Learning, rather education, is certainly going to change one of these days. One trend is the increased use of visualization. Documentaries already enhance bulky history texts, but learning productivity has shown little increase.
Perhaps a fusion of education and docuGames?
Documentary games as listed at reSeize:
Water Cooler Games has an interesting story about documentary games (or docu-games), such as Escape from Woomera — a Half-life mod designed as a direct critique of Australia’s inhumane detention centres; Waco Resurrection that revisits the 1993 Waco tragedy, and the controversial JFK Reloaded. Ian Bogost, the author of the post, points to Cindy Poremba’s blog for more information on the topic, to which she is devoting her Ph.D. research (PDF of her research proposal).