In the fable of Goldilocks and the Three Bears we learn about a young girl who wants everything "just right." Throughout the story she is faced with several choices, which she tests and tries, and eventually settles on the choices that are right for her. Does this sound familiar?
This Goldilocks Principle is how people are choosing to learn. With the Learning Explosion taking place all around us we too are faced with an endless array of learning choices. If we want to learn about ferrofluid, we can Google it, view a informative video on YouTube, read a book on it, or attend a live or virtual classroom. Like Goldilocks we can find information that is just right for our specific needs. If we don't need the entire history of ferrofluid we don't have to have it force fed to us in a hour long classroom.
But unlike Goldilocks, we will not be kicked off the internet for sampling from many resources. So, enjoy the learning buffet, and don't settle for information unless it is "just right."