The BBC has launched iWonder, a new range of rich media interactive guides which the broadcaster says are designed “to unlock the learning potential” of its content.
iWonder content is designed to work “consistently” on laptops, tablets and smartphones, ensuring guides are fully accessible wherever the reader is.
The range kicks off with eight guides focussing on World War 1 and includes topics curated by popular onscreen talent including Dan Snow, Kate Adie and Neil Oliver.
Snow said: “I’m fascinated by the tales of trench warfare. We hear a lot about how soldiers died, so I wanted my iWonder guide to take an in-depth look at how soldiers survived the trenches. The new format gives me the opportunity to present a view on this subject in an engaging and innovative way.”
Saul Nassé, Controller of BBC Learning, said the iWonder initiative is “about keeping the UK curious.”
He added: “If curiosity is the magic ingredient that makes audiences want to learn, then our iWonder guides are for curious minds.
“Whether a point in a historical drama inspires you to want to understand more about those times or an awe-inspiring moment from a natural history programme causes you to question how such footage can be captured, iWonder interactive guides are visually exciting experiences that invite you to take that next step and find out more.”