This looks very interesting ..
What happens when you take several of the folks responsible for writing Modernist Cuisine and have them create and teach an online, open and free cooking school that uses new modernist techniques? Chefsteps is just in the early stage now, but you can sign up for their mailing list.
Now I know what I'd like for Christmas:-) Of course that is impractical, but ...
This type of idea may just take off. I can imagine special interest or background based subgroups. Clearly professional chefs and serious amateurs, but this area may attract those with chemistry, physics and other sciency backgrounds as well as the cooking hardware hacker set (David Arnold comes to mind). There could be some very interesting cross fertilization of ideas and technique. Of course there is no reason why this couldn't happen in other areas of cooking ... there are some awfully enthusiastic people out there.
I have no idea how these guys will do other than their backgrounds are amazing and this may be the right thing to work on... One of my problems with tv cooking shows is they've gone off the rails - away (mostly) from inspiring and teaching people how to cook and more into reality entertainment with competitions and anything but teaching. This and other online teaching tools may be a way to take it back.