It just struck me, while reading Ismael Peña-López’ blog ICTlogy, that learning actually should be life-like, not only life-long. From an evolutionary standpoint, learning is probably the most important part of life for higher organisms and actually makes the life of the individual longer. So learning and life are tightly integrated, therefore learning should look like life itself to be useful (and hopefully fun).

This insight is probably what is behind the increased interest for informal learning.