Learning by being (a photoborg) is a step beyond learning by doing.
Here is evidence from the late 1990s of Steve Mann's existential learning classes- see in particular his course on computer-mediated reality. No doubt these students will have graduated from the University of Toronto with an indepth understanding of engineering and ethics principles.
A key reference on existential education can be found here: Steve Mann, "Existential Education ", Communications of the ACM , Vol. 43, No. 5, pp. 33-36, 2000.