Is HTML5 Ready for eLearning Development?

Upside Learning

Last week, while justifying Apple’s refusal to allow Flash player on iPhone/iPad, Steve Jobs wrote– “ New open standards created in the mobile era, such as HTML5, will win on mobile devices (and PCs too) ”. A few days before the launch of iPad Apple had released a list of ‘iPad ready’ websites having support for HTML5. Yes, HTML5 is a major revision over its predecessor HTML4. More specifically- Is it ready to compete with Flash for eLearning Development?

Updates On HTML5 From Google I/O

Upside Learning

The two announcements which would make the HTML5 development easier and less time consuming are –. In one of my earlier post I have mentioned that HTML5 specifications lack in defining the audio/video format so different browsers support different video [Ogg Theora and H.264] formats making HTML5 development time consuming. Also Adobe has announced that they would be supporting the WebM video format in the next release of Flash Player.

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

Hurix Digital

Over the years, Adobe Flash-ActionScript and HTML-JavaScript-CSS based development have been used as two of the main approaches for websites and other front-end web-based applications. Many devices do not support Flash websites. A Flash-based website affects your search rankings.

Smokescreen – The Future Of Flash Player?

Upside Learning

Smokescreen project is an effort to bring Flash player to the iPhone/iPad without installing the Flash plug-in. It’s an open source project implemented in HTML5 and JavaScript. For now this project is targeted at advertisers to enable them to run Flash ads on the iPhone/iPad. Here is a video demonstration of a Flash ad running on an iPad using Smokescreen –. Related posts: Adobe AIR & Flash Player 10.1– eLearning Development: What’s new in Flash CS4?

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

Matrix

Images, graphics, audio files, videos, interactive presentations, are net superior to just blocks of text — no matter how important the text is. 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 Dead: Long Live HTML5 for eLearning

LearnUpon

Adobe Flash technology has helped support the delivery of online multimedia content for nearly two decades. Three popular eLearning formats are also largely dependent on Flash technology for their delivery medium: SCORM, Tin Can (xAPI), and video. Flash will be allowed to die in 2020 as Adobe ceases to support the standard. Extensive use of Flash makes this development a concern for those of us working in the eLearning industry. The troubled history of Flash.

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

Aptara

Flash: an End of an Era – What You Need To Know. In 1996 Macromedia first introduced the Flash Player, developed to play videos, animations, and audio and to support enhanced interactivity in web browsers. Over the years web browsers matured and so did Flash Player, which became the most widely used plug-in to play multimedia elements on a web page. Flash Player is not supported on mobile devices (iOS and Android). Adobe Ending Support for Flash Player by 2020.

HTML5 – Let the Games Begin!

eLearning 24-7

HTML5 – Game Changer. Without boring you to death on the details of HTML5, what I will say is this will be a game changer in our industry for a number of reasons. Improves video and audio quality – extensively – thus your Social Learning/Social Media experience has just increased infinitely; Vivemo, Blip.tv and YouTube (beta) are already offering videos in HTML5 players. Improved interactivity over Flash. Open Source not Proprietary like Flash.

HTML5 – Let the Games Begin!

eLearning 24-7

HTML5 – Game Changer. Without boring you to death on the details of HTML5, what I will say is this will be a game changer in our industry for a number of reasons. Improves video and audio quality – extensively – thus your Social Learning/Social Media experience has just increased infinitely; Vivemo, Blip.tv and YouTube (beta) are already offering videos in HTML5 players. Improved interactivity over Flash. Open Source not Proprietary like Flash.

Multimedia experiences growing stronger in HTML5

Aptara

Multimedia experiences growing stronger in HTML5. The movement away from using Flash in both internal and external content by businesses has been slowed by one important factor: This language has been seen as the primary distribution method for rich multimedia such as audio and video. 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.

Flash currently optional, soon to be obsolete

Aptara

Flash currently optional, soon to be obsolete. One of the hallmarks of an overall push toward HTML5 has been the decline in the use of Flash to play online media. Individuals won't miss the Flash plugin the way they prize the sound of vinyl records. If the rumblings from top professionals are any indication, the time has come for Flash to recede, replaced by newer and more effective ways to display content.

Things to Consider Before Investing in eLearning Development Tools

Hurix Digital

Which video elements will help you effectively narrate the story – audio/simulations/animations/graphics? Select a tool that outputs online course modules in file formats that can be read across all major Internet browsers such as Chrome, Firefox, Edge etc., Flash (SWF files) created a revolution when it was first introduced in the use of graphics and interactive elements; however, it suffered a setback thanks to current trends in eLearning systems and gradually lost relevance.

