Education: Why upgrade?

Posted by ThingLink Team on May 25, 2021 10:59:57 AM

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.

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Topics: How To, education, ThingLink, interactive, learning experience, Editor Picks

Pedagogy in Practice: ThingLink in TVET and Higher Education

Posted by Henri Pennanen on May 14, 2021 7:23:15 AM

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. 

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Topics: How To, education, ThingLink, interactive, learning experience, Editor Picks

Pedagogy in Practice: Teaching in Action with ThingLink

Posted by Henri Pennanen on Apr 21, 2021 8:08:05 AM

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. 

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Topics: How To, education, ThingLink, interactive, learning experience, Editor Picks

Increase new admissions and enquiries with a virtual visit to your school

Posted by Andrew Beelitz on Apr 16, 2021 6:14:51 AM

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. 

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Topics: Featured, How To, virtual tour, exhibition, Tour Creator, higher education, ThingLink, Editor Picks

4 examples for bringing immersive & interactive experiences to your Learning Management System (LMS)

Posted by Louise Jones on Mar 25, 2021 10:12:38 AM

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. 

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Topics: How To, education, immersive learning, eLearning, remote learning, digital skills, contextual learning, ThingLink, interactive, embed, LMS, learning experience, LTI, Editor Picks

University of Applied Sciences Karelia keeps doors open with virtual learning experiences at workshops and construction sites

Posted by Kyla Ball on Mar 17, 2021 5:40:32 AM

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.

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Topics: Featured, How To, online learning, G Suite for Education, higher education, ThingLink, Escape Rooms, Editor Picks

How to embed web-based tools and sites into a ThingLink

Posted by Louise Jones on Mar 5, 2021 8:48:01 AM

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.

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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

ThingLink Featured Projects 2020

Posted by Ulla-Maaria Koivula on Dec 21, 2020 4:08:51 PM

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.

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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

Helsinki Utilities Authority Partners with ThingLink to Create a Virtual Access to a Unique Underground Facility

Posted by Kyla Ball on Dec 16, 2020 11:08:25 AM

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.

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Topics: Featured, How To, virtual tour, online learning, remote learning, Tour Creator, training, higher education, contextual learning, Field Trips, Editor Picks

ThingLink for creating Tours and Expeditions

Posted by Louise Jones on Nov 19, 2020 12:53:32 PM

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.

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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

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