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Williams, B. S. 2010. Sceptical Chymists Online: How the Practice, Teaching, and Learning of Science Will be Affected by Web 2.0. Enhancing Learning with Online Resources, Social Networking, and Digital Libraries : Chapter 6, 95–114. Full Article

The current era of science and science education began in the 17th century, made possible by the earlier spread of the printing press. Science remains embedded in its 17th century context, and it is precisely these Gutenberg-era foundations that the Internet is replacing with new ones. The directions in which this is likely to lead science, given the ways in which the Internet is altering our social organizations are discussed.

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