Slides from a presentation given at Spark09.
Technology disrupts. The WWW makes established business models and institutions obsolete, often almost overnight. Nobody foresaw that the proud Encyclopaedia Britannica would be replaced by Wikipedia, a Website to which everyone can contribute.
But what about schools and education? Will teachers by succeeded by avatars living in virtual worlds? Or will their role change, from an instructor to a moderator, from a know-it-all to a mediator of knowledge?
Web technology, from the collaborative and user-driven world of the Web 2.0 to the Web 3.0, the machine-understandable Semantic Web transforms education.