This class will be useful. I fully understand that technology will become increasingly important in the classroom and also increasingly useful because there will be ways of accelerating learning through technology. One scene of the Matrix comes to mind where Neo gets 'plugged in' to the Matrix and information is downloaded somehow so that he finds himself learning martial arts in a virtual reality. I wonder if it will be like that some day where we can learn everything as if it is a first hand experience in a virtual world... even things like experiencing history in the making or constructing 3-d forms, or more dangerous things like mountain climbing... but until then other tools can be used to increase understanding. For example, assessments can adapt to the test-takers skill-base and background as the GRE already claims to do (... though perhaps they need to refine that feature).
I am slightly intimidated by technology because I think much effort will have to go into learning how to use it. As technologies improve we as teachers will have to update our knowledge in order to keep things relevant. Also another fear I have is taking more time to figure out how a particular type of technology works, rather than on the content and knowledge itself. Nonetheless however, the gains technology has to offer makes it worth the time and risk.