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Flash for Instructional Game Development

Kapp Notes

There are several books that can help you to utilize Adobe’s Flash (which I know has a bad wrap due to Apple, however, it is still great for creating instructional games). The description does a nice job of summing it up “Not necessarily a software book, Flash Animation for Teens takes readers through the basic concepts of animation while using Flash. Games

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Flash Is Now HTML: A Big Thing For eLearning Development?

Upside Learning

On Feb 8th Adobe made an important announcement, which many of us in eLearning development domain may have missed. Flash Professional is being rechristened as Animate CC. You can read about it here and here On the face of it, it looks like the best thing to have happened to eLearning Development ever since Steve […]. eLearning


The Future For Flash

Upside Learning

Earlier today, I received a link to the Flash Plugin roadmap. A lot of elearning content today was designed and developed using Flash and that will continue in the foreseeable future. The roadmap was interesting because it points to some items that could possibly impact how we use Flash for delivering eLearning. So where are we going with Flash?

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Flash For Mobile Is Dead

Upside Learning

To further reinforce that thought, Adobe announced just yesterday that it has ceased development on the Flash mobile browser plug-in. Meaning there will be no updates to those plug-ins and future versions of Android and Blackberry Playbooks may not be able to render Flash content. First, it seems Adobe is continuing development on the Flash plug-in and AIR runtime.

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Adding Interactions as a Flash file to your Slides


Education Software eLearning tools Flash PowerPoint rapid learning raptivity Developer embed movie Flash file interaction powerpoint options PPT. presentations Shockwave flash object slideshowYou can add an engaging interaction on any slide of the PowerPoint. There are no gimmicks to it but certainly simple guidelines to be followed. Read them and get trending with interactive PPT slides. a. Open the PowerPoint presentation in [.].

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Webinar: How to Export Flash as HTML5

eLearning Brothers

You’ll learn important tips how to export Flash as HTML5. The recent drop of the Flash player by Apple has made a significant ripple for media professionals trying to get their legacy Flash content on iOS devices. Adobe realizes this a difficult solution, but working for ways to export Flash content as HTML5. New Supported Features. Unsupported Features. And More!

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Adobe Flash and the Danger of Zero Day Exploits


Our Head of Technology, Nik Goile, gives us some background on last month’s Adobe Flash exploits , and explains how CDSM was prepared to deal with them… You probably heard about the Adobe Flash Player vulnerabilities that came to light in July. Internet giant Facebook even called for Flash to be killed off completely. The Danger of ‘Zero Day’ Exploits. What Happened Next.

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Flash Controversy Continues - Is It a Good Choice for Development?

Tony Karrer

Garin Hess wrote a post 5 Reasons Flash is NOT dying.give me a break! and it seems like my recent post Mobile Learning and the Continuing Death of Flash got him a little fired up. I am fed up with people saying Flash is dying. Garin has some good arguments on why he likes Flash as a delivery mechanism. And just like a few years ago when it became clear that you shouldn’t build desktop applications anymore, I think we are hitting a tipping point where you have to question building anything that uses Flash as the delivery mechanism. What's to Like about Flash 1.

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Social Media Libraries for Flash

Upside Learning

Various elearning development companies are integrating the popular social media services like Twitter, YouTube etc. couple of months back, the Adobe Captivate blog demonstrated a twitter widget that can be integrated within a Captivate Flash output to send a tweet (as questions/suggestions/comments etc.) Developed by Adobe and Facebook, this API is fully supported by both.

Create Rich Flash-like Buttons in Articulate Storyline 2

CommLab India

Are you planning to convert your Flash-based legacy courses to HTML5 to make them compatible with multiple browsers and mobiles? Well, the rapid authoring tool Articulate Storyline is very effective in converting and developing interactive courses. But creating Flash-like fancy buttons with animating rollover effects was a tough task in Articulate Storyline 1. seconds.

Adobe Captivate 5.5: Flash Player Version Aversion

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

One of the big decisions you will need to make during the Publish process ( File > Publish ) is which Flash Player to choose from the Flash Player Version drop-down menu. sports three versions of the Flash Player: 9, 10 and 10.2. While the Flash Player 10.3 Which Flash Player should you choose? Flash Player version 10.3 is in use in 40.5% of those same markets.

How to Make a Printable Results Page in Adobe Flash

eLearning Brothers

I am still working in Flash. Flash is not dead! Earlier this month (February 8th) Adobe announced that Flash is getting a name change. Flash is now called Adobe Animate CC to better reflect its animation ability in an HTML5 world. But I still develop some courses in Flash (for various reasons). The principles are the same for Flash. qtext1 +.

