Check out the MacArthur Foundation's Spotlight blog for more information on how the Foundation is investing in new learning institutions. This post looks at the work of HASTAC, a multidisciplinary consortium of university professors that is "walking" and "talking" about some great new ideas.
You can read and comment directly on some of HASTAC's thinking by going to their draft paper hosted by the Institute for the Future of the Book. Here you can "walk the walk" and use some cool new technology for collaborative writing while reading about collaborative learning and networked institutions (its all very 'meta').
It complements the "thinkering" work being done about schools and libraries that I noted here.