Interactive learning materials are learning resources designed that may comprise any combination of text, images, audio, video – including screencasts, animations, self-test questions and other activities. The use of these materials imply that learners is not passively skimming through and skipping content. Instead, they have to solve problems, take decisions, pose questions, search for information, test assumptions and take risks.
Teachers can use interactive learning materials in class to forgo the traditional one-way communication in favour of getting learners engaged with the course material. It can also be used for nurturing learning in asynchronous environment. In the mid-term, these resources are time-saving for teachers and very valuable to scaffold learning.