Usability and Networks

Clark Quinn

And in a comment, I mentioned that the recent launch of the new Firefox browser was prompting me to switch. I had used Safari over Chrome because I trust Apple a wee bit more, and Firefox was a bit slow. All this changed with the release of Firefox’s new Quantum browser. Now, I want to have an integrated experience across my devices, so I downloaded the Firefox versions for my iDevices as well. The internet is the basis for elearning!

Diverse thinking is key to surviving the future skills crisis

Learning Pool

The team had data on the web browsers – such as Safari or Firefox – that had been used by the applicants to fill out the assessment forms. Those who had filled out their assessments on Firefox or Chrome stayed in their jobs 15% longer than those who used Safari or Internet Explorer.

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Course of the Week: Protect Your Data From Latest Security Issues

OpenSesame

Computer Emergency Readiness Team and its UK counterpart are advising Internet Explorer users to consider an alternative browser until a major flaw is repaired. Firefox. While Microsoft addresses the security flaw in its Internet Explorer browser, consider using Firefox as an alternative. Firefox is a free web browser with an intuitive interface that also blocks viruses, spyware, and popup ads.

Maintaining Keyboard Focus – Accessibility Tip

Adobe Captivate

When it comes to accessibility, people usually first think of closed captions and alternative text. I had this problem not long ago with Internet Explorer and there being a very faint keyboard focus field when testing a published Captivate course. Firefox and Chrome also, in my opinion, have faint focus indicators. But a major issue often overlooked is the importance of keyboard focus.

Creating Accessible eLearning with Articulate Storyline 360

B Online Learning

Storyline 360 supports these screen readers with HTML5 and Flash courses: HTML5 : JAWS 16 or later with Internet Explorer 10 or later, Google Chrome (latest version), Firefox (latest version). Flash : JAWS 16 or later with Internet Explorer 11 or later. You can also add alternate text to screen objects that need it by clicking in the Alternate Text box next to each object.

Flash: an End of an Era – What You Need To Know

Aptara

However, HTML5 is supported and has matured at a fast pace, providing an alternative platform to deliver rich multimedia content over the web. There will no longer be updates and support for Flash Player on many browsers including Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, and Firefox. The end of support from Adobe by 2020 will require conversion of Flash-based eLearning courses into an alternative technology, such as HTML5, to be future-ready.

How to Convert Flash-Based Websites to HTML5 Right Now!

Hurix Digital

Further, some of the most popular internet browsers such as Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox have blocked Adobe Flash technology for speed and security reasons.

The Online Learning Jargon Buster

Learning Pool

An alternative to custom content is library content. . You will often hear people talk about bandwidth when discussing their internet connection speed. It can be easy to get lost in the jargon and acronyms that can dominate the chat of our industry.

The Training Manager’s Guide to Accessible Elearning

The Learning Dispatch

Most often, it’s delivered over the internet. And there are ongoing discussions about whether ADA applies to the internet presence of commercial businesses. For example, WCAG requires that non-text content (such as images) have a text alternative (often referred to as “alt text.”). If the learning objectives require a test item that would not be accessible (a drag-and-drop activity, for example), is there a plan to provide an accessible alternative?

Multimedia experiences growing stronger in HTML5

Aptara

This attachment to multimedia means businesses were waiting for a viable alternative way to send out their multimedia communications - and it appears they have received one in the form of HTML5. The current hold-outs are Opera and Internet Explorer 8 but fortunately, these are receding options with small shares of the market. Firefox joins the crowd. Multimedia experiences growing stronger in HTML5.

8 reasons for using HTML5 for authoring eLearning course

Adobe Captivate

Mobile devices have penetrated all level of human society because of competitive pricing and dropping internet costs. Alternatively, HTML5 underpinned courses are responsive, intuitively adapt to varying screen dimensions, and can be optimized using meta tags meant for handheld devices. These can be accessed anywhere and may even be downloaded for remote viewing without requiring an active internet connection, provided the app supports storage of data in offline mode.

Offline Publishing and Viewing Options with Articulate Storyline®

SweetRush

For example, one of our clients is deploying a healthcare-related series of courses in Africa, where at least a portion of the target audience may not have access to a reliable Internet connection. Offline viewing means the ability to open and run a course without being concurrently connected to Internet. A LMS is typically a remotely-hosted system that requires an Internet connection to launch and track the content.

eLearning Observations, Codeyear and Web Tools

Moodle Journal

Well I must say I did not imagine commenting in my blog that upon discovering my class had abandoned a programming exercise I had set, and were all fully immersed with some page on the Internet, that I would be happy, but I was. Si I recommend giving this one a try, though at the present time you will require either Firefox or Google Chrome browsers to run the service.

