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Mixed reality authoring tool ThingLink and affordable VR lessons platform ClassVR announce a partnership

Posted by ThingLink Team on Dec 3, 2019 11:58:54 AM

PRESS RELEASE 

Two award winning European education and media technology companies, ThingLink and ClassVR announce a strategic partnership to support VR creation in classrooms. Both companies already work with thousands of schools and share several customers and resellers alike. A new integration makes it possible for educators to curate and share their own ThingLink experiences directly onto the ClassVR headsets.

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Topics: VR, education, virtual tour, immersive learning, 21st century learning, edtech, corporate learning, eLearning, New Feature, partners

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

Posted by Ulla 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 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

ThingLink releases offline viewing for interactive images, videos and virtual tours

Posted by Ulla Koivula on Oct 11, 2019 2:15:27 PM

In September we asked our users about offline viewing, and in less than a week we got over 200 replies. Over 80% of all the respondents said they need offline viewing because of weak wi-fi connection. This was mentioned by schools and companies operating in remote areas or schools that did not allow the use of Internet at all. The most popular use cases for offline viewing in our survey were: 

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Topics: virtual tour, corporate learning, New Feature, offline viewing

ISTE 2019: ThingLink announces major accessibility update with Immersive Reader integration

Posted by Ulla Koivula on Jun 20, 2019 2:25:46 PM

Most ThingLink images and videos include short text descriptions that give context to the visual experience and help the viewer understand what they are looking at. At ISTE 2019 we are launching an integration with Microsoft's Immersive Reader, which means all text descriptions, lessons, virtual tours, infographics, and videos created with ThingLink's new editor now come with an integrated reading tool and automatic language translation capability.

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Topics: immersive learning, edtech, corporate learning, eLearning, New Feature, partners, special education

ThingLink Brings Virtual Tour Creation to Microsoft Teams

Posted by Ulla-Maaria Koivula on Jan 23, 2019 1:00:59 AM

We are happy to announce that users of Microsoft Office 365 software will now be able to create and view interactive images, videos and 360-degree virtual tours in the Microsoft Teams environment. See our official press release below!

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Topics: VR, education, immersive learning, corporate learning

CONTEXT IS THE KING: THE PROMISE OF VIRTUAL EXPERIENCES IN CORPORATE LEARNING

Posted by Ulla Koivula on Feb 1, 2018 4:50:14 PM

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:

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Topics: VR, virtual tour, 360, corporate learning