Normanís NextThought connects the dots for online learnersPublished: Tuesday, October 23, 2018 By: Jim Stafford Source: NewsOK
When my daughter enrolled in an online college class, I had an image of her being alone on an island, connected only to the course material by way of a computer, with little interaction from the instructor. And no contact with her classmates.
However, my concept of the online classroom recently was turned upside down by Ken Parker, co-founder and CEO of Norman's NextThought LLC, a company that specializes in educational technology and “connected” learning.
“We focus on connecting people while they learn,” Parker said. “So often, online education is treated as content distribution. We know there is so much more about good education that occurs when people learn together, when they interact, cooperate and collaborate on projects.”