I believe new technologies make it easier for a person to learn because the technologies make it easier to obtain information. Back when the Internet was very primitive there wasn't that much information out there compared to current day. Now in current times it is very easy for a person to find a video tutorial to learn new subject matters. Along with videos there is the use of interactive learning or in other words, "learning by doing."
All of this is why new technologies make it easier for a person to learn.