Learning has to take in the context of work and social factors.
Regarding Web 2.0 it is as commonplace as TV and radio, indeed I’d say it has almost completely replaced TV for some of us – this is not generational or even specific to a cohort, rather some prefer the online environment to the many others on offer. In our family the Internet takes precedence over radio, newspapers and magazines.
For my personal learning environment (PLE) I now include the hardware – over the last two years I’ve gone from clapped out Mac laptop to an iPad: I keep everything online. If I need a laptop or desktop I borrow. My Smarthpone is my ‘university in my top pocket’ and some. I have a Kindle too for all books, even replacing some I have as hardbacks, while PDFs go to the iPad. I will preload the Kindle with ample reading as this will go to the beach while the iPad stays at home (cottage).