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Flash in eLearning - Seven Traps to Avoid

Vikas Joshi on Interactive Learning

Flash is a free cross-browser plug-in that allows interactive content to play on most browsers and computers.The sophisticated Flash development environment allows programmers and designers plenty of room for creativity. No wonder then, a lot of e-learning is built using Flash. If you are considering the on-going use of Flash for developing e-learning, here are seven traps to avoid. 7. The frame rate trap Flash files can support multiple frame rates. By itself, your interactive component shockwave file (.SWF)

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This Flash Player (Frash) Runs On iPad

Upside Learning

About a month back I blogged about Smokescreen which allows advertisers to run simple Flash movies on iPad/iPhone using HTML5/JavaScript.  Today while checking my twitter feed I discovered Frash which runs Flash content on iPad/iPhone in a Safari browser. It’s an effort to take the Android implementation of Flash Player to run on iPad/iPhone.

All You Need to Know About Converting Flash-based E-learning to HTML5

CommLab India

There is quite a buzz around Flash and HTML5 these days. Ever since Google announced it would block Flash in its browsers by the end of this year, the main topic of discussion in the e-learning world has been the conversion of existing flash-based e-learning courses to HTML5. Here are 4 blogs that can help you understand all about converting Flash-based e-learning to HTML5.

Mobile Learning and the Continuing Death of Flash

Tony Karrer

About a year ago, I wrote about the Beginning of Long Slow Death of Flash. pointed to Scribd switching from Flash to HTML, and pointed to their CTO Jared Friedman saying: "We are scrapping three years of Flash development and betting the company on HTML5 because we believe HTML5 is a dramatically better reading experience than Flash. The mobile version is HTML 5.

Ring in the New: Flash E-learning to HTML5

CommLab India

Ever since Google announced it would make HTML5 the default experience in Chrome , and start blocking Flash by the end of this year, many organizations have been wondering why. One of the reasons these organizations sympathize with Flash is because of their Flash-based e-learning courses. Disadvantages of Adobe Flash. Flash components usually take more time to load.

Flash to HTML5 The Great Migration

Training Industry

Hypertext Markup Language (HTML5) and Adobe Flash are effective technologies for creating engaging online content. However, we are beginning to see a migration from Flash to HTML5, especially in the e-learning industry. HTML5 is designed to run on any computer as well as mobile devices such as iPhones, Android devices, iPads, tablets, and smartphones, some of which cannot currently run Flash. Increased load speed HTML5 runs up to 58 percent faster on Linux and Mac OS X systems than Flash. Let’s explore the advantages that an HTML5 build can offer your e-learning.

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Why the iPad and iPhone not supporting Adobe Flash is a Great thing for mLearning

mLearning Revolution

There’s no other Industry in the world that was more affected by Apple refusing to embrace Adobe Flash in their iOS devices like the eLearning Industry. I don’t have the exact numbers but I would venture to say that more than 98% of all eLearning was/is based on Adobe Flash (i.e. the learner needs to have the Flash Player installed) and thus making it an interesting challenge for our Industry to make the transition to mobile learning (mLearning), especially because of the market share that Apple commands with the iPad and the iPhone. Let me explain.

Free eLearning Development Calculator… Quickly Determine Your LOE

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

We've created a calculator (developed entirely within Adobe Captivate 7 and published as a PDF) that will help you estimate the level of effort necessary to create eLearning content. Note: To use the calculator, you will need the free Adobe Reader (version 9 or newer) and the Adobe Flash Player. Click here to download the Adobe Captivate Production Calculator for FREE!

eLearning Development Is An Iterative Process

Upside Learning

He further says ‘Iterations Make Geniuses’ as he leads to the Successive Approximation model of development. It is important for all involved with eLearning development to understand and appreciate that effective eLearning courses need an iterative process to create them. eLearning Development India: Results of Salary Survey 2009. This is true.

What to Do in a World Without Flash? by Stephen Haskin

Learning Solutions Magazine

As development software for eLearning, Flash has been dying since 2010. the question now is, “Why would you continue to make Flash files?” eLearning you have in Flash (that now runs in a lot fewer places, and with known security issues)? Design & Development Tools Development Strategies Learning MediaAdobe has changed the name to Animate CC, but. And more importantly, what do you do about the legacy. Here are some answers. and some alternatives!

5 Storyboard Template Tricks that Will Improve Your Course Development

eLearning Brothers

As eLearning developers, we want to grow and improve in our eLearning development process. Learning to effectively storyboard can be a great help in developing well-thought-out eLearning. It is useful when you are utilizing course developers, project managers, graphic designers and even a review board in your course design. can affect your course development.

