I’m still debating whether the sometimes vague assignment instructions were intentional. If they were intentional, then they definitely incentivized us to work collaboratively. This has been the first class in the MBA program where the “Ask Instructor” and “Student Lounge” have been used extensively. In a way, the class (students plus instructor) ended up functioning like a virtual enterprise of its own.
Initially we were all siloed, with our own level of information, but over the course of the class, we were able to collaborate and share information through the cloud-based Engage portal and our personal PLE websites; a collaborative process that made us all smarter!
Collaboration was definitely the key to success in this course and the course has opened my eyes to how collaboration really is a Virtual Enterprise core competency.
Good luck everyone!