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Engaging learners through student-centered interactive instructional videos

Updated: Oct 1, 2019


This session will demonstrate the process involved in creating high quality and interactive instructional videos. A video demonstration of the interactivity and an in-depth lesson on how to use the open-source, HTML-based software (H5P) used to create the interactive components will be provided. The software will be used to create in-video questions that offer immediate feedback as well as create links to different timestamps within a video or to an external link. Attendees will learn when to use the software, how to use it, and how to get the most out of it. The media created through this software allows for the creation of extremely customizable interactive questions where students can check their understanding and receive immediate feedback throughout the video. The videos may guide students in different directions based on how they answer the questions or may be prompted to revisit topics to refresh previous lessons before continuing. The interactivity can be tailored to place learners at the centre of any context.


Riley is a graduate student at the University of British Columbia’s Okanagan campus studying active learning pedagogies in the chemistry classroom. He completed his bachelor’s degree in Medical Biochemistry but cultivated a passion for education through several teaching roles during his undergraduate degree. His current research involves renovating teaching practices and curricula through technology to create more active and meaningful learning environments. A recent emphasis has been the optimization of flipped classroom instructional videos through amelioration of production quality and introduction of interactive questions to generate at-home student-centered learning.


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