Janux, a new interactive learning community created in partnership between The University of Oklahoma and technology leader NextThought, connects learners and teachers through high-quality OU courses. Janux is the first of its kind in OpenCourseWare, combining multimedia-rich content with interactive social tools and a broader learning community to create an unparalleled learning environment.
The University of Oklahoma is a doctoral degree-granting research university serving the educational, cultural, economic and health-care needs of the state, region and nation. With a rich tradition of academic excellence and a culture of creativity, OU is driving innovation through the One University digital initiative. OU enrolls more than 31,000 students, has more than 2,600 full-time faculty members, and has 20 colleges offering 165 majors at the baccalaureate level, 157 majors at the master’s level, 80 majors at the doctoral level, 29 majors at the doctoral professional level, and 28 graduate certificates. The university’s annual operating budget is $1.7 billion.
NextThought is a technology company that offers an integrated approach to education. NextThought's platform enables rich social interaction inside courseware and educational materials, including videos, assessment, and text. The company also provides video production and content development services. Founded in 2011, NextThought works with a number of leading universities and professional education organizations around the world.