There's a need to link pedagogy (and its history) to recent technologies. Our current school modeling scenario is based on a more corporate view point, meaning that it comes down to measurement, tracking, etc. Analogy: android with wires on head:
And another: do we still have computer labs? What would be their purpose?
Steve: I think we're going to move toward "passing the buck" to students, meaning that we will allow their devices in our schools, rather than the school providing everything." The school, in that sense, would act as 'hub,' but would allow for individuality of device(s). The counter comes from parents, who wish to be in control of their student's device (filters, etc).
Steve's claim: social networking will become (is becoming) the framework for education.
Here's a site to visit in order to learn about the role of social networking in education: Educational Networking
We will benefit from the continuation of social networking, i.e. looking at it over time and seeing what works, doesn't work, etc., as it represents the aggregation of a set of participative Web 2.0 tools.
We need to reframe our sense of what a social network is.