Google puts a universe of information at the end of any Internet connection.
This is both true and unhelpful. It offers up the universe, but no one needs the universe — they need the right information, and they need it at the right time.
A fact. A concept. An image. A resource. Maybe a new perspective.
And finding the right information at the right time can be as challenging as finding just the right word for a poem or the right song for an occasion. Research is often conducted in short bursts when there is library or computer lab time scheduled, often at the beginning of a project, or in the middle when ideas run dry.
This is curious.
In an always-on learning environment, constant access should be leveraged. This doesn’t mean that learners should always be online, but rather they should always have that access.