The H5P OER HUB
The H5P OER HUB
Facilitating global collaboration
H5P OER Hub
The most important part of our roadmap has long been to finish up and integrate an OER Hub in the H5P authoring tool to facilitate global collaboration. It was also the most requested roadmap item by far on the last H5P Conference. The H5P Core Team has now tasked all developers with finishing up the H5P Hub as fast as possible. It will be an integral part of the H5P authoring tool and allow users to easily share their content with every H5P user in the world! Content shared by others will of course be searchable and repurposable.
The H5P Content Hub is the heart of H5P and the soul of our vision of empowering everyone to create, share and reuse interactive content.
If we can fill up the H5P Content Hub quickly with free, open content that everyone can use and repurpose we can make life so much easier and learning so much better for new and existing community members. The H5P Content Hub is the framework for delivering the promise of H5P.
Are you ready to share your content with the world under a Creative Commons License? Please let us know if you have content you would like to share from day one by filling out this form and we’ll coordinate with you to make sure that your content becomes available for the millions of H5P users around the world and hopefully make the days of other educators easier when taking their courses online now and in the future.
How is the H5P Content Hub differentThe most important unique aspects of the H5P OER Hub are:
- H5P has massive adoption already. As part of the H5P authoring tool the H5P Hub will have more users than most (if not all) existing OER repositories from day one. The number of potential contributors of OER and the number of OER users who can use it, repurpose it and share it again is enormous.
- The H5P format works better than any other format for interactive content, and the authoring tool is free and open source. It is much easier to move H5P content between platforms and edit, translate and do other types of repurposing than with any other format. No other OER Hub is integrated in an authoring tool like the H5P Hub will be, and no other OER hub lets you move content between publishing platforms as easily as H5P.
Details about the H5P Content Hub
Browsing for content
The H5P Content Hub will be an integrated part of the authoring tool.
This is what the experience will look like in the first version:
This is how content is shared with the rest of the H5P community:
Adding metadata in the editor
This is how metadata is added:
The first version of the H5P Hub will have the following metadata per content:
The search engine will also search through the contents of the H5P.
The H5P Content Hub was originally planned to be one of the big releases for the H5P Conference 2020 and a lot of the work has been done. Now we’re cutting corners and putting every developer on it to finish it up faster.
The H5P Hub has been planned and prototypes and design sketches have been worked on for the last four years and tested with users across the world. Only details are missing.
The user interface for finding content has been fully implemented.
All components are set up and most APIs are implemented. We’re using the same infrastructure as for H5P.com since it has proven to be incredibly stable and scalable so far.
Large parts of the publishing UI is implemented.
The API for the publishing process has been implemented and only testing is left. We’ve established a scalable way for the H5P Hub servers to receive large amounts of H5P content quickly and in a way that scales automatically.
We're working on integrating the Hub in Drupal 7 allowing the community to test and give feedback on H5P.org. Drupal will probably be followed by H5P.com and then Moodle and WordPress. Much of the code will be the same for all, but each plugin must add a few UI components and implement interface functions for storing data etc.
Future updatesWe will be publishing weekly blog posts and tweeting more frequently with progress updates allowing community members to stay up to date and provide feedback on the progress.
We’re excited about what we hope will be a very impactful new dimension for the world of H5P and hope that many community members will take the opportunity to help others by sharing their content.