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
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
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 to Animate CC: More than just a Rechristening
JUNE 21, 2016
After having been around for 20 years, Flash Professional has now evolved into Animate CC. This recent development at Adobe is more than just a renaming of the tool, as […]. eLearning Adobe Animate CC Adobe Animate CC First Look Animate CC New Features Flash to Animate CCAnimate CC leverages the familiar tools interface and rich output of its predecessor, at the same time allowing for native HTML5 Canvas and WebGL support.
Flash > Animate, a new beginning (?)
FEBRUARY 14, 2016
As has been bouncing around the news, or at least relevant social headlines, the past few months – Adobe’s Flash product has undergone a significant makeover. Too little, … Continue reading Flash > Animate, a new beginning (?) → Development Tools eLearning News Flash HTML5/JSWelcome Adobe Animate CC.
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.
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!
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.
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 +.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This Flash Player (Frash) Runs On iPad
JULY 6, 2010
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)
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!
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.
Why Use ActionScript 3.0 in Flash Based eLearning Development?
MARCH 22, 2010
Adobe Flash Professional is undoubtedly the most popular tool for custom eLearning development. With the help of its inbuilt programming language ActionScript developers can code interactions, communicate with servers, program animations etc. It has many new APIs and better performance which were not available in the previous versions of ActionScript [AS 1.0 & AS 2.0] and is well backed by a great Flash developer community that has contributed in developing many open source frameworks/classes/APIs. can load and play the files developed in AS 1.0
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.
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.
Online multimedia content in e-learning: Flash vs. HTML5
MARCH 31, 2016
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.
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?
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.
Future Of Flash Is Open Source
JULY 28, 2010
Adobe, recently announced moving their open-source development to Sourceforge. Looks like a desire to speed up their open-source development around the Flash platform. We advocate the need of openness at Adobe especially for their Flash runtimes. Adobe has some great development tools like Flash Builder, Flash CS5 which target the runtimes – Flash Player and Adobe AIR.
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!
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?
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.
HTML5 Fans Rejoice – Adobe Ditches Flash Player on Mobile Devices
NOVEMBER 9, 2011
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.
Beginning of Long Slow Death of Flash
MAY 6, 2010
Earlier this year I questioned why there was Still No Flash on the iPhone and iPad. It’s become quite clear that Apple (Steve Jobs) is going to block putting Flash on these platforms. Kevin doesn’t say that they are moving away from Flash – rather that they will support Flash and HTML5 as output. It’s the beginning of the long slow death of Flash.
Flash to HTML5 – Swiffy From Google
JUNE 29, 2011
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.
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.
Tools for Developing Augmented Reality Applications
APRIL 30, 2010
We have been experimenting with development of Augmented Reality [AR] applications for some time now. While developing these applications we considered many alternative tools & technologies to develop such applications for learning. List of development tools and SDKs for developing these applications –. 1. FLARToolKit and FLARManager for Adobe Flash. 3.
Raptivity Presenting on M-Learning at eLearning Africa 2012 in Benin
MAY 21, 2012
Manager – Business Development of Harbinger Knowledge Products will be presenting on the topic “Interactivity Paradigm shifts to Mobile Learning” [.]. Raptivity, the award-winning software for creating rapid e-Learning interactivities is speaking at eLearning Africa conference in Benin. Vinod Ganjoo, Sr.
Web-Based Authoring Tools for Scalable eLearning Development: The Time Has Come
MAY 12, 2015
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.
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.
Best Practices to Migrate Legacy Flash Courses to HTML5 the Right Way
APRIL 22, 2016
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.