April 17-18 2019
Vancouver, BC
SFU Harbour Centre Campus 515 W Hastings St

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Thursday, April 18 • 10:45am - 12:45pm
Adding Interactivity to OER to improve student learning

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Years of learning science research tells us that students learn by doing - interacting with the content through questions, activities, and simulations.  The ability to deliver immediate, targeted feedback to students on their understanding of a concept is one of the key benefits of digital learning tools.  Yet, much of OER remains static text and video.  There’s a good reason for this: interactive content has traditionally been difficult to create, often requiring content authors to have programming skills in addition to subject expertise.  
New tools such as H5P are making it easy for anyone to author interactive content and include it in their course.  In this session, we will discuss ways to identify opportunities in a course for enhancing content with interactives, and look at various options for creating interactive content.  Participants can come to the workshop with an idea for an interactive that they wish to explore, and will work in small teams creating interactives in one of several subject areas.  Participants will leave with an understanding of available tools for authoring interactives and some experience beginning to author in one of these tools.
Note: This will be a hands-on session, please bring a laptop


Wendy King

Course Product Manager, Social Sciences, Lumen Learning

Lucas Wright

University of British Columbia

Thursday April 18, 2019 10:45am - 12:45pm PDT
Room 1420