Here's an inspiring video that really presses home the need to engage students of the net-generation. Without the use of modern technology education will find it hard to communicate in a language that the modern student understands. As the language of academia moves more from the written word towards a 'vocabulary of experience', that is 'doing' rather than describing, modern technology can help us engage and motivate students in a way that paper books once did. I'm, of course, playing Devil's advocate here, I love books.
(Thanks to Eloise Pasteur's blog for putting me on to this video)