I was missing a C …

I have created five content types for H5P so far: Agamotto, Bingo (should be released shortly), Dictation, Essay and Juxtaposition. For some reason I noticed that those begin with A, B, D, E, and J — so it felt natural that my sixth content type should begin with a C to close one of the gaps 😉 Here it is …

Say hello to H5P Cornell Notes

I felt that the H5P content type family might need a new member that can help students with synthesizing and applying their knowledge. Well, that’s where Cornell notes may come in handy, and now you can provide a text, a video or an audio file that students can study and that they can attach their notes to directly. It’s not a spectacular content type, but hopefully you can put it to good use.

On this site, the available width for the content is small, so you will have to use the button in the upper left corner to toggle between the exercise and the notes. If the host system provides enough space or if you go to fullscreen mode on this page, both the exercise and the notes can be displayed next to each other — which is a little more convenient.

If you’re using H5P on your own system, the notes can be saved and retrieved later, of course. In order for this to work, users have to be logged in however, and H5P’s save content state feature has to be enabled.

It’s still a beta version, and some things may change, but feel free to download this content demo and upload it to your system in order to play around with it before the final version arrives. If you want to peek at the source code, you can find it on github, of course. It’s open source software.

I know there are some features that you may feel are missing … Stay tuned for some more info on that!

Blockchain … disruptive … bingo!

It’s time for a new content type — or at least a demo version of it. It’s nothing super duper fancy. But it’s a little different than existing content types, because it doesn’t feature any kind of automated checking or feedback. So … huh … yeah … what is it good for? Absolutely nothing …

Nah, maybe it is good for something. If you know that you’re going to a boring conference (meeting, lecture, webinar, movie, … ), why not set up a nice game of buzzword bingo with H5P and share the link with other participants?!

Normal bingo works, too, of course. You can define a set of numbers or phrases or words, the size of the bingo board (3 to 7 columns and rows), put an optional image or video on top, and you can even set a joker in the center. Well, and that’s basically it. Oh, sure, the most important thing for so many people: Yes, I’ll probably also add some options for visual styling such as changing the colors 😉

Of course, this might become more entertaining when the multiplayer API for H5P is ready one day, but maybe this is already useful for some of you 🙂

Feedback and suggestions are welcome as always! In what kind of scenarios could you use this content type? What should be improved?

Feel free to download this content to play with the demo or to have a look at the source code on github. If it’s worth a coffee, check out my Patreon page.

A new playground: H5P Essay

Note: You can download the content type here, but remember that it is still in development and might not work perfectly.

What you’re looking at here is rather an experimental playground than a fully elaborated content type for H5P. Learners can write a text and receive feedback immediately. Initially (and maybe finally), this feedback will simply be based on a list of keywords that have been defined by a teaching person before. That’s a very naive approach, but it might be useful in some cases or could support teachers with grading.

The content type could possibly evolve into a solution for automated essay scoring using machine learning techniques — with all the pros and cons attached to that. However, that’s merely wishful thinking right now anyway.

You are hereby invited to have a look at the ideas for this content type — and to share your own, of course!

If you want to know more (and also want to see the editor), have a look at this video although it’s outdated already.

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