There was a time when books, newspapers, magazines, and journals were the primary sources of content and information. You had to enjoy slow reading of (limited) information sources to gain a knowledge base that matched a particular curriculum outline.
This was when content was king and the teacher was the sage on the stage. Now communication is the new curriculum and network connections drive deep learning and knowledge creation. The era of collaborating, communicating, and integrating resources flexibly and online is here to stay. Massive change has pushed us into a 21st century information maze. What does the 21st century web offer us? What is the relevance of linked data and semantic search and how might this affect our information seeking, and learning/teaching strategies?
Presented at the ACEC2010 Conference "Digital Diversity", Melbourne, Australia. http://acec2010.info/