Flash for Instructional Game Development
DECEMBER 1, 2011
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
Flash Is Now HTML: A Big Thing For eLearning Development?
MARCH 15, 2016
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
FEBRUARY 23, 2012
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?
Flash For Mobile Is Dead
NOVEMBER 10, 2011
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.
Webinar: How to Export Flash as HTML5
MARCH 13, 2014
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!
4 Reasons You Should Invest in Flash to HTML5 Conversion
OCTOBER 13, 2016
Have you invested heavily in Flash-based e-learning? The primary reason you should convert your Flash-based courses into the HTML5 format is that these courses cannot be accessed on most mobile devices. You cannot provide offline access to e-learning content, if it is developed in Flash. But sadly, Flash cannot handle mobile apps. Let us see how this helps.
Adobe Flash and the Danger of Zero Day Exploits
AUGUST 12, 2015
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.
Flash Controversy Continues - Is It a Good Choice for Development?
FEBRUARY 16, 2011
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.
Mobile Learning and the Continuing Death of Flash
FEBRUARY 2, 2011
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.
Adobe Captivate 5.5: Flash Player Version Aversion
I Came, I Saw, I Learned
OCTOBER 4, 2011
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.
Flash in eLearning - Seven Traps to Avoid
Vikas Joshi on Interactive Learning
JULY 15, 2011
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)
Flash To HTML5 – Essential Toolkit For Successful Migration
AUGUST 16, 2016
Adoption of mLearning or mobile learning triggers the need to plan for migration of your legacy Flash courses to HTML5 so that they can run seamlessly on tablets and smartphones. In this article, I am sharing a toolkit you can use to successfully migrate from Flash to HTML5. Essential Toolkit For Successful Migration From Flash To HTML5. How you should begin the migration plan.
How to Make a Printable Results Page in Adobe Flash
FEBRUARY 26, 2016
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 +.
Flash to HTML5: Do it like a Pro with Articulate Storyline
SEPTEMBER 6, 2016
Google’s decision to block Flash in its browser has made it necessary for organizations to convert their existing Flash-based e-learning courses to HTML5. In this blog, we will look at how Articulate Storyline, with its various built-in components and features, can be used to convert your existing Flash-based e-learning courses to HTML5. The good news is, No! Templates.
Converting Flash-based E-learning Content to HTML5 Why and How
DECEMBER 5, 2016
For years, Adobe Flash was the uncrowned king of the e-learning world. This highly flexible software could be used to develop wonderful animations, interactivities of a very high quality including drag and drop, simulations, role plays and so on -it facilitated harnessing the creative powers of online course developers. Step 8: Develop the course and publish it.
Flash to HTML5 The Great Migration
MAY 13, 2015
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.
Ring in the New: Flash E-learning to HTML5
AUGUST 2, 2016
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.
Social Media Libraries for Flash
FEBRUARY 2, 2010
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.
Why the iPad and iPhone not supporting Adobe Flash is a Great thing for mLearning
MAY 29, 2012
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.
Making Flash-based Courses Engaging and Mobile-compatible
SEPTEMBER 26, 2016
Have you developed hundreds of online courses using Adobe Flash? Many firms have developed a large number of e-learning courses in Adobe Flash in the days before the mobile revolution. You can convert legacy Flash-based online learning content into the HTML5 format to make them mobile-compatible. conversion of Flash-based courses. Well, you are not alone.
This Flash Player (Frash) Runs On iPad
JULY 6, 2010
All You Need to Know About Converting Flash-based E-learning to HTML5
JUNE 28, 2016
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.
Essential Steps To Convert Flash-based E-learning Content To HTML5 [Infographic]
JANUARY 14, 2017
For many years, Adobe Flash was used predominantly to develop graphics, games, and animations. Flash enabled the use of various interactivities that made learning enriching. It appeared that the reign of Flash would continue forever. Despite powerful features, Flash-based courses do not run on iPads, Android tabs, and other latest mobile devices.
Create Rich Flash-like Buttons in Articulate Storyline 2
JULY 5, 2016
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.
Free eLearning Development Calculator… Quickly Determine Your LOE
I Came, I Saw, I Learned
DECEMBER 23, 2013
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!
What to Do in a World Without Flash? by Stephen Haskin
Learning Solutions Magazine
MARCH 20, 2016
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!
The Future of e-Learning Content after Adobe Kills Flash on Mobile Devices
Vikas Joshi on Interactive Learning
NOVEMBER 9, 2011
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?
Life After Flash by Stephen Haskin
Learning Solutions Magazine
DECEMBER 15, 2015
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.
Why Instructional Designers Should Be Familiar with Flash
JANUARY 18, 2011
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.
Should I Convert or Update My Flash Course?
DECEMBER 8, 2015
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?
5 Storyboard Template Tricks that Will Improve Your Course Development
SEPTEMBER 21, 2016
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.
How Apple Killed Flash for eLearning (and What to do with All That Non-Compatible Courseware)
JULY 13, 2015
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.
3 Rapid E-learning Development Tools
SEPTEMBER 20, 2016
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.
eLearning Development Is An Iterative Process
MARCH 24, 2010
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.