You don’t need to read this. I’m really just writing for myself.

My post Working Out Loud Week Lesson: Ignore the Network apparently struck a chord. And what’s most interesting to me is that it did so among people whose work I truly admire. They’ve reminded me of what’s really important about this “out loud” process.…
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Working out loud week lesson: Ignore the network

I am still reflecting on the experience of the #msloc430 working out loud  week. Yes, this definitely was one of those let’s-just-do-this-and-see-what-happens events. But I am beginning to see lessons. One lesson is – ignore the network. Or put another way: It’s ok to chat up the fire hydrant.…
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A design challenge update: Diversity (and quantity!) of working out loud posts

Last night I posted a bit about the design constraints of our enterprise social network system in trying to mimic some of the serendipitous interactions that you experience when working out loud on the web. Or participating in a cMOOC, which encourages learning and thinking out loud.…
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Diversity of working out loud topics and the constraints of #ESN design

We’re at the end of day two of our Working Out Loud week within the full M.S. Learning and Organizational Change (MSLOC) community – about 220 graduate students, staff and faculty. Let me reflect here for a bit on two observations: The diversity of topics we’re covering and the impact of features/affordances on how this […]
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Making peace with ambiguity #msloc430 #wol

I started this post last night, reflecting at the end-of-the-day for day one of our Working Out Loud week. Was a bit too tired to finish it in a coherent fashion. Serendipity. A theme emerged. Along with the coffee. I woke up this morning to a blog post from Helen Crump in which she shares […]
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Warming up to the official start of #msloc430 Working Out Loud Week May 4-10

I’ll be here, narrating some of my own work and thoughts on this effort as we go through the week ahead. But we’re already witnessing the kind of experimentation that a short-burst work-out-loud event seems to inspire – both on Twitter and within our graduate program’s private enterprise social network.…
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An #msloc430 Working Out Loud Week May 4-10

We’re experimenting. May 4-10 will be working-out-loud week for graduate students in MSLOC 430, the course I teach covering enterprise social networks, work and learning. On Twitter, watch the #msloc430 #wol hashtags. Here’s how we’re set up. The main topics The course is part of the Master’s Program in Learning and Organizational Change at Northwestern […]
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Humans vs. tech: Reflections on #et4online

Let me start with the ending. I left the Online Learning Consortium’s 8th Annual Emerging Technologies Symposium inspired. But I was also struck by a game at play that has been going on forever. It was tiring – exhausting really – to see this game played out again.…
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Part II: Popping the lid off of #msloc430

The Winter quarter session of the course I teach – MSLOC 430, which explores enterprise social networks (ESNs) and their impact on work and learning – ended a month ago. It was my first attempt to pop the lid off of the course by designing some ways in which both the enrolled, on-site graduate students […]
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