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. And said, The death of Flash is continuing.

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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. No doubt, I love Flash.

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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.

Social Media Libraries for Flash

Upside Learning

A 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.) Picasa – Picasa Flash API is an ActionScript 3.0

Open Source eLearning Tools

Tony Karrer

Open Source LMS Other Open Source LMS Solutions - eLearning 24-7 , April 14, 2010 Open Source life, LMSs beyond Moodle - Learning Rocks , December 18, 2008 Open Source LMS - eLearning Technology , December 10, 2009 The Real Cost of a Free (Open Source) LMS! Upside Learning Blog , April 29, 2010 The Corporate Moodle: A Tipping Point? I was just asked about trends in open source for eLearning and particularly open source eLearning tools.

Taxonomy of Learning Theories

E-Learning Provocateur

Some are flash-in-the-pan, others stand the test of time and remain applicable to this very day. Academia is teeming with learning theories. Some of them are old, some of them are new. Some of them are controversial, while others have assumed the aura of conventional wisdom.

Five Software Products for Adding an Avatar to Your eLearning

Kapp Notes

Media Semantics --This software installs on your desktop and lets you build royalty-free Flash and video materials using animated talking characters. Here are 4 software products that allow you to add an avatar to your elearning courses.

11 Free Game Creation Software Programs (At least for 30 Days)

Kapp Notes

Games created in Sploder™ are 100% Flash. If you are thinking of creating an educational game but don't want to invest a lot of money, you can try out these free software programs (or free for 30 days in some cases), some are 2D and some are 3D.

Expectations From eLearning Authoring Tools

Upside Learning

Should be able to import external Flash SWF as well as audio and video in variety of popular formats. Please note, I haven’t considered full-fledged development tools like Adobe Flash, for which some amount of technical proficiency is required.

Tools for Developing Augmented Reality Applications

Upside Learning

FLARToolKit and FLARManager for Adobe Flash. We have been experimenting with development of Augmented Reality [AR] applications for some time now. Earlier this week we released the first Indian Layar app called Pune Layar and had earlier created a simple Car Game using FLARToolkit.

eLearning Development Is An Iterative Process

Upside Learning

in Flash Based eLearning Development? Earlier this month, Tom Kuhlmann talked about 10 things to do before your eLearning course goes live. His post makes great sense but what really caught my attention was the statement he began with. “It’s

Seven Things I Learned This Year

Tony Karrer

And every year I use this as a Big Question – see: Learning 2010. During 2010, I’ve been ramping up my use of twitter as a learning tool. Learning Coach Model Very Powerful In 2010, I had a great experience where Dr. Joel Harband wrote a series of articles for my blog on Text-to-Speech in eLearning. Flash may Die and HTML 5 is Going to be Big 2010 opened my eyes are Flash and HTML 5.

Future Of Flash Is Open Source

Upside Learning

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. Although Adobe has a range of open-source projects they haven’t yet fully “opened” both the Flash runtimes.

eLearning Conferences 2010

Tony Karrer

link] January 2010 January 3-4, 2010 New Presidents Program , sponsored by the Council of Independent Colleges, Marco Island, Florida, USA. link] January 3-6, 2010 International Conference on Distributed Computing and Networking (ICDC), Kolkata, India. link] February 22-23, 2010.

Free e-Learning books

eFront

239 Tips for Producing and Managing Flash-based e-Learning Content - eLearning Guild In February and March, 2008, The eLearning Guild conducted a survey of its members, asking for their favorite tips for producing and managing Flash-based e-Learning.

Rapid Authoring Tools For Creating mLearning

Upside Learning

Maybe eventually Flash based tools will gain significance for mLearning provided Flash gets supported by major smartphones and mobile platforms (save the iPhones and iPads).

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)? Adobe 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! Design & Development Tools Development Strategies Learning Media

2010: mLearning Year in Review

mLearning Trends

How our January 2010 Predictions Played Out! As we reach the first anniversary of this blog’s introduction, we thought we’d take stock and figure out how things are going by revisiting our list of predictions for enterprise mobile learning in 2010. lack of Flash support). A.K.A.

Seven Ways to Use the iPad for Workplace Learning

Upside Learning

Will it ever allow the use of Flash? While there’s been a lot of talk both ways, I’d still like it, lots of content out there is in Flash. The iPad is here. After all the hype, which it didn’t quite live up to, there was a lot of commentary web-wide on whether it’s suitable for elearning, or a specific type of learning. Here at Upside our camp is divided, there are iPad lovers and there are iPad baiters.