Life After Flash by Stephen Haskin

Learning Solutions Magazine

On Monday, November 30, 2015, Adobe announced that Flash Professional CC will be replaced by Adobe Animate CC in early. Design & Development Tools Design Strategies Development Strategies Emerging TopicsIt’s the same program, only the name is changing. This change has sparked confusion and concerns, but here is some. advice about what to do next.

The Future of e-Learning Content after Adobe Kills Flash on Mobile Devices

Vikas Joshi on Interactive Learning

Adobe, in a written statement , announced that it will not support Flash in mobile browsers henceforth. As it is, iPhone and iPad don't play Flash content. It will be a matter of time before new versions of other mobile devices (based on Android and other platforms) stop supporting Flash in browsers. Well, Adobe continues to be committed to supporting Flash on the PC platform. Most e-learning developers may turn towards HTML5, in the hope that their content will play across browsers and platforms It is official. What does this mean for e-learning content?

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Why Instructional Designers Should Be Familiar with Flash

Integrated Learnings

by Donna Bryant Why should we instructional designers become familiar with development programs such as Flash? After all, most development is not done by writers or designers--it is usually done by technical developers. It could enhance your resume if you are able to "talk" development with knowledge and skill. You won't ever take development for granted! If you're not able to actually take a Flash class, you can still learn enough from online resources to educate yourself. Collected Flash Tutorials - Flash tutorials, covering various topics.

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3 Rapid E-learning Development Tools

CommLab India

For years, Adobe Flash was the uncrowned king of e-learning development software. However, with the advent of the mobile age, companies need to develop courses compatible with Smartphones and tablet PCs. Flash fails to meet this requirement as it is incompatible with most of these mobile devices and modern browsers. It also lets you develop exciting Flash animations.

Should I Convert or Update My Flash Course?


The verdict is in, and it looks like HTML5 has officially dethroned Flash as development language of choice. Unfortunately, if you developed your eLearning in Flash, that can leave much of your current courseware and eLearning modules out of date and incompatible with many of your learners’ devices. Who Developed the Original Content?

Best Practices to Migrate Legacy Flash Courses to HTML5 the Right Way

Learning Wire

Besides new online training development, you certainly need to evaluate to migrate some or all of you legacy Flash courses to a format that is compatible with Tablets and Smartphones. In Over the years, all of us would have created courses that predominantly used Flash for development. Today, mLearning or mobile learning is an integral part of learning strategy. Scoping.

How Apple Killed Flash for eLearning (and What to do with All That Non-Compatible Courseware)


In 2010, Steve Jobs singlehandedly started one of the biggest–OK, maybe the only–software feuds by stating that Apple products wouldn’t support Flash, citing reasons like a high fail rate, lag time, and the overall unnecessary nature of the platform. It was Jobs’ opinion that Apple users wouldn’t miss out on any multimedia just because their devices didn’t support Flash.

Web-Based Authoring Tools for Scalable eLearning Development: The Time Has Come

Web Courseworks

As more organizations and associations embrace rapid eLearning development to keep pace with new products and services, evolving business needs, and industry and government regulations, the need for distributed authoring solutions that enable collaborative, team-based development continues to grow. Publishes for any browser or platform. ·          Authoring requires Flash and Java.

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Online multimedia content in e-learning: Flash vs. HTML5


The last few years had witnessed a strong debate over the two technologies that make possible the embedding of multimedia content files in a web page: Flash and HTML5. Apples, aka Flash. Flash is a mature technology that runs well on all browsers, including older versions of Internet Explorer, which some businesses still use. Flash is the best — at least for now — on interactivity and video content production. In 2010, Steve Jobs brought the most important arguments against Flash while explaining Apple's decision to stop supporting it. The good. The bad.

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Flash to HTML5 – Swiffy From Google

Upside Learning

This has come just in time for mLearning implementers; there is a new tool out in Google Labs called Swiffy that let’s one convert flash animation (swf files) to a device independent HTML5. Simply put, this will allow existing libraries of flash animation content to be ported to devices that run iOS – iPhones, iPads, and iPods. This also helps us poor elearning developers circumvent the continuous war between Adobe and Apple over flash technology, and allow delivery across devices/platforms. Incidentally, Adobe had worked on just such a tool called Wallaby.

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HTML5 Fans Rejoice – Adobe Ditches Flash Player on Mobile Devices

eLearning 24-7

Especially for us fans of HTML5 who knew in our hearts of hearts that it was a superior product to Flash. 9th, that it is abandoning its work on Flash for mobile devices and instead focusing on mobile development of development of HTML5 for mobile. Listen, I was not always a Flash hater, but when I saw HTML5 over a year ago, I knew this was a better solution for the industry, for all of us. Fast Forward: E-Learning in 2013 - in the post, I state that RCAT vendors must adopt to using HTML5 over Flash. Exciting news, I tell you. Right now. Learning 247.