Playing around with H5P

I’ve been starting to play around with the cool tool of the year, H5P. If you are unfamiliar with it, think of it this way: you can create interactive educational content in a browser, that can also be viewed in a browser – no installation of additional programs required.

At the University of Illinois College of Medicine, our faculty members have created hundreds of hours of video podcasts, yet we haven’t had a good way of embedding true interactive elements in these videos. It is possible to add quizzes, etc. in content that is created using products like Captivate or Camtasia, but in order for students to interact with it, Flash is required. Most of our students use Apple devices and as we know, Flash does not work on iPhones or iPads. So, I was pretty jazzed about this product. I heard about it on an AAMC GIR Educational Technology Workgroup monthly call recently and has been used by some of my colleagues including Anand Khurma (OSU) and Randy Graff (UF). More to come as I flesh out this tutorial on evidence-based medicine.

Here is a ‘work in progress’:

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