A number of online interactive video platforms have been developed in the last few years that utilize a new way of encoding videos, allowing users to add hypertext-links and interactivity as layers to online videos. These new online interactive video platforms can integrate high quality online videos with layers of text, images, social media feeds and even navigation systems allowing users to have some level of non-linear navigation and interaction with the videos and its’ layers. These platforms potentially can enable learners to immerse themselves in an interactive and audio-visual rich environment, revisit the same information from multiple perspectives, explore new connections and learn in a realistic context.
The main aim of this workshop is to provide all participants the opportunity to create a simple problem based interactive video lesson; explore the possibilities of online interactive video and reflect on the process. My intention is to use the experience of building an interactive video project as a conceptual base to discuss about learning and learning design and what are the implications and possibilities for teaching and learning.
The hands-on part of the workshop
During the hands-on part of the workshop participants will work in small groups of 3 to 5 people (ideally 5 to 6 groups). Each group will be provided with premade media resources such as: videos, images, text and external links. Also they will be randomly assigned a problem based learning outcome closely related to their provided media resources. They will have 20 minutes to prepare and build a very simple interactive video projects based on their assigned learning outcome. Throughout the workshop I will provide help, support and guidance to all groups
- Introduction to the workshop (5min)
- Quick overview of some freely available interactive video platforms (5min)
- WireWax platform demonstration (10min)
- Introduction to the hands on part of the workshop (5min)
- Hands on activity (20min)
- Feedback and reflections from each group and compile a step-by-step guide (15min).
In the final part of the workshop we will discuss the pedagogical considerations of using interactive videos in a learning context and we will assemble a step-by-step guide/scenario for a future online interactive video. The final guide will be available online as interactive video.