To create some of the more advanced interactive learning objects, training or even coding is required, as in the case or Storyline and Flash. This led to subject matter experts (SMEs) would often have to pass content ideas over to a developer who created a ‘closed box’ learning object that was difficult to edit unless you had the relevant software.
H5P (https://h5p.org/) is a new open source WordPress plugin that allows the creation of incredibly rich interactive media within a web browser that can then be embedded on any webpage such as a blackboard module, Moodle course or within WordPress itself. No training is required due to the straight forward user interface and it’s freely available to anyone who has access to a WordPress site meaning SMEs can create dynamic learning objects quickly and easily.
Examples include drag and drop questions, timelines, click the hotspot, and interactive video – including in-video branching narratives and embedded multi-choice questions.
Upcoming features include Moodle integration, IMS LTI integration and the H5P development team welcome suggestions for new features and content types.
During this workshop you will have the chance to create your own learning objects using H5P, and we will share some existing examples from Audiology and Oceanography.
Anyone wishing to take part should bring their own device (ipad / laptop etc) email firstname.lastname@example.org beforehand so we can add you to our wordpress site.
This will allow you to login and gain access to the H5P testing area.
The structure of the 40 minute workshop will be as follows:
2 minutes – Brief introduction (Alex Furr)
3 minutes – Background of H5P (Svein-Torre Griff)
5 minutes – Examples of work from Southampton University (Stephan Caspar)
20 minutes – Interactive hands on guided session
10 minutes – future of H5P / discussion (All)
During the hands on session we will be giving out tasks to complete which will include the creation of interactive youtube videos and clickable hotspots.
By the end of the session attendees will have a good understanding of what it possible with H5P, have the confidence to start creating their own learning objects and know where to go to get free online support in using the software.
I love H5P! I’ve been using it for over a year now and am hooked. I’m so excited you guys are doing a session. 🙂
If you’d like to take part and try your hand at creating your own content using H5P please signup in advance – we just need your name and email!
See you at the workshop!