360 Images – Fake it and Make it!

Create your own 360° Gallery with our new Canva Template and ThingLink It! The ThingLink Team are often asked for advice on how to create 360 images. We have created support pages on taking 360 images using a 360 camera or even with a smartphone and app such as Google Street View.  

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

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.

Henri Pennanen joins ThingLink to build new models for interactive content production and teacher training

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.

New Expeditions: ThingLink’s Stunning 360 Image Library

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.

Virtual Escape Room Brings Literature to Life

K12 Teachers Create Spooky And Spectacular Virtual Escape Room To Bring Literature Topic To Life How do you ensure students stay focussed in the wide world of online learning? Virtual 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 think they have the answer. They created a highly engaging project for their 8th grade students, partly in …

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Emmi Ollila joins ThingLink as eLearning specialist

 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!

Immersive Learner Journals

An historic institution looks to the future Florida A&M University in Tallahassee FL was founded in 1887, and is the highest-ranked of the public HBCUs (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) in the United States. They have been using ThingLink in a variety of ways for the past few years, alongside learning and digital media consultant LMichelle Salvant. A true EdTech innovator and futurist, LMichelle has long been a proponent of using visual technology to enable young people to best showcase their skills and learning. A ThingLinker herself since 2017, she had initially introduced the platform to FAMU as a platform for virtual tours. More recently she has shown students how they could create their own digital, interactive and immersive multi-media …

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Featured ThingLink Projects 2020

This year our education team wishes to send the ThingLink community a special festive greeting. We’d like you to join us to celebrate the good moments, ThingLink projects and partnerships that we have seen from all over the world. The year 2020 has been a whole new kind of challenge for all of us. But it has been astonishing to see all the new different and creative ways you have used ThingLink with many other technologies to tackle some of these challenges.

Zach Tussing joins ThingLink as Chief Revenue Officer

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!

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