Thanks to Computerra, a weekly periodical that is published in Russia (outstanding reading!) I've found (the mentioned article "Education of the future: waiting for the evolution") one another implemented educational concept: Open Learning Support that is running in integration with eduCommons . OSL allows to find people who are can be contacted on issues of materials studied. So the idea is to forge communities of interest in particular areas (subjects, etc).
In the article there is a lot of very useful links e.g. Will Richardson's blog www.weblogg-ed.com on stuff related to innovation in education (using blogs, wikis and podcasting in education, "read/write web" idea, etc.)