MentorMob Seeking a Revolution in Human Knowledge
MentorMob, founded in 2010, seeks to achieve nothing less than a revolution in the way human knowledge is transferred by turning the power of crowdsourcing loose on the learning process. Its website at www.mentormob.com is a free, community-powered repository of information on any skill, hobby or subject in which the community wishes to engage—a resource that is accessible anytime, anywhere. MentorMob seeks to bring the sense of discovery, fun, and “addictiveness” back into learning while making it extremely easy. The potential for MentorMob to impact individuals, companies, organizations and society in general is significant.
MentorMob's learning topics are called Mobs; within each Mob are learning modules called Learning Playlists that users can view at their own pace. Any registered user can create new playlists or add to, comment on, or re-order the steps in existing Playlists. Presently, content in each Playlist comes from the Web in the form of articles, videos, slides and other media forms.
Like Wikipedia, Mobs and Playlists are collaborative. They reflect the combined wisdom of volunteer contributors, with the best ways of learning rising to the top. It is estimated that the crowdsourced nature of MentorMob will result in a three-fold increase in learning power for users. Now in private beta, MentorMob expects to go into its full release in early Q4 of this year.