is there a difference in meaning?


There's a slight temporal difference between the two. For example:

A: So you've never been sailing and you want to learn? Well, I'm taking the boat down to the South Seas next month and I can use another crewman. You'll learn as you go during the whole trip.

B: Great! Do you have any sailing manuals I can study till next month?

A: No manuals. You learn on the go every day, by doing.