Technology and Creating a Theory of Change in Networks

Technology and Collective Learning in Networks

10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m. PT / 1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m. ET

The COVID pandemic has caused a seismic shift in educational practice in many ways, including by demonstrating the vital importance of sustained connection between educators conducting shared work. In improvement efforts, this connection frequently takes the form of a networked improvement community.

Join the Carnegie Foundation’s Collaborative Technology team and networked improvement science associate, Simone Palmer, in the second webinar of a four-part series—Technology and Collective Learning in Networks—that will explore various aspects of technology and learning in the initiation phase of a networked improvement community. In this webinar, discussants will explore how improvement communities structure a network, orchestrate work, and articulate a theory of practice improvement.

Questions to be discussed:

  • How does a network structure itself for optimized learning? 
  • How can network leaders curate and orchestrate work across a new community? 
  • How does a network articulate its theory of change for a complex system? 
  • What targeted tools and technologies can improvement leaders use to facilitate the initiation of a NIC? 

The webinar will include a demonstration of supportive learning features from Carnegie’s Networked Improvement Learning and Support (NILS) platform, which is specifically designed to facilitate the initiation and development of NICs.


  • Simone Palmer, Associate, Networked Improvement Science, Carnegie Foundation
  • Susan Haynes, Partner Success Manager, Collaborative Technology, Carnegie Foundation


January 12, 2022


Technology and Creating a Theory of Change in NetworksThe webinar recording is available on the NILS webinar page.