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ThingLink launches a MEC course on creating visual learning materials for blended learning

Posted by Louise Jones on Jun 2, 2020 1:07:15 AM

To help educators overcome some of the practical challenges related to blended learning environments, ThingLink launches a new course in the Microsoft Education Centre called "Creating Visual Learning Materials". 

In this beginner-level introductory course aimed at teachers and education professionals, educators will learn how they can create visual learning materials to engage their students and publish to school communities to keep connected.

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Topics: How To, education, edtech, online learning, remote learning, Office 365, Microsoft Teams, creativity, teaching, training

Terms of Service and Privacy Policy updates

Posted by ThingLink Team on May 27, 2020 12:09:04 PM

On May 27, 2020, ThingLink has updated its Terms of Service, Privacy policy and other legal documents regulating your use of ThingLink. You can always find the full text of these documents by going to thinglink.com/terms and thinglink.com/privacy. Below you will find a short summary of the main changes.

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Topics: Policy, TOS

ThingLink News: ThingLink and ConsultATSA Announce Partnership

Posted by Louise Jones on May 26, 2020 10:07:54 AM

ThingLink and ConsultATSA announce Strategic Partnership

ThingLink has partnered with ConsultATSA expanding ThingLink’s reach to organizations across the Pacific. Through this partnership ThingLink will draw on the expertise of ConsultATSA to bind together visual learning experiences with leading edge digital transformation solutions.

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Topics: Featured, Visual Web, immersive learning, eLearning, partners

Join ThingLink: Junior Marketing & Sales Associate

Posted by ThingLink Team on May 20, 2020 5:55:58 PM

This is a great opportunity for new graduates in a growing education and media technology startup with a global mission. We are seeking a junior marketing and sales associate to help with product demonstrations, customer communication and engagement.  This position offers an excellent opportunity to gain valuable experience in a SaaS company revolutionizing the way we learn and communicate through online images and videos.  An ideal candidate will be driven, organized, goal-oriented and polite. Apply for this position today!

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ThingLink Education Spotlight: Choice Boards Help Students and Parents Organize Home Learning

Posted by Louise Jones on May 12, 2020 4:48:32 PM

We recently wrote about project ideas for developing students' creativity and digital storytelling skills at home and also ways that ThingLink is supporting flipped learning from across the globe. Our education community continues to impress us with new concepts and iterate on the examples. From the US to Scotland educators are sharing new home learning designs or 'choice boards' with differentiated activities and a less threatening approach for learners and their parents and carers. 

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Topics: How To, education, Spotlight, edtech, online learning, remote learning, creativity, teaching

9 Use Cases for Interactive Media in Medical & Health Care Communication and Training

Posted by Ulla-Maaria Koivula on May 6, 2020 10:33:27 PM
Medical and health care facilities, such as hospitals, clinics, outpatient care centers , and specialized care centers , are continuously evolving high-tech working environments that operate under specified rules and regulations shared with hundreds of workers and thousands of patients daily. New remote learning solutions for medical training and health care communication are in high demand when equipment, regulations and recommendations need to be updated regularly -- and often times in multiple languages.
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Topics: hospitals, online learning, workplace learning, Medical training, Health Care

Keele University uses ThingLink to ensure new students can still visit, tour and explore the campus

Posted by Louise Jones on May 1, 2020 10:16:52 AM

New ThingLink Spotlights!

We recently shared with you a blog post detailing ways colleges and universities are creating virtual tours and field trips overcoming current challenges. We wished to dive into this topic a little further and share with you some of our recent favourites and show how you can begin to recreate these yourself (and be a little bit playful with our format!) In this ThingLink Spotlight hear directly from Luke Hobson and how he creatively tackled some of the challenges all education establishments are finding at the moment.

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Topics: How To, education, 360photos, virtual tour, Spotlight, edtech, Map, online learning, remote learning

ThingLink and University of Helsinki Announce Multi-Year Agreement

Posted by ThingLink Team on Apr 27, 2020 6:25:20 PM

ThingLink and the University of Helsinki have agreed on a partnership that brings rich media images, interactive video lessons and virtual tours to the largest university in Finland.

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Topics: virtual reality, 360photos, virtual tour, 21st century learning, edtech, partners, distance learning, remote learning, video lessons, digital storytelling, digital skills, teaching

ThingLink and PowerUpEDU Announce Partnership

Posted by ThingLink Team on Apr 23, 2020 5:46:45 PM

ThingLink has partnered with PowerUpEDU,  an award-winning education technology solutions provider for classrooms in the southeast. Through this partnership all ThingLink licenses, related professional development and training becomes available for schools and districts in the Southeastern United States via PowerUpEDU. 

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Topics: 21st century learning, partners, Microsoft Teams, digital skills, Georgia

How to Tour Colleges During A Global Pandemic? Explore 10 examples of virtual campus tours

Posted by Ulla-Maaria Koivula on Apr 14, 2020 4:43:30 PM

April is exciting times for high school seniors, who throughout the world are receiving admission decisions from colleges and universities. Most students would like to visit the schools to which they have been admitted, which is why applicants are normally spending their spring breaks planning college visits and tours with their parents. But how do you tour colleges during a global pandemic?  

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