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ThingLink News: ThingLink and ConsultATSA Announce Partnership

Posted by Louise Jones on May 26, 2020 10:07:54 AM

ThingLink and ConsultATSA announce Strategic Partnership

ThingLink has partnered with ConsultATSA expanding ThingLink’s reach to organizations across the Pacific. Through this partnership ThingLink will draw on the expertise of ConsultATSA to bind together visual learning experiences with leading edge digital transformation solutions.

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Topics: Featured, Visual Web, immersive learning, eLearning, partners

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

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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-Maaria 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-Maaria 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

New feature: Shared folders and collaborative editing

Posted by Ulla-Maaria Koivula on Nov 7, 2019 6:58:38 PM

Classroom, school, and eLearning accounts can now access shared folders and collaborative editing on ThingLink. This means multiple users can simultaneously edit the same image or video using their own accounts.  Here is how this feature works:

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Topics: Creative community, How To, edtech, eLearning, New Feature, student-centered learning, project-based learning, collaborative editing

TVET in the cloud: ThingLink and OEP showcase a virtual course creator with chatbot

Posted by Ulla-Maaria Koivula on Nov 5, 2019 6:01:00 PM

One of the most interesting application areas for virtual lessons and visual learning environments is technical and vocational education and training (TVET). Examples that we have so far seen from ThingLink users include interactive user manuals, simulations, virtual campus tours, introductions to working environments, safety drills and teacher training. These examples and several discussions with customers and potential partners have inspired us to think about the next step for TVET and online learning, and the ways in which 360 degree learning environments in the cloud can cost-efficiently improve access to quality education and increase instructional time in real-world working environments.

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Topics: virtual reality, virtual tour, gender equality, edtech, eLearning, New Feature, partners, TVET

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

Posted by Ulla-Maaria 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

Immersive Publishing for Cultural Preservation: Visiting the National Museum of Rio de Janeiro in Memories

Posted by Ulla-Maaria Koivula on Dec 10, 2018 5:37:22 PM

Some weeks ago we got a note from Leonardo Coelho, a journalist and a student at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. After the devastating fire that destroyed the National Museum of Rio de Janeiro, Leonardo had started working on a project that developed new ways for people to remember and share memories of the museum they loved. To us, Leonardo’s initiative struck as a truly wonderful example of how 360 media and immersive publishing can support cultural preservation, and we wanted to take a moment to share Leonardo’s story with you.

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Topics: Featured, immersive learning, eLearning, cultural preservation

Video: How to Improve Workplace Safety Training with Interactive Images

Posted by Andrew Beelitz on Jul 17, 2018 5:39:29 PM

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Workplace training is mandatory by law and every company needs to provide it.  However, providing training for your employees and keeping them up to date can be time, cost and labor intensive.  Watch this video to learn how a ThingLink account offers you the opportunity to create information rich and engaging training materials for your employees. 

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Topics: Featured, Visual Web, 360, eLearning, Video

Video: How to improve workplace learning with easy, interactive videos

Posted by Andrew Beelitz on Jul 11, 2018 2:44:52 PM

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Videos are the most popular and effective form of media for online training.  However, there are two major challenges when it comes to creating training videos:  1) Each viewer has a different previous level of knowledge and 2) Explaining all of the details your employees need to know often makes videos way too long.   ThingLink provides a great way to embed all of the information that you need into a video that is short enough to hold your viewers attention while still making an impact.   

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Topics: Featured, Visual Web, eLearning, Video

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