We talk a lot about "changing the paradigm." From the American Standard dictionary, there are a couple of the meanings that fit here:
par·a·digm (pār'ə-dīm', -dĭm') Pronunciation Key n.
1. One that serves as a pattern or model.
2. A set of assumptions, concepts, values, and practices that constitutes a way of viewing reality for the community that shares them, especially in an intellectual discipline.
It is in this second definition that we must confront the issue of paradigm within education. "Assumptions, concepts, values, and practices that constitutes ~ a way of viewing reality ~" There we are, stuck with our "view of reality", and, if our view of reality doesn't currently include cutting edge technology, or at least the comfort level of new technology, the we are "stuck." And, in education, the students' view of current reality is typically quite different than the view of the teachers or professors.
So, to change the paradigm we need to consider definition #1, we need to build new patterns by buiding new models of teaching and learning using technology.