Legacy eLearning

CourseArc

For example, Adobe Flash , which was once popular for eLearning content, is now incompatible with most mobile devices, including Android and iOS. Even desktop browsers such as Firefox block Flash content by default and users may struggle to keep Flash up to date. Although there are many programming languages and tools out there, the industry standard markup language, at this time, is HTML5.

The Online Learning Jargon Buster

Learning Pool

Adapt Builder is an authoring tool that allows you to create fully responsive, multi-device, HTML5 e-learning courses that display effectively on tablet devices and smartphones (as well as PCs and laptops). Flash. Micro-learning can be videos, animations, audio files, or e-learning.

Top 10 LMS/LCMS Trends and Forecasts

eLearning 24-7

Another small trend is providing advanced admin capabilities in the form of admins who have CSS, Flash,PHP or other languages. The use of geolocation – available in HTML5. HTML5. What if your LMS/LCMS is using extensively or some component of Flash? How will you handle HTML5? Granted it will take years for web sites to fully integrate into HTML5, but tablet vendors are supporting it, and in some cases using it exclusively.

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How to Publish SCORM Content in Adobe Captivate

LearnUpon

It also removes the ability to publish flash content as flash is now dead. Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome or Safari) we will always use the SWF/HTML5 output. Output Format: Here you can choose to publish your SCORM as Flash (SWF), or HTML5, or both. If you publish to Flash (SWF), your learners can view the course on their desktop computers. If you publish to HTML5, your learners can view the course on iPads and mobile devices.

What’s Hot with Articulate 360? – Part 5: Presenter

CommLab India

Make the best use of audio in your online course – you can record, import, and edit audio, in a hassle-free manner. You can also ensure consistency in audio volume, across slides and interactivities. HTML5 gestures such as swiping, dragging, and pinch-to-zoom are well-supported, and this goes a long way in facilitating effective learning on mobile devices. The language of Flash and HTML5-based courses can be identified by screen readers.

A Step by Step Guide to Convert PowerPoint Presentations to E-learning

CommLab India

Start converting your existing PowerPoint presentations used in classroom training sessions to e-learning courses pepping them with animations, audio, interactivities, and assessments. Formulate Instructional, Visual, and Audio Strategies and Decide the Interaction Level. Most of these presentations are devoid of audio and interactivity. Finalize the audio strategy – how much audio is to be used and what the tone and accent of the narrator should be.

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6 things to keep in mind when publishing eLearning content

Firmwater

Make sure you're selecting an HTML5 output option when you publish. All major browsers have completely phased out the Flash Player plugin by default and are instead opting for mobile-friendly HTML5. In fact, Adobe plans to stop distributing Flash Player by 2020. Using primarily flash-based content will risk your learners having to download additional plugins and make it a less pleasurable learning experience. Is the flash player enabled for flash-based courses?

Basic tools for e-learning students

eFront

Modern LMS platforms take advantage of the latest HTML5 offerings, from CSS3 to WebGL. We suggest that they use one of the so-called “evergreen” browsers (like Chrome and Firefox), the industry name for the browsers that are constantly auto-updated to the newer version as opposed to those whose releases are tied to OS update cycles (like IE and Safari).

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How to Publish SCORM Content in Adobe Captivate

LearnUpon

It also removes the ability to publish flash content as flash is now dead. Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome or Safari) we will always use the SWF/HTML5 output. Output Format: Here you can choose to publish your SCORM as Flash (SWF), or HTML5, or both. If you publish to Flash (SWF), your learners can view the course on their desktop computers. If you publish to HTML5, your learners can view the course on iPads and mobile devices.

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LMS Vendors: U Can Survive – Innovate, Invigorate and Invent

eLearning 24-7

HTML5 will be available on every one of those tablets, plus they will offer Flash (notable exception the iPad). Bigger screen, higher horsepower, gbs, APIs in HTML5 – greater multimedia experience for anyone and geolocation – huge, especially for people who do new hire training or want to create a real world scenario brought within the tablet HTML5 structure.

LMS Vendors: U Can Survive – Innovate, Invigorate and Invent

eLearning 24-7

HTML5 will be available on every one of those tablets, plus they will offer Flash (notable exception the iPad). Bigger screen, higher horsepower, gbs, APIs in HTML5 – greater multimedia experience for anyone and geolocation – huge, especially for people who do new hire training or want to create a real world scenario brought within the tablet HTML5 structure.