Pedagogy in Practice: ThingLink in TVET and Higher Education

We are delighted to present the second of our video series covering specifically the teaching methods underpinning uses of interactive media in technical, vocational, and higher education.

The ‘teaching in action’ videos presented here, with narration, take you through a journey looking at virtual tours, documenting learning, and creating immersive learning materials. 

1. Virtual Tours

ThingLink gives students access to places and situations that would otherwise be difficult or impossible to access. The tours introduce the contextual skills and knowledge required in different work environments or social situations. Tours can be created by both teachers and students. Learning objectives determine the scope and methods of implementation.

2. Documenting learning

With Thinglink, students can document their learning process in a variety of ways, regardless of the learning environment. By giving the student the opportunity to use their own technology and choose what and how to document – image, text, sound, or video – we allow the student to express themselves and  practice the use of multiple media, which is becoming a standard requirement on all levels of education.

3. Creating engaging & immersive learning materials and environments

Learning materials can be created by both teachers and students. Students should be challenged to create their own learning environments and learning materials through a variety of assignments where visual information can enhance the learning. Producing content is a learning process in itself

We hope you found these videos useful. Whether you are looking to bring concepts to life for learners, enable them to document their learning, offer virtual tours or create new and exciting learning materials, it’s definitely worth taking the time to use ThingLink.

If you would like to tell your colleagues about all these videos, here’s one very handy thinglink with all the videos in to share! And, just in case you missed it, here’s the first in our video series featuring K12 educational uses for interactive media.

Even more ideas to support your use of ThingLink!

As always, please contact our education or support teams with any questions.

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