I just came across h5p, a free open-source html5 site. They have a free wordpress plugin that lets you put cool little interactions on your blog, things like interactive videos, powerpoint style presentations, flashcards, etc. Their interaction builder lets you build all this stuff yourself, without needing to know any code and they look really clean on a webpage, mobile device, etc. They go right inside your blog post. It's so cool!
So I've been thinking, how awesome would that be to make a static blog post more interactive than just the comments at the bottom. What if you had a video that popped up a poll, a mini quiz, or an annotation at key moments? What if our readers could take a quiz or engage in some kind of learning activity in a how-to post? Would it be interesting or would they just skip it?
I need to do some more thinking about this. I love the idea of interactive blog posts, but I'm not sure what they would look like or how to do them effectively. I think about myself as a reader of blogs, and I think I would love it, but only if it was done well. So what does 'well' mean in this case?
Not sure of the answer yet, but excited to explore further.
What about you guys? Does anyone include interactive elements in their blogs? What do they look like? What do you think is a good/bad candidate for an interaction? I'm really interested to hear what's worked for others :)
On a different note, as awesome (and free) as h5p is, they only have 20ish types of activities to choose from at the moment. I've already thought of a half dozen other things I'd like to be able to do. Does anyone know of another service that would make this kind of thing accessible for us non-coders, free or otherwise?