources" he argues along lines I really like, appreciate and support.
This would allow "learners" (a word that hardly exists, doesn't it?) that are less represented in classical learning approaches (say schools) to participate in the learning process. It would at the same time remediate the English language dominance in learning material (with its unifying cultural consequences), since more "other language" material could be made available easily. These themes, in my opinion, challenge our higher eduation efforts and if we would be unable to address them, it would certainly hamper the realisation of the Unesco Right to Education program and the UN decade for education for sustainable development. Let us try to take up these challenges.