Thanks Dave. All you say makes sense to me, within your world.
My context is different from yours. I am focused on taking Open Education Resources to people who have no access to education. OER makes it possible for anyone on this earth with internet access to visit the classrooms of the great universities, professors, etc. My God, think of the multitude of kids hungry for knowledge that now have access. I really don’t care whether we are talking about curvy or straight knowledge. Let’s get it out there.
Teachers of the world will have more materials to create with. The real force here is the internet. My feeling is that the internet nurtures diversity of views and creativity. When these open resources hit the many cultures out there who can doubt that the teaching of curvy knowledge will adapt differently to the classrooms of these many environments.