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Flash Dead for eLearning

Tony Karrer

I've been warning about this since January 2010 in Still No Flash , and called it out further as the signs became more serious in May 2010 with Beginning of Long Slow Death of Flash. My words then: We are hitting a tipping point where you have to question building anything that uses Flash as the delivery mechanism. And said, The death of Flash is continuing.

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Flashy Lectora Animations Without Using Flash

eLearning Brothers

When you think games or animation, there’s a good chance you think of Flash. The ability to import Flash into Lectora in combination with passing variables between the two allows for very complex scenarios.  The post Flashy Lectora Animations Without Using Flash appeared first on eLearning Brothers. Use “Move To” for Native Lectora Animation Effects.

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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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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 Is Dead! Long Live Flash for E-Learning!

ATD Learning Technologies

The.swf file, the exported Flash object that plays in the Flash player in your browser, has been my friend for a long time. Indeed, I’ve been using Flash for my web e-learning projects since 2009. That was Flash version 3.0. Since then, I’ve programmed and built using Flash 3,4, 5, MX, MX 2004, 8, CS, CS2, CS3, CS4, CS5, CS6, CC, CC 2014 and now CC 2015.

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Adding Interactions as a Flash file to your Slides

Raptivity

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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Why Move eLearning from Flash to HTML5?

Upside Learning

In 2009, Steve Jobs famously declared Flash to be buggy and resource hungry and the whole world moved to HTML5. He did elaborate his thoughts in this article where he said “new open standards created in the mobile era, such as HTML5, will win on mobile devices (and on PCs too)” In that last bit […]. Mobile Learning

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Flash to Animate CC: More than just a Rechristening

Upside Learning

After having been around for 20 years, Flash Professional has now evolved into Animate CC. 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. This recent development at Adobe is more than just a renaming of the tool, as […].

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

Upside Learning

Flash Professional is being rechristened as Animate CC. On Feb 8th Adobe made an important announcement, which many of us in eLearning development domain may have missed. 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

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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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4 Reasons You Should Invest in Flash to HTML5 Conversion

CommLab India

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. Learning Technology flash to html5

Adobe Flash and the Danger of Zero Day Exploits

CDSM

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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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 death of Flash is continuing.

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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.

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) SWF) will play okay regardless of the frame rate.

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MP4 – Making Flash-based E-learning Videos Universal

CommLab India

Over the last few years, his organization developed hundreds of e-learning videos in Flash. So, Sean’s boss asked him to make the Flash-based online learning videos accessible on mobile devices. How can e-learning developers make videos developed in Flash mobile-compatible? Unlike Flash, MP4 is a universal format. What are you planning to do with your Flash videos?

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Flash To HTML5 – Essential Toolkit For Successful Migration

EI Design

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.

Flash to HTML5: Do it like a Pro with Articulate Storyline

CommLab India

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.

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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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. Create the next button.

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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.

Converting Flash-based E-learning Content to HTML5 Why and How

CommLab India

For years, Adobe Flash was the uncrowned king of the e-learning world. It appeared that the reign of Flash would continue forever. Despite all its powerful features, Flash is not compatible with most Smartphones and tablets. With the demand for mobile learning increasing by leaps and bounds , the incompatibility of Flash with mobile devices this is a serious disadvantage.

Social Media Libraries for Flash

Upside Learning

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.) These social media elements can also be integrated in the elearning courses or applications developed using Flash technologies. Picasa – Picasa Flash API is an ActionScript 3.0 libraries.

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.

The why and how of moving eLearning from Flash to HTML5 (eBook)

Upside Learning

Much has been said, spoken and written about ‘Why Move eLearning from Flash to HTML5? Flash’s incompatibility with some mobile devices and HTML5’s easy adaptability for multi-device learning have acted as a catalyst to this shift. But ‘how can Flash-based eLearning be converted to HTML5?’ Mobile Learning Flash To HTML5 Flash to HTML5 Conversion Moving eLearning from Flash to HTML5 Moving from Flash to HTML5’ is a question that remained unanswered. Until now. Our new […].

Making Flash-based Courses Engaging and Mobile-compatible

CommLab India

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. Lectora Inspire 16 to the Rescue.

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? But creating Flash-like fancy buttons with animating rollover effects was a tough task in Articulate Storyline 1. Well, the rapid authoring tool Articulate Storyline is very effective in converting and developing interactive courses. Let’s name it Shape 2.

The Reports of Flash’s Death are Slightly Exaggerated

Web Courseworks

The Reports of Flash’s Death are Slightly Exaggerated: Implications for eLearning Managers Over the last few weeks, Flash has been quite the technology water-cooler topic. Some people are predicting the end of Flash entirely with the looming promises of HTML5. eLearning elearning Flash game based learning HTML5 Jon Aleckson predictions Samantha Amjadali Tony Karr Web CourseworksDon’t forget to take into account where these reports are coming from. Many of the [.].

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Essential Steps To Convert Flash-based E-learning Content To HTML5 [Infographic]

CommLab India

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. Hope you find it useful.

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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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. It is official. What does this mean for e-learning content? But these might be roundabout ways.

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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? If you're not able to actually take a Flash class, you can still learn enough from online resources to educate yourself. Here are some example links you can bookmark that can help you to find out about Flash and what is possible without having to take a full-blown class: Flash Drawing - A readable tutorial that describes basic drawing tools available in Flash. Collected Flash Tutorials - Flash tutorials, covering various topics.

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