ThingLink’s Finnish team continues to grow as Henri Pennanen joins the team to lead new content production initiatives for education and workforce development. We’ve had the pleasure to collaborate with Henri already in several projects that involved virtual tour and course creation for teacher training and skills development, and are very happy about him now joining ThingLink full time! In this interview, we asked Henri about teacher training; its current challenges and opportunities.
ThingLink, the leading provider of smart visual media solutions for online education and publishing welcomes Zach Tussing as the firm's Chief Revenue Officer (CRO). In this role Zach is responsible for annual revenue growth and the related KPIs including lead generation, conversion, and churn. Zach brings ThingLink over 15 years of experience from working in business and sales executive roles at the intersection to education, technology and media. In this interview we asked Zach about his career well as what he sees interesting in edtech and ThingLink!
The Finnish education and media technology company ThingLink and the educational transformational company Mahattattva in India are today announcing a partnership in the area of professional development and teacher training in India.
ThingLink education and business subscriptions are now available in Italy via MR Digital by Monti & Russo. MR Digital, a systems integrator originating from 1954 in Lombardia, provides hardware, software, and complete educational technology solutions for schools in Italy. Partners include global technology companies such as Samsung, Acer, Google, HP, Lenovo and Microsoft.
ThingLink, an award-winning Finnish education and interactive media technology for contextual learning in the cloud was included in FICCI (Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry) Higher Education Committee to explore various synergies and work together to find solutions to the current needs of teacher training and technology integration in India. For ThingLink, this opportunity opens a gateway to work with FICCI member organizations to learn about the potential application of smart visual media and 360 degree virtual learning environments in all education verticals including vocational training and workforce development.
To help educators overcome some of the practical challenges related to blended learning environments, ThingLink launches a new course in the Microsoft Education Centre called "Creating Visual Learning Materials".
In this beginner-level introductory course aimed at teachers and education professionals, educators will learn how they can create visual learning materials to engage their students and publish to school communities to keep connected.
We recently wrote about and also ways that ThingLink is supporting flipped learning from across the globe. Our education community continues to impress us with new concepts and iterate on the examples. From the US to Scotland educators are sharing new home learning designs or 'choice boards' with differentiated activities and a less threatening approach for learners and their parents and carers.
New ThingLink Spotlights!
We recently shared with you a blog post detailing ways colleges and universities are creating virtual tours and field trips overcoming current challenges. We wished to dive into this topic a little further and share with you some of our recent favourites and show how you can begin to recreate these yourself (and be a little bit playful with our format!) In this ThingLink Spotlight hear directly from Luke Hobson and how he creatively tackled some of the challenges all education establishments are finding at the moment.
Curators at Middlebury College Museum of Art in Vermont, Sarah Laursen and Sarah Briggs, developed Vermont Art Online in direct response to the COVID-19 crisis.
Vermont Art Online is a resource for teachers and families that offers virtual 3D tours of now-closed museums and galleries throughout the state of Vermont.
"At a time when billions of people around the world are separated from one another, museums can bring us together.” - Ernesto Ottone, UNESCO Assistant Director-General for Culture