MSLOC 430: March 3, 2016 working-out-loud class session

On March 3 from 6 – 9 p.m. Central Time the 22 M.S. in Learning and Organizational Change graduate students in MSLOC 430 will be working out loud on Twitter during class (hashtag #msloc430).

This is week 9 of the 10-week quarter and teams of students are finishing up outlining and designing possible solutions to business case challenges that they’ve been working on during class for the past three weeks. The solutions must be based on some innovative use of enterprise social networking (ESN) technology.

We’ve looked for inspirations by examining a few innovative models of using networks to facilitate new ways of learning or doing work. These include models such as communities of practice; MOOCs and networked learning; personal learning networks; working out loud/narrating your work; crowdsourcing; open design and idea management; and more.

Tonight’s class (and the past couple of weeks) have been designed to push our thinking about the possibilities of ESNs. Not just what others have done with ESNs, but what we could do with ESNs.

Consider these as pre-prototype ideas. If we had the time to prototype them, we’re learn where our assumptions led us astray. But each would also help us learn more about what is possible with ESNs and undoubtedly point the way to something new and valuable.

So join us in this working-out-loud exploration. We’ll post more about the outcomes of this exercise at (where you can also read blog posts from about half the the class who have chosen to blog publicly).

And many thinks to the good folks at The Garage at Northwestern for letting us use one of their spaces for the March 3 class.

Post originally published on my Northwestern University NUSites blog

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