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Ulla-Maaria Koivula

Ulla-Maaria Koivula is Founder & CEO of ThingLink. Based in Palo Alto, Ulla is responsible for ThingLink's strategy and key partnerships.
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From Italy: 10 creative ideas for teaching remotely

Posted by Ulla-Maaria Koivula on Mar 30, 2020 4:28:46 AM

In most countries educators have been asked to transition their classroom to the cloud, overnight. Most teachers, many now staying at home with their own children, have limited time, skills, and experience using digital tools and collaboration platforms for remote learning. 

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Topics: education, school, online learning, distance learning, remote learning, home, Italy, teaching

10 project ideas for developing students' creativity and digital storytelling skills at home

Posted by Ulla-Maaria Koivula on Mar 21, 2020 10:50:56 PM

When schools are closed, students spend lots of time on their laptops and mobile devices. How can you put those devices to use in a way that develops their creativity? Schools, districts and cities: Contact us at education@thinglink.com to activate your ThingLink account today.

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Topics: student-centered learning, distance learning, remote learning, creativity, digital storytelling, home, digital skills

Best practices: How to create an engaging video lesson for remote learning?

Posted by Ulla-Maaria Koivula on Mar 11, 2020 8:28:12 PM

Video lessons for online learning are in high demand. This post explains how you can make them most engaging and impactful by including a layer of additional resources in the form of interactive hotspots.

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Topics: Interactive video, Video, distance learning, remote learning, video lessons, video training

ThingLink's remote learning tips and Q&A for Microsoft Office users

Posted by Ulla-Maaria Koivula on Mar 10, 2020 6:48:08 PM

Interactive videos, posters and virtual tours can be powerful instructional tools that help teachers and students work together remotely using not only text-based communication, but also voice, video, and images. 

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Topics: distance learning, remote learning, Office 365, Microsoft Teams

4 ways to support distance learning with ThingLink

Posted by Ulla-Maaria Koivula on Mar 4, 2020 6:07:19 PM

Over the years we have featured several individual projects designed for distance learning or collaboration. In the past two weeks, we have received several inquiries about how ThingLink can support distance learning in situations where schools may be closed, events cancelled or travel minimized. How can teachers and trainers be present from long distances? How can learners be engaged while sharing their thoughts?

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Topics: TVET, school, online learning, distance learning, remote learning, workplace learning, corporate training

ThingLink iOS app now supports G Suite and Azure ID for easy login on iPads

Posted by Ulla-Maaria Koivula on Jan 15, 2020 7:10:58 PM

An updated version of ThingLink's iOS app automatically adds a new individual user to their ThingLink organization using G Suite or Microsoft Azure ID. For example, students and teachers who sign in to ThingLink for the first time will be automatically added to their school account. This will make it possible for teachers and schools to use iPads for onboarding students to ThingLink. 

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Topics: 21st century learning, New Feature

A virtual 360 degree course module can help learners visualize their own professional path

Posted by Ulla-Maaria Koivula on Dec 13, 2019 2:30:04 PM

The first results from testing the recently launched virtual course module on entrepreneurship are promising. Omnia Education Partnership conducted a survey among 70 students from seven high schools in Saudi Arabia at the age of 16. 

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ThingLink Holiday Greeting 2019 Invites You to Experience the Northern Lights

Posted by Ulla-Maaria Koivula on Dec 12, 2019 4:14:05 PM

The idea for our 2019 holiday greeting came from Philip Pullman’s story of the young Lyra Belacqua, who travels to North to find out about Dust, the mysterious substance in the universe that gathers around adults and the Northern Lights.

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Topics: VR, VR Lessons, virtual tour, 360

ThingLink licenses for eLearning and education are now globally available via Microsoft Cloud Solution Providers (CSP)

Posted by Ulla-Maaria Koivula on Dec 2, 2019 6:44:15 PM

ThingLink eLearning and education licenses have this week become available via Azure Marketplace, Azure Portal, and AppSource. This means Microsoft Cloud Solution Providers can now sell ThingLink to their customers and create bundled solutions.  ThingLink will provide Microsoft resellers and their customers support with training so that partners in the CSP program are equipped to handle ThingLink related requests from customers.

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Topics: virtual reality, education, corporate learning, eLearning, Government, partners, TVET

ThingLink eLearning Spotlight: Interactive manuals on tablets improve bus drivers’ skills and wellbeing at work

Posted by Ulla-Maaria Koivula on Nov 19, 2019 1:46:00 PM

Previously drivers had to browse several different paper manuals, or wait for an instructor to come and show how a new bus model works. Now they can just tap an interactive user manual on a tablet device and open a how-to video.

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Topics: 360photos, virtual tour, immersive learning, corporate learning, eLearning, TVET

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