the learning theory

These theories have a big influence on how we learn and how our education is structured, so it is important to take time to understand them.
Learning can occur in formal situations, such as a classroom, lecture theatre, or tutorial. It can also occur in informal situations, such as using Google and Youtube to learn how to fix your bike. The Web, social media and smartphones have led to a blurring of the boundaries between the formal and informal, the professional and the personal.

References:

http://www.jamesnicholaspublishers.com.au/educational-practice-and-theory/