Due to Covid-19 the University of Rochester realized that their popular in-person tours couldn’t take place - a serious blow to student recruitment. Research undertaken for the university website had proven that prospective students really valued these in-person tours, which give them an insight into living and studying at Rochester. Crucially, the choice to apply to or accept a place at Rochester was often made on the basis of connections made with current students during a campus visit.
When Covid cancelled a medical school’s in-person workshop, ThingLink provided a realistic scenario where students pieced together individual data to diagnose and create a patient management plan.
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.