Working with H5P at Life academy workshop in Karlstad

LIFE Academy in Sweden provides training, learning and networking opportunities in the field of sustainable Development. They work with organizations, institutions and ministries across different countries with a main purpose to contribute to sustainable solutions all over the world, with a strong focus on developing countries.

I’ve been asked by Life Academy to arrange workshops for groups of teachers and other resources from different continents and countries attending a course at Life Academy. At the last workshops we have had participants from Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Bangladesh, Cambodia and Rwanda. My role has been to teach them about open educational resources and how to reuse and translate resources from global projects with content based on a free license such as Creative Commons.

IMG_0190Picture from the workshop in February 2015. 

In this workshop we worked with a tool called H5P. H5P makes it easy to create, share and reuse HTML5 content and applications. H5P empowers teachers and studens to create rich and interactive web experiences more efficiently – all you need is a web browser and a web site with an H5P plugin. There are many different types of learning resources one can make.

In the last two workshop in February and April we did the following exercise with H5P:

  • First we made a text with facts from the different countries(demo of crowdsourcing)
  • Step 2, all participants made and interactive “drag and drop text” simply by adding “*” into the basic tekst
  • Step 3, the different groups maid the same “drag and drop text” in their own language

The magic with a simple tool like H5P is that only within minutes anyone with basic computer skills can make interactive content for their students. Sharing the interactive content is also very easy, you can download and re-use to make your own version or you can embed it on your own blogg or website like I have done in the examples in this post.

H5P objects are very easy to translate, check out some of different languages here:

English version:
Bangla version: Khmer Version: