Hello everyone, this is my first post and I hate to be needy before being a help but here it goes.
Idea: College level class lectures available for download. College students and working professionals can purchase a college textbook (or use theirs from class) and follow along in online lectures that they download.
Benefits: Students that have a hardtime learning from their teachers can find instructors online that they understand. Students that miss class can catch-up with just a download, and working professionals can catch up on newer technology without having to enrol in a whole course.
Background: Individuals (not just instructors) can prepare lectures and download them to the site. They are paid per-download. Now people can actually get paid for information they posess, as instructors are rated and commented on, instructors will raise their game and produce better lectures.
Problems: Some college professors may be unable to participate in this service, due to contracts, etc. with their institutions.
Roadblock: I work as a Software Developer, but my webdesign skills are lacking. I am in need of a partner to help be build the site.
Afterthoughts: I would actually perfer to work with someone, rather then myself but do not know of any individualls that I can work with. I would go with a paid-design service, but feel that the site is better built by the company (since it will definitly have to be maintained).
So I guess what I am looking for is a good place to look for a partner in this venture. Or some direction that you may have for me. I know that iTunes has an education service for free, but feel that there is much more flexibility with a web version (you don`t have to download software to browse lectures) and many schools will not let you download unless you are a student. I am a big fan of keeping things OPEN.