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The Antithesis of Flash Mobs - How Professional Learning Communities Are Changing Education

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If you live in the United States, you've undoubtedly heard in the media recently about the phenomena of flash mobs. As a resident of the greater Philadelphia area, flash mobs are in the news regularly as teens in the city have already vandalized houses and businesses by organizing the events on Facebook and other social media. Not only is it criminal, it is incredibly easy for law enforcement to track these exchanges as evidence for conviction. Despite being an abuse of a social network, flash mobs do demonstrate the power of online collaboration.


With the ease that misguided youth can organize themselves into a mob, professionals can organize themselves into supportive learning communities.


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