Steve Hargadon, a consultant for Elluminate, has been in my PLN for a couple of years now. He started the Classroom 2.0 Ning to get teachers networking and using a social network for their own learning. Now, he has produced a whitepaper called, "Educational Networking: The important role Web 2.0 will play in education." In it, he argues that technology reall hasn't changed education up to this point, but with the advent of the interactive web and social networking, we are beginning to finally see the changes that people in education had been expecting to happen when computers first entered the classroom. It's a quick, but informative read!
Educational Networking: The Important Role Web 2.0 Will Play in Education