further to Thomasmars reply yo my comments/queries on the presentation module tutorial, I have the following feature requests/suggestions.
- Allow the customization or replacement of the + signs in the circles on the images hotspot feature with custom pictures, gifs or anigifs of my choice.
- In the Presentation module, allow the embedding of links into thumbnails or other pictures that can be overlayed on a main/background picture.
- the plus signs don't blend with the image and can be distracting.
- a blended image works best for complimenting the visual lesson/story and facilitate hotspot treasure hunting
- An anigif could be used to attract attention where needed, or if after a time delay the student still does not seem to have spotted it or acted as required (a sort of help prompt).
- Embedded links in pictures, be they gifs, thumbnails or anigifs can be used to access further information either internally to H5P (popups) or externally to the web or course/ lesson links within an LMS.
The first use case is a visual at-a-glance lesson with all the information, help, resources, content, learning activities and assignments provided within the slide or picture. This can already be largely done within Powerpoint for an in-line presentation using static links and .ppsx, which is not so good or flexible for teaching and courses in which students must branch off for various learning activities along the way as part of a Web-based training (WbT) and Learning Management system rather than a mere eLearning Training Presentation. Perhaps these basic features could also be created by importing from Powerpoint or other presentation systems just as iSpring does (but into html5 rather than the insecure and outmoded flash format). However, to realise the full potential in a Learning Management or Eco-System would require dynamic linking capabilities to content within LMSystems such as Opigno or directly to content (documents and lessons) created within the general Content Management System (CMS) for Collaborative Learning and other Services areas/spaces.
The second Use Case I have in mind extends this concept to a course or programme plan/workflow guide. I want to create topographical maps, either as simple Drupal style GMAPs for embedding pictures or built on top of real google maps that facilitate further localised exploration. This information might include people (users), places, subjects/Info types(metadata), services, data, courses and programmes to create a sort of treasure map in which students can explore and discover the subject (Programmes and courses), other users/coursemates (networking), services and localised data. Guided tours and suggested workflows could be statically (default) linked in, or perhaps integrated contextually to help navigate the labyrinth.
If you could create pokemon type characters that pop up on the phone or a map whenever in the area providing suggestions and links to local information, services and fellow students or mobile micro-learning and networking promotion within the host Learning Eco-System , that would be even more amazing ;-)
In essence, this would be a basic form of 'Augmented Reality' for educational purposes that then lends itself to gammification as a future extension. Drupal has the potential to achieve this, but, requires a lot from developers let alone lay site builders like myself. Perhaps H5P can provide an out fo the box plugin solution for this?
Food for thought at least :)