I was recently reading about the transitioning landscape for corporate learning. Experts in the area are not holding back their views about the need for change. “We’re in early stages of a major disruption”, writes Josh Bersins, founder of Bersin by Deloitte. “The need to modernize corporate learning is critical”, says Barbara Kurshan director of Academic Innovation at the University of Pennsylvania. The main drivers for change, as Bersin and Kurshan note, are quite clear:
EdTechXEurope, the largest education technology summit in Europe, announced the winners of its EdTechXGlobal startup awards at the fifth edition of its event at Kings Place in London. For each category, the awards showcase the top three start-ups across segmentation, geography and industry trends.
In celebration of International Women’s Day, ThingLink has created a series of interactive 360 stories highlighting information about education, healthcare, social justice, as well as women’s economic and political participation globally. The goal of the project is to help educators, students or parents address complex topics such as global gender equality with a new kind of immersive learning experience. The stories are narrated by women from around the world and can be viewed by anyone on desktop, smartphone or with mobile VR headsets such as Google Cardboard or Samsung Gear VR.
Want to send a special holiday greeting this year? We have three great ideas and five stunning photos that you can copy and remix to create your own!
We are excited to announce a partnership with 360Cities.net, the world’s largest network of 360 photographers. As ThingLink’s technology lets users drive engagement with annotated 360-degree photos that can include text, image, audio, and video as well as custom widgets for e-commerce, 360Cities’ worldwide network of panorama photographers can in turn be called upon to capture any place or space around the globe.
Retailers are looking into virtual reality and wondering what’s in it for them and when should they jump in. Should you invest in a shopping experience where a virtual person tries on virtual clothing?
We have just released a new editor for annotating 360 images. Premium and Corporate clients, as well as users with beta access will now see a 360 media upload link when they create a new image.
360 video editing is not yet supported for everyone, but will become available later this spring. See a full list of features and a how-to video here. Continue reading to learn how to access the new editor.
We are excited to announce the release of a brand new 360/VR multimedia editor that allows our users to annotate 360 images and 360 videos and view them in virtual reality.
We are excited to launch VR Lessons, our first virtual reality content app. The app is designed for elementary school students, their teachers and parents.
VR Lessons by ThingLink is a collection of interactive, 360° image and video journeys on a variety of topics including science, language, and arts. The first stories take students to visit different kinds of ecosystems from the French Alps to a jungle in the archipelago of northern Australia. As students turn their heads to look around, they can spot details and unlock additional information of each habitat in a narrated virtual reality environment.