Some ideas I particularly want to remember:
- We need to make these tools ours ("appropriate" them, integrate them into our lives so that they serve OUR purposes) if the're to have a lasting effect on our lives... Then, we must look into ways to help our students do the same in turn!
- Different ways of doing things will inevitably lead to a redefinition of identities and social roles
- ... And that's about the only thing new technologies will "INEVITABLY" do... ;-) The rest is in the hands of the tool users...
BTW, this reminds me of something I read a long time ago, when I was studying the relationship between teaching and policy: "By refusing to take sides, the ELT community has actually been supporting the conservative status quo." We'd better make our choices this time, before someone else makes them for us!
PS: If you've never watched The Machine is (Using) Us, don't put it off another day!