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H5P for Collaboration and Engagement in Online Environments
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Lora B. Pezzell · opened 1 year ago
Hello, my name is Lora Pezzell, I am an instructional designer at the Center for e-Learning and Connected Environments at the University of Central Oklahoma. I will be presenting on Friday, April 21st at 1 pm at Rose State College, the 2023 Oklahoma Learning Innovations Summit with my colleagues, Nicholas Poss, M.A., and Dr. Kristen Gregory, Ed.D., M.S. We will be using the Community of Inquiry Framework as our model for our presentation on H5P.
Here are a few of the key points:
CoI Tips on H5P Interactivity
Tips for developing social presence:
Create a discussion forum, where you introduce yourself, provide some personal information
that may include a picture, and ask the other class participants to provide similar materials to
the extent that they feel comfortable doing so.
Use Emoticon games, an interactive video with questions and other engagement.
Add an H5P crossword puzzle as an icebreaker.
Try to use humor. Use the smiley emoticon to signal that you are trying to be humorous.
Use Gamification, create a short game in H5P for students to play in a live virtual meeting. Be visibly present in the course every weekday if possible or be substantively present at
least four days a week.

Tips for developing cognitive presence:
Set high expectations for student inquiry and expectations.
Ask learners to identify their learning goal(s) for the course.
Examine, challenge, and probe student responses thereby encouraging analysis of ideas. Use H5P Branching Scenarios, fill in the word exercises, timelines, hot spot infographics, and more!
Use discussion summaries to focus on core concepts and learning outcomes.
Develop learning activities that are relevant, challenging, collaborative, engaging, and
require deep thinking.
Coach and encourage learners to have reflective discussions while also sharing thoughts
and questions with their peers.
Ensure that project outcomes are meaningful and long-lasting.

Tips for Developing Teaching Presence
Set clear expectations for students.
Be visibly present in the course every weekday if possible or be substantively present at
least four days a week.
Coach and guide learners to keep pace with their learning and think deeply about what they
know and why they know it.
Answer questions regarding activities and assignments.
Encourage and acknowledge student contributions.
Use announcements to ensure students are aware of responsibilities, due dates, and other
activities.
Communicate via email or phone to privately provide gentle and firm guidance as needed.
Inject knowledge from diverse sources.
Diagnose misperceptions, confirm understandings, and summarize discussions.

As you can see, it's such an interesting and engaging topic, that its super hard to summarize. We use the CoI framework in our training meetings for faculty on a regular basis. I have found it to be a really helpful tool when teaching instructors about the nuts of bolts of online learning.
Thank you for reading my blog post.
With best regards,

Lora Pezzell, Instructional Designer.
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