David Read

    @paula_villegas @david-l @spottypoppy @caitlin @thomasleach @suerobbins thanks for the feedback, always welcome!

    great to hear that it has had an impact on your teaching and you are able to start using H5P with your students immediately!

    , yes, it is somewhat expensive; however, there are some workarounds that could be used to give cheaper access to H5P, specifically setting up a WordPress website and using the free h5p plugin for that. I wrote a blog post explaining this in a bit more detail, but happy to have a one to one meeting to explain more.

    , yes, the video tools are particularly useful in H5P for lecture management. I know many teachers have been recording ‘voice over’ presentations in the last year to compensate for the lack of face to face contact, and these could easily be made more interactive using these tools.

    , you ask about how best to combine H5P with other tools.  There are a variety of options here depending on your work situation, finances etc. You probably do need some kind of delivery system for the content as a way of organising it into sequences or logical blocks. Your institution may have its own VLE (Blackboard, Moodle etc) which would make life easier, but if you are doing this by yourself, there are various options. You could set up your own VLE using something like Moodle (it’s open source so doesn’t cost anything) but you would need to pay for hosting, which probably would work out at something between £50-80 a year.

    Or you could do it via WordPress – which is how our Training Foundry courses are run. The main costs would be the hosting for WordPress (about £50-80 a year) and you may need to install some plugins to give your site VLE functionality. We use one called Learndash which costs about £150 a year for us, but it’s very useful. The good thing is that the H5P plugins for both Moodle and WordPress are completely free.