Luke Edwards recently wrote in Tech and Learning, “ThingLink is a powerful way to use technology to make education more engaging. It does this by allowing teachers to turn any image, video, or 360-degree VR shot into a learning experience.” A good summary of what the tool allows users to do, but with the right team, students, or educators it can be so much more.
We are delighted to present the second of our video series covering specifically the teaching methods underpinning uses of interactive media in technical, vocational, and higher education.
The 'teaching in action' videos presented here, with narration, take you through a journey looking at virtual tours, documenting learning, and creating immersive learning materials.
We are delighted to present our first video series covering specifically the teaching methods underpinning uses of interactive media in education.
The 'teaching in action' videos presented here, with narration, take you through a journey looking at bringing concepts to life for learners, documenting learning, virtual tours and creating engaging and exiting learning experiences. Each short video explores a use case with explanation of the teaching methods in action. The second part of the video series (coming soon) will look a little more closely at the pedagogical uses of ThingLink in Technical, Vocational, Education & Training (TVET) settings.
Prior to the Covid-19 pandemic, educational institutions relied heavily on in-person visits to attract new admissions for the following school year. With limits on physical visits, school admission teams are increasingly relying on digital marketing and communications and are using ThingLink to create engaging virtual visits instead.
Almost every organization offers courses to students, staff or lifelong learners via their chosen Learning Management System. This article shows how you can improve engagement and results by embedding immersive multimedia experiences directly in your LMS.
Some university courses can move online easily, but what about subjects involving machinery, materials and complex construction, where students would normally work in a workshop, lab or building site? Karelia University used ThingLink to bridge the gap!
Karelia University of Applied Sciences is located in the city of Joensuu, eastern Finland and runs courses to bachelor and masters level in seven fields. Within the field of civil engineering, their special area of expertise is wood construction. When Covid restrictions on university teaching were introduced, tutor Ville Mertanen, Project Specialist in Wood Construction, had to quickly create an introduction to all the workshop machinery which students would be using regularly when back on-site.
Keep Everyone on the Same Page! How to embed web-based tools and sites into a ThingLink.
The ThingLink editor provides 4 incredibly powerful tag types: A combination Text and Media Tag, a plain Text Tag, a Tour Tag to link your ThingLinks together and - last but by no means least - the impressively versatile ‘Embed Tag’. In this post we provide a little more information on the what, how and why of using this deceptively simple yet impactful tag.
Topics: Interactive video, How To, education, Product Marketing, Touchscreen, remote learning, creativity, digital storytelling, digital skills, teacher training, contextual learning, ThingLink, interactive, embed, Editor Picks
This year our education team wishes to send the ThingLink community a special greeting celebrating many of the good moments, projects and partnerships we have seen from all over the world.
The year 2020 has been a whole new kind of challenge for all of us, and it has been astonishing to see all the new different creative ways you have used ThingLink with many other technologies to tackle some of these challenges.
Topics: Featured, How To, holiday greeting, virtual tour, exhibition, online learning, remote learning, Tour Creator, training, higher education, contextual learning, Field Trips, ThingLink, Editor Picks
The Helsinki Region Environmental Services Authority (HSY) have an admirable vision to create the world’s most sustainable urban region. In 2020 they co-organized the International Water Association Conference, which like so many events this year, eventually had to be cancelled. Central to the event and its visiting experts was a tour of the underground wastewater plant. Looking for an alternative solution to host the international experts, HSY contacted the ThingLink to see if it was possible to put together an interactive virtual tour in just a couple of months.
Are you looking to create your own Virtual Tours and Expeditions? Do you need to view tours in Virtual Reality mode? ThingLink is the perfect solution for the task. This post provides you with an overview of ThingLink’s virtual tour creator as well as helpful tips and tricks to create your own immersive experiences.
Topics: Featured, How To, education, virtual tour, 360, 21st century learning, online learning, remote learning, workplace learning, Tour Creator, training, teacher training, contextual learning, PD, Editor Picks