This paper aims to raise awareness of the need for upgraded skills among professional engineering educators in order to keep pace with changes in the global information network. It is shown how extensive resources on the Internet may contribute to research as well as being valuable teaching supplements. A short discussion on the need for a type of "information literacy" that includes "computer literacy" is presented. This paper also briefly presents some background information about the Internet's extensive, and rapidly improving, resources. In the context of the ability to explore the global hypermedia environment, different types of Internet tools and academic usage of the Internet are listed along with different types of information resources.