I recently met a physics teacher named Joel Trudeau in Montreal who, seemingly in his spare time, is also heading a great initiative at Dawson College called S.P.A.C.E.
Having in my past life been the Editor of their student newspaper in the 90s , Joel really peaked my interest, so I checked S.P.A.C.E. out.
True to his word, S.P.A.C.E. does strike me as innovative: being a sort of web-based fusion of disciplines, it takes advantage of many advances since my time in college allowing students to converge online, and not through typical platforms like Facebook and Twitter or a pedia of some sort, but something (while of course available globally) a bit more local so still offering a bit of shelter, whatever of it there may still be left, in the halls of the academe.
So S.P.A.C.E. is worth looking into.
Especially as a place, perhaps one of the few left, where experimentation is permissible, simply for the sake of it.
Higher learning has a struggle on its hands to remain relevant and with initiatives like these, like another being run out of the McGill Education department called Define the Line, about Cyber-Bullying, and incidentally designed by a friend and colleague of mine, there may still be some places out of reach of the big boys for a little while yet.