MSLOC 430 Spring 2016 – New bloggers, topics and enterprise social network innovation ideas

We’re in week 4 of the 10-week Spring academic quarter and graduate students in MSLOC 430 Creating and Sharing Knowledge have created a rich selection of topics to explore via NUSites blogs.

The assignment is to find a topic of personal interest that is related to the use of social media or enterprise social network platforms (ESNs). Some students work from the technology outward (i.e., how do ESNs support social learning?) while others start with the topic and look at how social media/ESNs may impact it (i.e., can you coach for individual growth and performance using shared spaces in social media?).

We’ve also posted one outcome of the Winter quarter’s class: Ideas for ESN innovations. These ideas were sparked by examination of specific business cases. What we’re sharing are slightly scrubbed versions of the ideas that might be applicable to more general case situations.

The ideas might best be thought of as pre-prototype. They are sketched out in some detail – but have not yet been tested or prototyped. Some of them have sparked interest by organizations to which our graduate students belong. We share them as a way of contributing to the on-going effort to think more innovatively about ESN use.

Spring 2016 Bloggers

The following is a list of the initial blog posts from our public bloggers. You can see snippets of these posts, as well as all new posts, aggregated via our course site:

Masha Alexander – Social media and social change – An evolving narrative

Mercibel Gonzalez – Change through LEAN and continuous improvement

Heidi Hartman – Preparing and packing for a social learning journey

Lynn Huang – Is Google making your employees stupid?

Lynne Levy – Can you find your purpose in an enterprise social network?

Thyra Nast – Remote workers and the need for a virtual water cooler

Pooja Patankar – The journey ahead

Jordan Rickard – Overcoming the board meeting data dump

Chao You – Time is up. Let’s continue online.

Liz Young – Learning how to learn – Setting the stage

Enterprise social network innovations

Each of these innovations is also posted on our course site:

An Internal MOOC with Communities of Inquiry and Gamification

Move Your Knowledge: Integrate Out Loud

An ESN Garden for Affinity Groups



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