Mob Rule

The Book
Mob Rule Learning: Camps, Unconferences, and Trashing the Talking Head
By Michelle Boule

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From the back cover: This is the first comprehensive book about the unconference movement. Author, blogger, and Library Journal Mover & Shaker Michelle Boule explains why traditional conferences and learning environments often fail to meet the needs of students and working professionals. She looks at the impact of “mob rule” on continuing education and training, and shows how camps, unconferences, and peer learning strategies are putting the power of knowledge back in the hands of those who need it most. In addition to providing a step-by-step approach to planning a camp or unconference, Mob Rule Learning features numerous case studies, interviews, and examples of emerging education and training models for small and large organizations, businesses, and community groups.

See the table of contents and get a sample chapter here (top right corner).

What other people are saying:

“The world around our students has changed, but teaching methods have not kept pace. Boule provides impetus for rethinking the issues and practical ideas for addressing the opportunities.”
—Cole W. Camplese, senior director of Teaching and Learning with Technology, Penn State

“An eye-opening look at how and why we learn … absolutely the seminal text on unconferencing.”
—JP Porcaro, founder, and National Library Unconference Day

“Mob Rule Learning explores the unconference phenomenon and offers a roadmap for self-organizing learning communities. … an important
-—Mark Kuznicki, co-organizer, TransitCamp, ChangeCamp

“Michelle Boule does a great job describing the benefits and challenges of unconferences and how to successfully run them. But she doesn’t stop there—she extends the unconference idea into classrooms and organizations for corporate and student learning opportunities, too. A must-read!”
—David Lee King, author, Designing the Digital Experience

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