How to use Thinkific & ThingLink for creating interactive online courses

Posted by ThingLink Team on Jun 29, 2021 9:07:47 AM

Adding augmented media files to online courses usually takes up a lot of time, skills and monetary resources, but with the new partnership between ThingLink and Thinkific, it’s easier than ever to create engaging multimedia. 

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Topics: edtech, eLearning, partners, online learning, Thinkific

ThingLink and Thinkific announce partnership bringing immersive media to online course creators

Posted by ThingLink Team on Jun 29, 2021 8:53:27 AM

ThingLink is today announcing an integration with the popular course creation platform Thinkific. For ThingLink, this partnership is a strategic expansion towards the online course and learning content space. For Thinkific, it offers a complementary solution for creating visually engaging, immersive learning experiences that generate new analytics on learner engagement and progress.

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Topics: edtech, partners, online learning

Building digital skills using a virtual learning environment

Posted by Emmi Ollila on Jun 21, 2021 10:16:04 AM

Home care workers need a wide range of digital skills in their work and play a key role in motivating the clients to use digital services.

However, in the midst of busy work, the threshold for updating skills can be high. At Tampere University of Applied Sciences TAMK in western Finland, the challenge was solved by creating an interactive Village of Homes learning environment with ThingLink, through which home care professionals can practice digital skills in the right environment, virtually at the homes of example clients. During the pandemic, the material has also been widely included in social and health studies and the feedback has been excellent.

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Topics: virtual tour, online learning, ThingLink, Social Services and Health Care, university of applied sciences, branching

Samiedu Vocational College uses ThingLink to organize live guided virtual tours in Microsoft Teams

Posted by Emmi Ollila on Jun 3, 2021 5:14:44 AM

During the COVID-19 pandemic, physical school visits cannot be arranged. At Samiedu Vocational College in Eastern Finland, school visits and recreational visits to the town of Savonlinna are made virtually with ThingLink. New students get to know the degree programs in advance and international guests learn from the real-life guide in real time on Teams - not only about the school but also about the Finnish sauna tradition.

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Topics: virtual tour, online learning, Authentic Visit, ThingLink, vocational education

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

NEW! ThingLink Saimaa - a next level user interface for streamlined content management (updated 2021)

Posted by ThingLink Team on Feb 22, 2021 4:54:19 PM

February 22, 2021 - Saimaa Interface Update - the year 2021 has accelerated the adoption of new solutions for online learning and publishing at an unprecedented pace. At ThingLink, the increased demand shows as a sharp 50% increase in new monthly signups.  Over 100,000 new users login to ThingLink every month to create engaging visual experiences for their students, employees or customers. For may, ThingLink has become a home for hundreds, even thousands of interactive images and videos. Our new interface offers them improved options for arranging and managing this content.

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Topics: Featured, Visual Web, How To, Product Marketing, online learning, distance learning, creativity, digital skills, contextual learning, feature update

Partnership news: ThingLink brings physical environments to Claned's digital learning platform

Posted by ThingLink Team on Feb 17, 2021 5:46:35 AM

ThingLink and Claned, two Finnish education technology companies operating in the global online learning space, announce a commercial partnership through which customers can access the two services on one platform at a bundled price.  The goal of this partnership is to improve the quality of online learning by offering a complete  solution including an adaptive digital learning space with engaging, multi-sensory learning experiences from real-world environments.

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Topics: VR, partners, online learning, contextual learning, interactive, experiential learning

New Expeditions: ThingLink Releases a Stunning 360° Image Library

Posted by ThingLink Team on Feb 9, 2021 4:11:54 AM

Now available in our new interface - ThingLink’s 360° Image Library is a curated collection of professional 360° images from culturally relevant natural and historic sites. You can use the images to build immersive learning experiences and to travel virtually across the world.

How to access the 360° Image Library?

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Topics: Featured, Visual Web, How To, virtual tour, 360, New Feature, cultural preservation, online learning, remote learning, creativity, higher education, contextual learning, Field Trips, ThingLink, Popular

Bringing Literature To Life with an Escape Room

Posted by Kyla Ball on Jan 25, 2021 6:29:47 AM

K12 Teachers Create Spooky And Spectacular Escape Room To Bring Literature Topic To Life

How do you ensure students stay focussed in the wide world of online learning? ThingLink escape rooms like this atmospheric example are simple to create - and keep classes on task!

Over the last year, teachers all over the world have used innovative ways to engage their students in online learning. But it can still be a challenge to keep students focussed on a task when the online world offers so much distraction! Teachers Jennifer Ivory and Fatema AlBader at the Al-Bayan Bilingual School in Kuwait created a highly engaging project for their 8th grade students, partly in answer to this very problem.

They created an escape room in ThingLink which they placed into a themed Google Site. The room could only be escaped by reading the sources provided and solving themed puzzles. All the information the students needed could be found and decoded within the ThingLink and the Google Site, meaning minimal distraction.

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

Emmi Ollila joins ThingLink as eLearning specialist

Posted by ThingLink Team on Jan 18, 2021 9:17:11 AM

 The creation of successful online learning experiences relies on systematic planning and pedagogic expertise. To support our business and academic customers better in their efforts to build new cloud-based practices for learning and skills development, we are happy to share that Emmi Ollila joins the ThingLink team as an eLearning specialist. In this role Emmi will be responsible for several tools and service initiatives related to immersive learning design, visual course and module creation and LMS integration. In this interview, we asked Emmi about learning design and what inspires her in her new job!

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Topics: eLearning, online learning, training, pedagogy

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