Welcome to the Kitchen

This is the support hub for projects awarded BCCampus H5P OER Development Grants. These projects are augmenting open textbooks with open-licensed interactive learning activities authored in H5P. Why a “kitchen” and what is this project about? Learn more…

The main areas of the H5P PB Kitchen include:

Community

Be part of the Kitchen crew and our open community space

The Show

Monthly open webinars with guest experts and also open drop-in kitchen hours.

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Project

Information for project participants

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Image Credit: Photo by Bermix Studio on Unsplash

Latest Notes from the Kitchen

  • The Internet as a Buffet, Spotting Dishes of H5P
    Once I started using and learning about H5P I started paying more attention to places I saw it in use, like little interesting trays of interactivity. These are being shared also in the Buffet channel of the H5P PB Kitchen Mattermost Space (see the kitchen entrance if you want to be in our space). If…
  • April Webinar: Inside Pressbooks with Steel Wagstaff
    The next Cooking with H5P and Pressbooks webinar took place Thursday, April 29 at 9:00 am PT (check for your local time). For this episode, we invited into the kitchen Steel Wagstaff, Educational Product Manager for Pressbooks. From his position, he will be able to share much about the features and capabilities of Pressbooks, how…
  • Accordions, Collapsibles, Drawers, Disclosures
    When I say “Accordion” your first association may be the musical instrument. But here we are talking about a simple, display-oriented (no built in feedback) H5P content type that has potential use in Pressbooks. In the project work so far, we have seen use of these for end of chapter review of terminology, but also…
  • Catch JR Dingwall’s Tweeted H5P Presentation
    We have some tasty tweets for you that will deliver a valuable set of inspiring (that means worth borrowing) examples of H5P in action. This was shared by JR Dingwall, a guest at the Cooking With H5P Webinar in August 2020 for a “presentation” he did recently for the 2021 WordPress in Education Conference aka…
  • Not All Feedback is Created the Same in H5P
    Because the projects funded by BCcampus focus on creating practice activities in the context of open textbook content, the features that H5P provides for giving feedback is important for us. Previously we have provided some guidelines and examples for creating Formative Feedback. Early in the project we noticed that a large majority of H5P content…
  • H5P Licenses for Metadata: Match Game?
    At our first drop in meeting for new grantees we had a fantastic discussion with making choices for the fields H5P offers for attributing media sources you use. As published BCcampus open textbooks these projects must ensure that media used is properly licensed for reuse. In our discussion we struggled with some gray areas, especially…
  • March Webinar: Learning from Team Vital Signs
    Our first Cooking with H5P and Pressbooks webinar of the new season is Thursday, March 25 at 9:00 am PT (check for your local time). The recording of this show is now available. We have curated links and questions from the lively chat session (see below). About this Show We are excited to bring to…
  • H5P Peak Chef Challenge #1: Scouting and Sharing
    As promised we are going to be off and running today with our first H5P Peak Chef Challenge. These are planned as small exercises that will help our new grantees work through their projects but open to anyone interested in sharpening their H5P Kitchen chops. These will be announced at each Webinar and drop in…
  • Our First Drop In Kitchen Lab Session
    Working in the H5P Kitchen means constant experimentation, even in the operation of the kitchen itself. We are adding a new component to add to the webinar series of invited guest experts (this is the last Thursday of each month). On the second Thursday of each month, Clint Lalonde and I will run open kitchen…
  • About the H5P Peak Chef Challenges
    We are plotting a new “thing” from the H5P Kitchen as a low/no stakes opportunity to learn H5P cooking by a series of challenges. At each webinar for the Cooking With H5P show –twice a month, one drop in session and one “main show”– we will announce a new challenge, something “bite sized” done with…
  • Who is in the Kitchen for 2021?
    We are more than excited that an announcement from BCcampus makes it official that they have funded six new H5P OER Development Grant projects that will be supported again via the H5P Kitchen. BCcampus has awarded six open educational resources (OER) development grants as part of the Open Homework Systems (OHS) project. The grants will…
  • Cooking With H5P Year 2: OER Grantees Kickoff
    It’s a brand new season on the Cooking with H5P Show and we have a new round of projects funded by BCcampus to continue the work of enhancing open textbooks with H5P practice problems. Our opening show was the orientation for new project participants. We are very excited about the energy and enthusiasm with this…

Image Credit: Kitchen at Green Gulch flickr photo by Terrie Schweitzer shared under a Creative Commons (BY-SA) license modified by Alan Levine with overlay of the H5P/Pressbook logos.