Introduction to H5P

H5P is the world’s leading open source HTML5 eLearning content management system. In this workshop we’ll learn how to make fun, engaging and interactive learning objects that test knowledge and learning. These objects can be embedded just about anywhere. Through our nifty Deakin LTI integration, we can choose to share these objects on CloudDeakin, with …

Introduction to Mailchimp

Ever wanted to learn how to make spiffy newsletters? You’ve come to the right place! This workshop will take you through the basics of how to setup a newsletter and include exciting things like imagery, video, text and buttons. You will need to sign up for a free Mailchimp account to undertake the workshop. You …

Introduction to Twine

It’s time to take your branching narrative draft to the next level by building a story prototype in Twine! What the heck is Twine anyway? Twine is an open-source tool for telling interactive, nonlinear stories. You don’t need to write any code to create a simple story with Twine as it publishes directly to HTML. …

Open World Learning: Gamifying Student Motivation and Engagement

How do we respond to ongoing problems of student engagement? What if we could use key elements of what inspires millions of video gamers around the world to motivate students in their learning? This workshop explores opportunities afforded by gamification to harness student agency, choice, and exploration for learning and teaching. Workshop facilitators Emily Wade, …

HTML/CSS Basics

When: Tuesday 3rd March, 9am – 11am Where: Online with Skype for Business What: Ever wondered what’s happening behind the velvet curtain that is your web browser?  We’ll be touching on the basics of structuring a HTML document and adding some jazzy styling with CSS. We’ll also make a cool little Birthday inspired tool to share! Facilitator: Danielle …

Branching narratives: a step-by-step approach

Made popular by ‘Choose your own adventure’ books and digital games, a “Choice-Based Narrative is a story that allows for choices to arise at designated junctures within an experience” (Velissaris, 2017, p.16) and are a powerful tool for teaching and learning.  This workshop presents a step by step process of brainstorming and drafting a branching …