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

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

Create and share VR tours more easily with ThingLink’s new short URL code button

Posted by ThingLink Team on Apr 8, 2021 5:38:31 AM

This short post explains step by step how to share your tours for VR headsets quickly and easily, getting your learners immersed in the action straight away!

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Topics: How To, VR, education, VR Lessons, virtual tour, 360, immersive learning, Tour Creator, contextual learning, ThingLink, interactive, learning experience

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

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

University uses virtual tours to prepare marine biology students for coastal field trip

Posted by Kyla Ball on Dec 14, 2020 5:56:43 AM

In previous years the students had been provided with a simple PDF map as well as links to the location’s website. This year, the department was keen to better convey the entire experience to students before their arrival, to prepare them more fully so that less time would be required for familiarisation during the trip.

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Topics: Featured, How To, education, virtual tour, 360, 21st century learning, online learning, remote learning, Tour Creator, training, higher education, contextual learning, PD, Field Trips, university

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

Unlocking Trips, Tours & Treasure Hunts with New Tag Transition!

Posted by Louise Jones on Nov 18, 2020 10:37:36 AM

Question: How to make sure your student/employee has walked through a virtual tour and reached their learning goals? Answer: With ThingLink's new improved transition tag you can now add checkpoints to transitions. Correct responses will unlock the next scene!

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Topics: Featured, How To, education, virtual tour, 360, 21st century learning, New Feature, online learning, remote learning, workplace learning, Tour Creator, training, teacher training, contextual learning, PD

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