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

eLearningMind

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.

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. HTML5: Let the Games Begin – written in May 2010.

Creating 3D Graphics – Isometric Views With Orthographic Projection

Upside Learning

We develop graphics in Adobe Flash using pretty much the same grid. We often create scenario based courses for the engineering industry. Because they are for engineers; we consider the best way to represent graphics and animations is to use 3D isometric views with orthographic projections.

Augmented Reality and M-Learning

eLearning 24-7

E-Readers – information, immediate, enlightment; some e-readers have flash capabilities, audio/video and images. Let me pose this scenario: Every day, you walk down the same street. You walk past the buildings, see the crowds and yawn.

Why Use ActionScript 3.0 in Flash Based eLearning Development?

Upside Learning

Adobe Flash Professional is undoubtedly the most popular tool for custom eLearning development. and is well backed by a great Flash developer community that has contributed in developing many open source frameworks/classes/APIs. Tools like Flash/Flex Builder built over Eclipse platform provide advance debugging features by adding breakpoints, step-in, step-over and other such features. New APIs and Frameworks – Adobe has developed many new capabilities in Flash Player, AS 3.0

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

Matrix

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.

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Are apps the future of e-learning?

Clive on Learning

Here's my assessment: Viewing content : Smart phones and tablets are well suited to delivering text, animation, audio and video content (although there is still the snag of no Flash delivery on iOS). I came fairly late to the multi-touch iOS/Android/W7 Mobile world, having been stuck on a 2-year contract with a Nokia smart phone that was great compared to the phones I'd had before, but which I now realise was hopelessly behind the game.

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Future of Learning Technology – 2015

Upside Learning

Establishment of Flash as the de-facto development platform for custom eLearning creation allowing use of streaming audio/video over the web. The Learning Circuits Big Question this month asks – “ What will the workplace learning technology look like in 2015 ”.

Top 25 Rapid eLearning Blog Posts

Upside Learning

in Flash Based eLearning Development? I have been involved with Rapid eLearning Projects at Upside and also creation of our own Rapid Authoring Framework that sits in our LMS (UpsideLMS). Naturally I do a lot of sifting around Rapid eLearning.

Here Are Ten Rules to Create Engaging Elearning

Rapid eLearning

The best ideas come out of the corner of our eye, the edge of our consciousness, in a flash. Enter the 2010 Articulate Guru Awards. At the recent ASTD conference, I was asked how to create engaging elearning.

Rapid Content Authoring Tools 2010 – Innovators, Winners and Updated Trends

eLearning 24-7

In 2010, the RCAT market continued its upswing and nothing indicates to me it will be changing anytime soon. Innovation abounded and the push to focus on the “PPT to Flash&# angle continued to shine. 2010 E-Learning 24/7 Awards (No official icon logo handed out to winners, rather just a “WHOO-HOO&# – uh, you can make that sound to yourself.thank you). You get the Flash code – YES – you get the code, which you can do whatever you want with it.

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Top 70 eLearning Posts for June and Hot Topics including iPad and Mobile Learning

eLearning Learning Posts

June 2010. Real learning – let’s not confuse it with completing templated exercises - Performance Learning Productivity , June 18, 2010 I read a piece written by Kate Graham of e2train on Thursday and it started me thinking about the ‘real learning versus managed learning’ debate. 20 Facts You Must Know About Working Memory - The eLearning Coach , June 2, 2010 Without adapting learning experiences to the learner’s cognitive architecture, instructional design is hit or miss.

2010 LMS Products of the Year

eLearning 24-7

LMS Products of the Year 2010. Extended Enterprise 2010 System of the Year. The product is Flash based, which is nice, but lack of mobile optimization for the iPad. A lot of great products out there this year, new updates and latest versions; new companies, new services and just some real innovation. These standout to me. I include Learning Portals, LCMSs, as part of the mix. Categories. Big Dog (Saba, SumTotal, Plateau, Cornerstone OnDemand, Learn.com).

PowerPoint 2007: Insert YouTube Videos

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by AJ George I am often asked how to get YouTube videos into a PowerPoint presentation, and, unless you're using the latest version (PowerPoint 2010), it's an understandable question. Scroll down and select Shockwave Flash Object.