The Daily Interlake of Kalispell, Mont., reports on a lecture by consultant and futurist Ed Barlow, who spoke to local educators and business leaders about the importance of exposing students to technology if they are going to be ready for 21st-century economic demands. “We need to move from a system of education to a system of learning,” said Barlow, who sees the internet as the center of an entirely information-based world that is still in its developmental stages. In that sense, information literacy is a crucial skill students must develop in order to be prepared for the future.