The Finnish immersive learning technology company ThingLink and the Trisakti Scholarship Foundation announce collaboration to support the government of Indonesia in their education reform. The goal of the partnership is to empower educators and students in Indonesia to create immersive experiences for learning across all sectors, and to improve access to high quality digital learning materials on all levels of education.
The collaboration was announced today at an event promoting the “Trisakti Service to Build the Nation” -initiative organized by the Trisakti Scholarship Foundation, and attended by several distinguished guests, including Nadiem Anwar Makarim, the minister of education, culture, research, and technology of the Republic of Indonesia, Mr. Jari Sinkari, the ambassador of Finland, the chairman of the Trisakti Foundation Mr. Franciscus Welirang and Mr. Julius Halim.
“The Trisakti education unit must move quickly, so as not to be left behind from other campuses which are currently competing to use technology for learning,” says Julius Y Halim, the Chairman of the Trisakti Scholarship Foundation. “We are happy that the Trisakti Foundation had adopted Thinglink to provide more interactive digital learning model for lecturers and students within the Trisakti Foundation. The Thinglink platform also allows lecturers to join in collaborative research projects with users in other countries.,” he said.
ThingLink has previously organized a certified professional development course for teachers at the Trisakti University, focusing on immersive content creation using interactive media and VR technologies. The certified teachers will be able to expand training to national level. In the next phase, the course will also include training for learning content creation using augmented reality (AR).
“We at ThingLink want to empower any school in Indonesia to be a contributor of high quality learning experiences in the metaverse. New visual learning technologies that offer interaction points for learners throughout the experience will also help us understand who needs help, when and where, so that we can reserve the important one-on-one time with these students, and guarantee success for all learner”, says ThingLink founder and CEO Ulla-Maaria Koivula.
ThingLink interactive image technology makes it easy to create immersive experiences for learning and development by enhancing images, videos, 3D or 360 degree assets with interactive hotspots. Used by thousands of organizations globally, ThingLink is a scalable content development solution for learning and communication in the metaverse. Office365 users can use ThingLink with Microsoft logins, create interactive content with the ThingLink app in Microsoft Teams, and share assets on MS Teams or PowerPoint. ThingLink interactive assets can also be shared to Google Classroom, Moodle, Canvas or any other LMS. ThingLink received a Unesco ICT in Education Award in March 2019.
ThingLink reseller and partner, Managing Director Andreas Tedjasukma from Pt ALT: Jakarta-based Pt ALT has been in the information and communication technology business in Indonesia for over 30 years, with 15 years of experience in the education industry.