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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 soluti ...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published October 1st 2011 by CyberAge Books
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Pete Wung
Sep 30, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I was chosen as an early reviewer for this book. I did not get it for a few months and then it shows up on my doorsteps. I am pretty glad it did. The book, while not perfect, holds the distinction as being the one that introduced me to the formalized mob learning concept.

Michelle Boule is kind of a pioneer since this is the first book that I know of which covers the subject. She does so in a very comprehensive way. Even so, it left me hanging for a few things, partly my fault though. I will expl
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Kim Lanza
Jan 09, 2014 rated it liked it
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This book has helped me rethink how I structure professional development for teachers. I used the concepts to think about how to translate the unconference concept and norms to better meet the needs of the teachers in my department. Teachers nominated topics and voted on the sessions yesterday. It was interesting to see topics emerge that I did not anticipate. The teachers seem excited that they will have dedicated time to talk about what matters to them. Our unconference is in two weeks - I am ...more
Mark
Oct 16, 2012 marked it as on-pause
Recommended to Mark by: Library Thing Early Reader Program
Haven't read this in forever. Got a little over halfway. Owe a review to Library Thing too. ::sigh::
Lesley Looper
I read this book in hopes of helping organize an unconference or library camp, and it was helpful and inspiring.
Don Watkins
Jan 26, 2015 rated it really liked it
An interesting read. Glad to have had the chance to read it. If you're planning a conference and want to really engage those who attend then this is a must read.
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