“He is claiming that learning is going more and more toward learners using blogs and wikis and social bookmarking within their learning processes. I wish he were not so pressed for time, as it would have been useful to discuss this. I am not sure what he means by this.”

This is pretty much THE big trend in education and educational technology today and the primary fodder for a host of edubloggers. You might start there… unless I am misunderstanding what you aren’t understanding 🙂