SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF. – August 5, 2015 – Versal, an open publishing platform for creating highly interactive online courses, today launched the Versal Gadget Market (beta): a new place for educators to discover and share content for use in Versal courses.
Within the Versal course publishing canvas, gadgets are building blocks that empower teachers to create new content, import existing materials and build interactive exercises. The new teacher-powered Gadget Market offers educators the opportunity to search for and discover additional content, as well as share their own favorite gadgets.
The market already features over 1,000 free course-ready interactive exercises covering a wide variety of educational topics. From biology diagrams to music exercises and history timelines, the Versal Gadget Market helps educators rapidly create courses with rich content designed to engage today’s tech-savvy students.
In addition to contributions from the Versal community, the Gadget Market will showcase content from the best education experts and publishers. Versal’s first partner is Wolfram Research, who is building a selection of math exercises using the Wolfram Cloud. Additional partners will be announced soon.
“Creating online courses and lessons can be time-intensive, yet the Internet offers a great opportunity for teachers to collaborate with their peers. That’s the vision behind the Gadget Market,” said Versal co-founder and CEO Gregor Freund. “By offering educators a community-driven place to discover new content and share their favorite interactive gadgets, we’re making it easier than ever to create engaging learning experiences for students.”
With Versal, educators and corporate instructional designers can create and publish highly interactive and customizable learning experiences - no coding required. From full courses to short lessons, authors may easily create engaging online educational material and embed it in websites, blogs and Learning Management System (LMS) platforms. The company is based in San Francisco, Calif. For more information, please visit versal.com or connect via Twitter and Facebook.