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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 Spotlight: Interactive Product Marketing from Pool Corp

Posted by Andrew Beelitz on Feb 21, 2020 3:43:22 PM

ThingLink user:  Pool Corp (click to explore live page) - Oftentimes complex products are best presented visually and this is how Pool Corp uses ThingLink in February's spotlight.  Visitors of the site can view this interactive illustration to get ideas on various renovation projects that will give new life to their pools and learn all the reasons why updating your pool is a good idea and an economically smart choice in the long run.  Since pools have many parts, Pool Corp deconstructs each element with a unique hotspot including a tip and link to relevant product lines.

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Topics: Featured, Visual Web, Infographic, Brand, Product Marketing

ThingLink News: ThingLink and Tablet Academy Announce Partnership

Posted by Louise Jones on Feb 10, 2020 6:39:26 AM

ThingLink and Tablet Academy announce Professional Development Partnership

ThingLink and Tablet Academy are delighted to announce their partnership which will be officially launched at the forthcoming Tablet Academy's Transform, Innovate and Inspire Convention on the 5th March at RAF Cosford, Telford, UK. 

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Topics: Featured, Visual Web, VR, partners

ThingLink Spotlight: ClassVR and ThingLink Case Study: A Historic Virtual School Tour

Posted by Louise Jones on Feb 5, 2020 8:06:47 AM

Stewart’s Melville College is part of ESMS, a unique family of Independent Schools in Edinburgh, Scotland and has been providing education to boys for over 150 years. Stewart's Melville College has a large school community stemming back many generations. Head of eLearning, Mr Luxford-Moore and the pupils wanted to be able to develop the ways they connect with the ESMS families, enabling all to experience the school whether they are young, old, near or far away, or physically unable to tour the school.

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Topics: Featured, Visual Web, VR, partners

ThingLink Spotlight: Interactive aerial view map from JLL California

Posted by Andrew Beelitz on Jan 27, 2020 5:35:52 PM

ThingLink user:  JLL California (click to explore live page) - Making maps and aerial views actionable with interactive hotspots is one of the top use cases amongst all ThingLink user segments.  Maps are especially conducive to interactive elements because they require you to label or explain specific geographical locations with information that would be challenging to implement into the map design. Using icons and ThingLink hotspots, JLL California elegantly provides an interactive tour of their office campus and surrounding area without disrupting the visual nature of the map.   Using interactive content provides a more visual and engaging experience on landing pages that will keep your viewers spending time on the page longer. 

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Topics: Featured, Visual Web, Map, Brand

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

ThingLink Spotlight: Interactive Player Introductions from Arsenal Soccer

Posted by Andrew Beelitz on Jan 6, 2020 3:35:02 PM

ThingLink user:  Arsenal Soccer (click to explore live page) - Arsenal uses cleverly designed interactive illustrations to create an immersive experience for their fans to meet each player. While navigating from the team news section of Arsenal's website, unique landing pages include an image for fans to learn more about important career dates, goal video clips, birthday, height/weight and a link to Twitter profiles. Using interactive images is an engaging way to educate your audience on any person or place.  Project idea: simplify your team introduction landing page with an interactive image or 360° image featuring your staff.

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Topics: Featured, Visual Web, Brand

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

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