You've probably heard of flash mobs - groups of people gathering in a public place to take part in a pre-planned activity. But instead of a song-and-dance number, some students at the University of Virginia are organizing flash mobs to learn.
Flash seminars are mini-classes that focus on a variety of different topics. They started when a group of students began asking faculty members to teach lessons that wouldn't typically be taught in a normal curriculum.
Lily Bowles, who helped organize the seminars remarked, "I really like it because it brings together a lot of lifelong learners here at the university who have lots of different interests and can bring a lot of different ideas to the table."
Flash seminars have only been around for about a year, but they're already receiving national attention. The classes were recently featured in the Washington post and UVA President Teresa Sullivan is planning to host her own seminar this April.