Ignoring the grammer, but not that "payed" is in the first paragraph....
I know this is an editorial, but first and foremost, there is a very biased interest in this article, namely, you are pushing for what you are writing about via slide2learn and getting a few different things mixed up along the way.
Education in schools and universities are drastically different, unis have long tried all kinds of ways to change things, the advent of the open and now credited courses were an extension of lectures being posted online going 10 yrs+ back in Australia. I'm not sure where that is going to end up as it's cheap from all sides, but the quality is often lacking. There are intangibles that can't be gained from watching something or reading online. Personally in the Sciences at Monash the quality of students hitting 3rd year has been in a decade long slide. Monash doesn't really care as its cheaper, and the students don't care as coursework is less impeding on their life. The end result employers are certainly noticing though. Interactive online stuff is a whole other area and would be where some of those problems can be addressed. The bottom line is that where some of the best stuff happens is in tutorials or in science based courses practicals (or insert course with practical components or industry learning). Because of cost cutting most courses at Universities here in Australia have lost an awful amount of useful stuff that probably won't ever return because it actually costs money and can't be done online. My brother did the exact same course I did, but by then lectures were available online for students who missed a class and it meant he just turned up to compulsary pracs and just got by. The uni has now switched all courses to online in that faculty, they aren't seeing the quality in students filtering through to post grad stages anymore and the whole school has been on the verge of several collapses. The disconnected relationship with the students is and will be even moreso the issue there. On the plus side, not spending an entire hrs lecture frantically taking notes is definitely an improvement as it means people can actually listen to what is being said better. There are always good and bad lecturers as well, unfortunately the grant system here means eventually good researchers but bad lecturers get forced into teaching so they hold a stable job. The good lecturers are often disheartened with the online lecture delivery as they lose that interpersonal connection when giving lectures, and when attendances are at record lows its pretty demoralising. All that aside the hours most students spend getting a degree are less than what was required to be considered part time 15 yrs ago, and most aren't putting them in at home, uni has become the thing that gets in the way of a social life and working in Australia as course become more expensive.
And the connection between unis way of life and schools....is that the uni education facultys drive schools here, they teach, they research and they form our teachers and the admin people, so the cutting edge is where the curriculum comes from. If anything the fault with education here is that people go to school, then uni, and then either become a teacher and go back to school essentially, or get involved in research or admin about education and don't really see much beyond the education world. It's very inward and incestuous.
As for schools, again everyone remembers the Apple computers in the classroom from the day computers appeared, for a rigid organisation, they are pretty quick to adopt. I went to a very small rural school in the early 80s and even we had them. The school my daughter goes to use iPads, computers, interactive whiteboards etc, but again the time you see the most going on is the face to face interaction, as much as technophiles would like, people are designed to be social and not buried into tech devices, bad teachers will bury them more, good teachers will use them as part of the teaching, but the best parts will almost always come from the teacher. I'm very much into adopting new technologies, but not where it's a distraction and in the end has not much benefit. iPads are another tool, but I doubt will become the main way kids learn with the teachers facetime thrown in for good measure. If it was, we would have even more self obsessed introverted/socially immature people coming through the schools. As it is, some might say we already are.
Last word, I don't think school courses will ever be based on liking similar to downloading music, there are many things as a parent (and as our parents taught us) that we didn't want to know or do, but funny enough turned out to be useful later on. Guess that is part of being a child, you don't know everything that is good for you!