Being connected is an opportunity for educators to learn and maintain relevance. It is not arrogance or conceit to think this way, but rather the result of a technology-driven world where collaboration through social media can be a tool for the common good.
This statement from a blog post by Tom Whitby, popular edublogger, argues for becoming a connected educator. Getting connected can be the gateway to many opportunities.
(from post: Does being connected help in being recognized? « My Island View link above)