30hands provides an easy-to-use interface that allows teachers to quickly create course outlines then drag and drop multimedia content into the course and organize it by topic, unit, theme, module, project team or learning style. Students always have quick access to the materials they need, and teachers can quickly change the course structure as needed.
Open digital content can add great value to a course and enhance student engagement, especially when it is video content. Teachers search for any words, preview resulting content and click to insert it into a class. It’s as easy as that! Uploaded files, YouTube videos and web pages can be embedded for students to view within the site instead of taking them to an outside link where they might lose focus.
Courses in 30hands have a Timeline that allows students to interact with course materials the same way they do with Facebook and Twitter outside of school. The Timeline allows for interactive discussions around course videos, presentations and other content, while simultaneously providing direct links to the material at hand. 30hands merges Collaborative Social Media with Structured Content.
Students love to express themselves using social media with their friends. 30hands allows them to create school portfolios of blog postings, wikis and presentations. Items can be shared with courses or stand alone in the student’s portfolio. By giving them a voice in the class on their own terms, students gain greater self-confidence and retain more knowledge.
Without access to content, it is useless. That’s why 30hands runs on any platform. We ensure that videos and presentations do not require special programs like Flash or Powerpoint. Each uploaded item is converted to a user-friendly, platform independent format when necessary. This means students can review class materials 24×7 and on laptops, tablets and smartphones.
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