I am currently Associate Director and lecturer at the Master’s Program in Learning & Organizational Change (MSLOC) at Northwestern University where I teach a graduate-level course examining the use of social technology for sharing knowledge in organizations. I am an educational technology enthusiast and led MSLOC’s adoption of an Enterprise 2.0 platform as the backbone of its learning and teaching environment. My academic and professional interests focus on linking innovative knowledge-sharing tools and practices to organizational strategy with a particular interest on activities that lead to socially-responsible outcomes. Lately I have also been exploring the role that digital networked learning (personal learning networks and MOOCs) play in changing how people connect, learn and engage. I blog about my MOOC experiences at http://jeffdmerrell.wordpress.com/.
I hold an M.S. in Learning & Organizational Change from Northwestern and an MBA from Northwestern’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management. Purple Line Associates — the domain name associated with this blog — is my research and consulting practice. It is dedicated to researching and designing innovative solutions for sharing knowledge. I have been Principal Consultant of Purple Line Associates since its inception in 2001.
Disclaimer: The postings on this site are my own. They do not represent the position of Northwestern University or the Master’s Program in Learning & Organizational Change.