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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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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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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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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.  But what if you want to access your course work on mobile devices? The post Flashy Lectora Animations Without Using Flash appeared first on eLearning Brothers.

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Watch Out For These Trends in Mobile Learning: 2015 And Beyond

Origin Learning

Global mobile data traffic grew 69 percent in 2014 and was nearly 30 times the size of the entire global Internet in 2000. Mobile video traffic exceeded 50 percent of total mobile data traffic for the first time in 2012. Mobile network (cellular) connection speeds grew 20 percent in 2014. 4G traffic will be more than half of the total mobile traffic by 2017.

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12 Mobile Learning Trends On The Rise


In the elearning industry there is sometimes confusion as to the difference between elearning and “mobile learning” In many respects elearning is mobile – so why make a distinction? The mobile learning boom started to come about when people began to rely upon mobile technology on a more regular basis. mlearning mobile learning

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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.

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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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 […].

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. Adobe also says that mobile content can be packaged using Adobe Integrated Runtime (AIR) and delivered through app stores in the form of native apps. It is official.

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6 Steps To A Better Mobile Learning Strategy

Upside Learning

Mobile learning is a relatively new domain and is rapidly evolving as well, which makes its implementation a not so easy task. When implementing mobile learning in workplace, following 6 steps will help create an effective mlearning strategy. 1. In fact, some early mobile learning initiatives have been taken up more for novelty value than for identified real needs.

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.

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. seconds.

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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Mobile Learning: A Quick SWOT Analysis

Upside Learning

For over two years now, we have not only just been hearing about mobile learning but also actively understanding and working on it. From trying to explain five myths of mobile learning to assisting customer  new to mobile learning, getting started with mobile learning has been an exciting journey through which we have seen mobile learning seeing increasing adoption.

Mobile Mania – The Latest on M-Learning

eLearning 24-7

Mobile the final frontier.  These are the voyages of mobile learning.  To seek out new devices. To, ah forget it you now the rest, but what you may not know is the latest on the mobile learning front. already saw that mobile planet. Responsive – Talk to any LMS vendor (okay, a large swath of them) and they will tell you they have responsive for mobile. .

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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. For LMS vendors, adding “HTML5 feature sets makes sense – especially if they are adding mobile learning components in their system.  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. Right now.

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. One build, multiple devices. Embraced by favorite authoring tools.

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Learning Designers have 3 Choices Regarding Mobile Learning [#mLearning]

mLearning Revolution

Last week Cisco published a research paper entitled “ Cisco Visual Networking Index: Global Mobile Data Traffic Forecast Update, 2012–2017 ,” which included some staggering figures, as to the speed with which we are adopting internet-connected mobile devices around the world. mobile devices per capita. Mobilize Learning by Optimizing it for Touch. Conclusion.

Talking Mobile Learning, Gadgets, Tablets, Flash and More [Video Interview]

mLearning Revolution

Interview , Mobile , eLearning , Adobe. You can read more about our Interview on the RKCS Learning Solutions Blog. have also embedded the interview video below: An Interview with RJ Jacquez from RKCS Learning Solutions on Vimeo. Send to Kindle. eLearning Interviews featured

Mobile gives the edge

Learning with e's

Smart mobile phones continue to disrupt our society. For everyone of us who own them, mobile phones are changing our lives, influencing our decisions about how we interact with each other, how we access and consume information, how we work, entertain ourselves and purchase our goods. Just why is such a small object such as the smart mobile phone so disruptive? Curtis, M.

The 4 S’s of mobile design

E-Learning Provocateur

Given that smartphone sales are estimated to exceed PC sales by the end of this year, and mobile Internet users are expected to exceed desktop Internet users soon after, I have finally concluded that the time is ripe for mobile learning. call them the 4 S’s of mobile design. 1. believe the primary benefit of m-learning is the very fact that it is mobile. Simple.

Take A Leap Of Faith With Mobile Learning

Upside Learning

Mobile Learning has been on the horizon for a long time but has met with scepticism and technical constraints in its early days. Now, even though bandwidths have improved and devices have become more capable, mobile learning is still struggling to take off. So what ails mobile learning? Understanding Mobile. The term ‘mobile learning’ is its own biggest enemy.

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. Will I Choose Flash?

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Making Mobile Learning Work – LearnX 2013 Panel Discussion Summary


I will be stating the obvious when I say that there is huge amount of interest in mobile learning across the globe. Technological shifts like movement away from Flash to HTML, and rapid adoption of tablet devices are shaking up how learning content is designed, and how learners access them. Majority agreed that just porting of content to mobile devices is not m-learning.

These Stats Bode well for Mobile Learning

mLearning Revolution

 . All signs continue to point to a near future where mobile devices will surpass desktop PCs for how we connect to the Internet, shop, and most other things, including learning. believe we are getting very close to a ‘mobile-first’ approach to developing content and I can’t wait to see we can come up as a community when it comes to mobile learning design.

How Suitable Is HTML5 For Mobile Learning?

Upside Learning

HTML5 is adoption for mobile learning is picking up; perhaps the iPad is one driver of change , rapid improvements in regular and mobile browsers rendering HTML5 another. Recently, If you look at it, unless you are developing sophisticated games, simulation, or mobile applications, elearning pretty much consists of rendering pages and interaction. Upside Learning

Making Mobile Learning Work [INFOGRAPHIC]


It is exciting to see the growth of mobile learning, and its importance, over recent years. The new and accessible mobile technology is one reason why we see mlearning on a large scale. In fact, mobile phones count for a surprising 1 out of 8 internet page views in the United States alone. Flash and HTML5). This number is only set to grow in the next year or so.

Mobile Learning and Interactivity

Vikas Joshi on Interactive Learning

Does mobile learning need interactivity? Mobile content is short-duration, small-screen. Give us examples of interactivity on mobile devices. JP: Course designers must understand the differences in the various mobile devices, operating systems and browsers. So then comes the debate of whether Native or Web apps and Flash or HTML5. So, is there a ‘right way’ to design interactive content for mobile devices? The best method is to come up with a checklist of requisites for your mobile learning interactivity. Why bother making it interactive?

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

Learning Wire

Today, mLearning or mobile learning is an integral part of learning strategy. 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. The challenge.

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. The post Should I Convert or Update My Flash Course?

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.

Making Flash-based Courses Engaging and Mobile-compatible

CommLab India

Have you developed hundreds of online courses using Adobe Flash? Are you worried that these courses would become redundant because of their incompatibility with mobile devices? Many firms have developed a large number of e-learning courses in Adobe Flash in the days before the mobile revolution. conversion of Flash-based courses. Lectora Inspire 16 to the Rescue.