Here's the connection between this video and educational publishers, for me. Publishers can only insert themselves into education, instruction and assessment if they can fix the content and assessment tools. Publishers can only create (and make money from) assessment tools that allow them to crunch numbers, so test items must be statistically quantifiable; this doesn't mean they are valuable or informative to teachers and learners. Once a publisher takes over such things as defining standards, or assessing student performance, it's not about about teaching or learning anymore; it's about what works best within the circumscribed limitations of publishing media and expertise. Radical educators, dump your publishers!
John Seely Brown's message:
At a digital learning conference, JSB proposes that, in a time when information and knowledge change constantly and nobody, even experts, agree on anything, learning is more about context, about play, about risk taking, about tinkering, about being learner entrepreneurs, and teaching is about coaching, being mentors who guide their students to some learning epiphany that will last that child's whole life.
The present state of education is a bit depressing, with it's obsession with standards and assessments, but I think it's the last throes of a dying state. The future of learning is amazing! And this inspirational video is the most uplifting one I've watched in a long time.