So I read the blog of Scott Adams, the creator of Dilbert. Sometimes he proposes wonky ideas, which could half work. I'll just give the link to the particular post now:
He has his buildup, etc. but here is the gist: A website that conglomerates educational videos split into particular chunks (such as Pythagorean theorem or the Mongols), the best of which then rise to the top by a voting system.
Immediately I thought of Crash Course. This sub-forum always has requests for John and Hank to make various new subject videos, more than they alone could possibly do.
A website to gather up all educational videos and sort by subject, rather than by creator as Youtube subscriptions are, would make it easier to find videos on a subject, and the voting system would help make the best videos be the first ones people see. I would also split it by age-group, so that any visitor could quickly find the kind of information they need (phases of matter are taught differently in elementary and high school).
It seems like an intriguing idea to me, and one that should be considered, if not right now then down the road. The funding would have to come through Subbable or some such thing, and perhaps more money-oriented groups could join a subscription-based version.
Posting this on a whim, but it seems up Nerdfighters' alley. Thoughts?