Optional Activity – Work on your assignments as needed
An emerging form of educational media has been interactive media, with several tools in development that offer different ways to integrate student activity with video. This is different that traditional media designed for learning. Originally graphics, audio or video were designed to be consumed by learners and any student activity was integrated within the platform (web page, learning management system). For example a video might be embedded on a page with questions below it or a graphic might be added to the description a the head of a discussion forum.
Interactive media is designed to enable learner interaction within the media itself. Many of the tools that have emerged to produce interactive media are aimed at video, while H5P offers several types of interactive media across all genres.
Another set of tools has been developed to work with and enhance Microsoft PowerPoint to create interactive media presentations. These tools don’t typically have a free version but many educational institutions will have licenses for some of them. You can see a comparison of several of these that I presented in a webinar.
Finding the Best Tool for Creating Slides with Audio
The following tools work primarily with video, either integrating quizzes or providing a space for discussion. I’ve included examples with a couple of them. H5P is unique in that it is a collection of tools and that it can be added to the Moodle LMS or to WordPress with a plugin.
Check out some of these tools and try out one or more of the services for yourself.
Metta: mashup + interaction – limited free version
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