I am a researcher in Scotland (Edinburgh) who is very interested in the interface between informal and formal learning. For quite awhile now I've been following the hunch that there is a lot of creativity and wisdom in how people of any age learn informally, that is, when they are just playing around. Formal education should learn how to, open doors, build better bridges to include some of this. I look forward to the day when public learning is not formal learning. So I am very interested in this community that is forming, and welcome any comments.