It’s a really interesting idea to allow the students to guide their own learning. It’s a sure fire way to keep the kids interested in their learning. The major downside is that if the state, county, or school requires a specific curriculum, there’s no guarantee that the students will learn what is required.
The author also confirms what we assumed about Google Docs. It’s a fantastic tool to use for a group of students once you get past the first day of fooling around with it.
Overall this seems like a great idea. Though it does have the potential to flop