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Mob Rule Learning
Mob Rule Learning

Mob Rule Learning

Camps, Unconferences, and Trashing the Talking Head

BUSINESS & ECONOMICS

224 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: Trade Paper, EPUB, Mobipocket, PDF

Trade Paper, $24.95 (US $24.95) (CA $27.95)

Publication Date: October 2011

ISBN 9780910965927

Rights: US, CA & UK

Information Today, Inc. (Oct 2011)
CyberAge Books

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Overview

Reconfiguring professional learning methods

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 increasingly fail to meet the needs of professionals. She looks at the impact of “internet mob rule” on continuing education and training, and shows how an array of new solutions—including 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.

Reviews

“Mob Rule Learning is an eye-opening look at how and why we learn, and is absolutely the seminal text on Unconferencing.” —J. P. Porcaro, founder, 8bitlibrary.com and National Library Unconference Day

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

Author Biography

Michelle Boule is a Geek Librarian living in Houston, Texas. Michelle went to Texas A&M University and received her MLS from Texas Woman’s University. She was recently a social sciences librarian at the University of Houston. She now spends her time writing and consulting while trying to care for her growing brood of children and large dogs. In 2008, she was named a Library Journal Mover and Shaker. Michelle has created online learning environments, taught in-person classes, presented on a wide variety of technology and training subjects, shelved books, read books, written articles, organized unconferences, and participated in subversive activities in an effort to save the world. Michelle will read almost anything in book form, loves to cook, bake, go camping, and believes Joss Whedon is a genius. Michelle can be found online at A Wandering Eyre (wanderingeyre.com).