I very much relate to this talk given by author and YouTuber John Green about how learning is a lot more fun when done in a community of learners. He starts off the speech with an interesting anecdote about cartography and a little fictional town in Upstate NY called Agloe. This town was used by map makers as a copyright trap to see what companies were stealing from who and it became quite a bit of a funny story when the fake town of Agloe actually became a real thing.
If you've seen the God-awful movie Paper Towns (written by John Green himself), you'll already have heard the explanation in the movie. Side note: Cool idea, very terrible movie.
Anyway, as I was saying, I totally agree with John Green that the internet has really made learning quite fun. I always thought learning in a classroom setting was very boring mostly because it was done in such a way that made it more about achieving higher scores on tests instead of about learning about the concepts as a whole or getting the idea of something down and ingrained in you. I always think of it as having the knowledge to figure out something rather than just having the knowledge of knowing some facts. Anyway, this is a pretty good TED Talk. You should watch it.