Wow, I missed the official announcement (did NextThought tweet this? if they did, I missed it)... but this is definitely a fascinating experiment. Everybody knows that I have seen nothing of value for my school in return for its multimillion dollar investment in this company, but I can no longer complain that there are no educators at work there since, one of my oldest friends from OU and an edtech hero, is now the "chief product officer" ... I'm not sure what to expect, but one thing has already happened: instead of just a one-page website, NextThought now has a blog. If they are going to claim to offer "the best social learning experience" it's good that they now have a blog. I subscribed.
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- many thanks for the kind words. We had not tweeted this when I first came on board because we wanted to wait until the new website was up. This is all part of an intensive, conscious effort to define our focus as a company, and just as important, to be as transparent as absolutely possible about who we are, what we believe, and what where we are going. We are working hard to be a group that is about learning. It may not show up immediately in some areas, but it is our commitment.Feb 10, 2015
- I will follow with great interest. I just saw about the website from Twitter traffic this morning! The power of Twitter... it's not my favorite medium (being too verbose) but it sure is a powerful tool for getting news and links circulating in the virtual world. It's been a huge plus for me being there, esp. for OU-related news. :-)Feb 10, 2015