I think this is a brilliant idea. One of the most frustrating things for me when I travel is that my requirements are different from what the traditional Hotel industry caters to. All I need are a desk, chair and low latency / reasonable bandwidth internet. I tend to stay at the Marriott because they have their act better together then all the other chains, especially in SF. But that still means I pay up to $200 a night for the room ( with internet + car ) and pay for a lot of stuff that I absolutely don’t need.
I’d much rather meet some nice people and stay in a cozy place with a single pillow and good internet.
e-Learning is education’s Big Thing at the moment. After all, it makes sense. If courses are put on line, students can study where and when they wish, tutors are freed from lecturing and classroom drudgery, and the institution can offer its courses to customers worldwide.