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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?

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.

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

Matrix

A lot of technological advances support this pull method, with most LMSs permitting the embed of multimedia content files in the online courses. 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.

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 rise of HTML5?

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

Every month, I will providing an emerging technology that I believe will be a game changer in the e-learning industry. 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 Firefox 4.0

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. Old technology is not like outdated elements in other spaces. Individuals won't miss the Flash plugin the way they prize the sound of vinyl records. When technologies grow old, they simply turn into liabilities, riddled with operability and security problems.

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

CommLab India

Presenter 360 allows you to convert PPT files into good technology-enabled learning materials , thanks to the following features: A simple, user-friendly interface that can be mastered in no time. 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. Learning Technology Articulate 360

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. There are enough vendors who are not going into the widget space, but are enabling the integration possibilities of APIs, which are really offers a powerhouse potential (a future emerging technology topic). The use of geolocation – available in HTML5. HTML5. What if your LMS/LCMS is using extensively or some component of Flash?

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Basic tools for e-learning students

eFront

Modern LMS platforms take advantage of the latest HTML5 offerings, from CSS3 to WebGL. Even if your courses are less cutting edge in their use of web technologies, your students will still need to have a modern browser ? The most popular one, used in numerous LMS systems to provide functionality such as built-in video chat or collaborative whiteboards, is Adobe’s Flash, with (Oracle’s) Java coming in a distant second.

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

eLearning 24-7

If the technology infrastructure does not enable internet connection and the only availability is mobile, then m-learning on a smartphone is workable and clearly acceptable. HTML5 will be available on every one of those tablets, plus they will offer Flash (notable exception the iPad). Offers 3G and the data access is free – no additional charge, unlike a smartphone; plus many offer full Flash capabilities, color screens and the e-ink too – the mainstay.

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

eLearning 24-7

If the technology infrastructure does not enable internet connection and the only availability is mobile, then m-learning on a smartphone is workable and clearly acceptable. HTML5 will be available on every one of those tablets, plus they will offer Flash (notable exception the iPad). Offers 3G and the data access is free – no additional charge, unlike a smartphone; plus many offer full Flash capabilities, color screens and the e-ink too – the mainstay.