As you are considering creating more interactive experiences for students in your courses with video content, this service may come in handy.
Zaption is a service that claims to “turn online videos into interactive learning experiences that engage students and deepen understanding.” It’s friendly, clean and easy to get started with. While a lot of the gallery is K-12 content (this being the greater market), it’s possible to turn it around and find ways to add interactivity to more advanced educational content.
One example may be “Understanding Jim Crow“, which presents the segregation laws of the South and the historical backdrop for them.
If this piques your interest, try the demo and push buttons. The idea is that you will create your “tours”, and include questions, requests for comments, choices and such in appropriate places. Apparently, you can copy and tour and modify it to your heart’s content.
As you are watching these, are there opportunities for such interactions in your courses?
Let us know what you think!