If you haven’t heard of Versal, I’d recommend taking a peek at their website. It’s a new platform that allows anyone to create engaging online courses that make use of a slew of unique tools that allow users to incorporate videos, diagrams, 3D graphics, surveys, quizzes and a lot more. There’s no coding required and best of all, it’s free.
The promise for something like this in K-12 education is limitless. The trend in moving learning online is more prevalent than ever. As K-12 continues to gravitate towards blended and flipped classroom formats, the need for content creation will only become greater and the desire for interactive learning more intense. Versal’s platform is easy to use. They’ve done the work for you. It’s basically drag and drop functionality. A teacher could very easily use Versal to create an online learning module for the classroom regardless of their level of tech savvy.
I don’t usually blog about specific products, but in this case, I wanted to share my thoughts with you. Versal visited our offices several weeks ago and I was impressed with what I saw. While the product was still in the beta stage then and will certainly continue to evolve, I immediately saw it as a tool that offered a lot of promise for time strapped educators looking for new ways to engage their students.
Versal has just announced it’s coming out of its beta stage and it’s emerging with two new partners. The first is Wolfram Research. Stephen Wolfram has even joined the nonprofit’s board of directors. The second partner is Discovery Education. Versal will now be powering its interactive training courses for educators.
Versal is definitely a company and a platform to keep your eye on in the future.