Mr. Attwell’s presentation examines the ways in which people are now using technology for playing, for communication and yes, for learning. He contends also that the education systems are failing to respond to these new ways of learning. The presentation also proposes the development of Personal Learning Environments (PLEs), based primarily on social software (think Facebook) as a mechanism to reflect on informal learning.
I also highly recommend Mr. Attwell’s other slide presentations and his Pontydysgu: Bridge to Learning blog. He provides lots of great information and insights regarding lifelong and informal learning.