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30 Best Social Media Automation Tools & Practices You Need to Try Out

learnWorlds

It also comes with a browser extension that is available on Chrome, Firefox, and Safari. Postoplan presents a great alternative choice as it is packed with many features that aim to make your work easier.

Open source in corporate learning – The need to take it seriously.

Learning Cafe

Anyone using a computer connected to the internet is likely to be using open source software either directly or indirectly. There is a whole range of open source applications that you can use including browsers e.g. Firefox (link) and alternates to Microsoft Office such as OpenOffice. However even more widespread is the use of open source technology in software foundation of the internet. The world of learning has been buffeted by the GFC and its after effects.

Microsoft Viva – The Answers you are Seeking

eLearning 24-7

I remember when Internet Explorer appeared for the first time on the net. I never cared for IE, and would use alternative browsers when ever possible, Maxathon (still around), Opera (still around), Avant to mention a few. IE though retained its dominance of usage, even with Firefox.

Flash is Dead: Long Live HTML5 for eLearning

LearnUpon

Modern browsers like Safari, Chrome, Firefox, and eventually Internet Explorer all became equipped to provide the powerful features associated with Flash, such as animation, scripting and video playback. Browsers have a bit of work to do on playback over poor internet connections (and I’d also criticise the feature-incomplete players embedded in the browsers). It’s certainly helpful that SCORM and Tin Can modules can be rendered using HTML5 as an alternative.

Using Pattern Libraries for Accessible Elearning: Insights from CSUN 2018

The Learning Dispatch

For example, a requirement might state that an image needs to have a text alternative. But what counts as a good text alternative? Using a validator and an automated checker point to the same thing: automated testing tools may not catch everything, but they’re good at catching what they can—they may not be able to tell you whether you have good alternative text, but they’ll tell you if alternative text exists. Making elearning accessible is the right thing to do.

Principles and Tools from “Modern Accessibility Techniques,” Hiram Kuykendall’s AAUG Presentation

The Learning Dispatch

Additionally, the Web Accessibility Initiative Accessible Rich Internet Applications (WAI-ARIA) outlines a set of practices that make your content more accessible to screen readers. Chief among them is using short alternative descriptions, or “alt text,” for graphic elements. Juicy Studio Accessibility Tool Bar for Firefox — Gives developers tools to review the accessible content on their sites. Jaws Screen Reader — An alternative to the NVDA screen reader.

July Informal Learning Hotlist

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Free Alternatives to Photoshop With All the Bells, Whistles, Filters, & Layers - ReadWriteWeb , July 21, 2009. So many thoughts, so little time - Internet Time , July 6, 2009. Keep Firefox Open When Closing the Last Tab [Firefox Tip] , July 2, 2009. How to Troubleshoot a Flaky Internet Connection [Home Network] , July 22, 2009. Informal Learning Flow Hot List. July 1, 2009 to July 30, 2009. Top Posts.

85+ Top Tools & Resources for Course Creators

learnWorlds

It is essentially a web-based free photoshop alternative. Compressing files allows for smaller-sized videos and is better for web-based courses and students without access to high-speed internet. Alternatively, if you are going big and have a budget to spend you could go for the more professional option of Linco Lincostore Photography Photo Table Top Studio Lighting Kit. Keynote is the alternative option of PowerPoint for Apple users.

Top 74 eLearning Posts from September 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

JSB on the roots of informal learning - Internet Time , September 5, 2010 Informal Learning begins with these words: “THIS IS A BOOK about knowledge workers, twenty-first-century business, and informal learning. ZaidLearn , September 19, 2010 Click here to watch the animation video (It looks good in IE and Chrome, but Firefox messes it up for now!) Best of eLearning Learning in September 2010. As always, great stuff found in the eLearning world in September.

Unicorn LMS 7 Release Notes

Unicorn Training

Alternatively you can apply to an individual organisation in the Organisation and Users area. The 'Drag and Drop' feature is available for modern browsers including Chrome, Safari, Firefox and Internet Explorer 10 (+ upwards). Unicorn LMS 7 is the next major release of our LMS platform containing many great new features. Unicorn LMS 7 provides self-service features such as adding your own branding to your LMS, eCreator courses and pathway designs.