026: Ken Parker—changing the world through education
Ken Parker, CEO of NextThought, will tell you the mission of his company is to, “cange the world, have fun, and make money.”
On this episode of the Spirit of Leading podcast I talk with Ken about his transformational journey into educational software design. Ken laments that each wave of technological advance has promised to reinvent how we educate, het we’ve only seen those promises, “dashed on the rocks of reality.”
Ken believes he has identified the missing ingredient, and it’s implicit within the premise of the world wide web and available to us through the technology of the internet.
Furthermor, Ken discusses what he learned about running a company from his experience in aerospace engineering and on Wall Street.
The University of Oklahoma uses NextThought software to make many of its classes available online through Janux.
Ken Parker at TEDx OU talk