OK 'Wonder Grant' returns with focus on virtual education and trainingPublished: Wednesday, January 20, 2021 By: Staff Reports Source: VeloCity
Oklahoma organizations have an opportunity to reinvent the way they train and educate online through a $15k Wonder Grant. The Oklahoma Wonder Grant Group is facilitating the second Wonder Grant in conjunction with NextThought, an Oklahoma based online learning solutions company. NextThought’s learning management system is a robust cloud-based software platform, allowing organizations to create custom course layouts for e-learning purposes.
“Whether you’re teaching students, members, customers, or employees, you need a learning platform that is easy to use and effective,” said Ken Parker, NextThought CEO and Co-Founder. “Our collaborative learning platform enables you to quickly create courses with your content. Reach and connect your users, and keep them learning together for the long run.”
The Oklahoma Wonder Grant will subsidize the development of a custom course layout in-kind for one winning Oklahoma-based business, non-profit or public sector entity. The grant is designed to further the organization’s mission and innovate new ways to train and educate virtually. In addition to a one-year Enterprise subscription that includes unlimited students and courses, onboarding support, and many other features, the grant will provide commercialization and implementation consulting focused on the idea's potential for growth and sustainability, thanks to the Ronnie K. Irani Center for the Creation of Economic Wealth (I-CCEW) at the University of Oklahoma. Applications are now open, and close February 25th, 2020. The winning applicant will be announced in March.
NextThought and I-CCEW are hosting two live webinars to discuss the application and answer questions on Friday, January 29th at 12pm and Wednesday, February 10th at 3 p.m. Registration is free and can be accessed through the website.
“Helping Oklahoma organizations and inventors launch new ideas is an important part of I-CCEW’s mission, and we believe NextThought’s online learning platform is a great emerging tool for educational creativity and engagement,” said Jeff Moore, I-CCEW Executive Director.
"Regardless of your industry or non-profit type, you are always teaching and engaging your employees, customers, or stakeholders in some way. We are looking for the most innovative and impactful application of NextThought's robust and unique platform for our next Wonder Grant winner."
A selection panel has