What will the classroom of the future look like?

The classroom of the future won’t look anything like the classroom we knew ten or even five years ago. Global connectivity and collaboration, combined with technology that allows for interactive and student-tailored lessons, will recast tomorrow’s educational settings in exciting new formats different than we know today. While envisioning the future is famously difficult, we’ve…Read more

New feature: cut, copy, and paste gadgets between lessons and courses

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Have you ever created a gadget in a Versal course, for example a Deeper Diagram or large block of text, and then decided you wanted to move it to a different lesson? Or copy it to another lesson or course? Now you can. With the new cut, copy and paste feature released today, it’s easy…Read more

7 ideas for project-based learning

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  One of the most popular and successful teaching methods for high school students today is project-based learning. Rather than simply have students listen to lectures or read textbooks and take notes, teachers are now engaging students in dynamic, hands-on learning experiences that present real-life problems or questions. Versal is an excellent platform for project-based…Read more

Versal is out of beta, plus we have a new board member and a great partnership with Wolfram Research

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It’s an honor to work with so many amazing teachers and instructional designers to make Versal a valuable part of your daily lives, and today we are excited to announce that Versal is officially out of beta. Of course, this doesn’t mean we won’t continue to evolve and improve, and we definitely have several cool…Read more

Surveying teachers in the classroom: Blended Learning on the Rise

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If you follow Versal closely, you know that we’re very enthusiastic about the promise of blended learning – the concept of mixing online and classroom experiences. Instructional dynamics are changing, and teachers are actively seeking new tools to connect with today’s “app generation” as they enter the classroom. At the beginning of 2014, we surveyed…Read more

Discovery Education launches training courses powered by Versal

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We’re honored to share some very exciting news: Discovery Education today announced the launch of five newly created interactive training courses – powered by Versal. In the press release, our CEO Gregor Freund summed up our enthusiasm: “If you browse through all of the educational content and services provided to schools by Discovery Education, it is of…Read more

Developing an open ecosystem for online learning

Announcing our Chrome App (beta) and LTI integration for Learning Management Systems

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From the get-go, we’ve aspired to make online learning not only accessible to all teachers and highly interactive, but open. Meaning that the lessons and courses aren’t just available via Versal.com, but are embeddable in virtually any website or blog (and are downloadable as a SCORM package). Today, we’re continuing along this path with two…Read more

Make interactive math worksheets with our Algebra toolkit

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Attention teachers who make math cool: here’s a bundle sure to engage even the most number-phobic of students. These 4 Versal gadgets enable you to create interactive math problem sets that demonstrate core concepts and draw out the young Sir Albert Newton in any student. First, the new Generic embed gadget supports incredible GeoGebra math animations….Read more

  • About us

    Versal is an open publishing platform for anyone to create interactive online courses - no coding required.

    The Internet has connected all of us like never before. And yet, online learning is often one-dimensional - limited to videos and slide decks. It doesn’t have to be that way. Computers, and the modern Internet, are designed for interactivity.