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HTML 5 and eLearning Development

Upside Learning

It makes HTML more powerful by adding new elements like video and audio. Video & Audio – You can play video or audio in HTML 5 WITHOUT any plug-in required (like Flash or Silverlight], simply by using the new audio and video markup tags. The working draft of HTML 5 indicates a need to find suitable open source code which works on all browsers without licensing or patent fee.

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HTML 5 and eLearning Development

Upside Learning

It makes HTML more powerful by adding new elements like video and audio. Video & Audio – You can play video or audio in HTML 5 WITHOUT any plug-in required (like Flash or Silverlight], simply by using the new audio and video markup tags. The working draft of HTML 5 indicates a need to find suitable open source code which works on all browsers without licensing or patent fee.

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Smokescreen – The Future Of Flash Player?

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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. Primarily, it reads the binary SWF file and renders its animation and audio content to standard web compliant format. The Smokescreen project demos are available at this the smokescreen’s website , these demos will work on the HTML5 compatible browsers Firefox 3.6,

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) ”. Cross Platform / Browser Compatibility – Every browser has its own rendering mechanism so an application developed for iPad Safari is not guaranteed to work well in other browsers like IE, Firefox or Chrome.

Updates On HTML5 From Google I/O

Upside Learning

On day 1 of the I/O Google has made many announcements like release of open source, royalty-free video format WebM, Chrome Web store, opened up Google Wave, released open source Font API and directory etc. Release of open source, royalty-free video format WebM – couple of months back Google had acquired On2 (a company developing video encoding and compression techniques) after which there had been rumors that Google would open source the On2 VP8 video codecs.

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Extend eFront with modules for fun and profit

eFront

In our recent introduction to eFront’s architecture, we emphasized it’s open source nature and extensibility. Having made it, you can either keep just for your eFront installation, if it’s something that doesn’t make sense sharing or that’s proprietary to your e-learning service, or you can share it with the eFront community, so everyone can install it, and even improve it, in a true Open Source spirit.

HTML5 – Let the Games Begin!

eLearning 24-7

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. Open Source not Proprietary like Flash. All the big browsers are supporting it i.e. Safari, Chrome, Microsoft IE9, Opera and soon FireFox (at time of writing, not yet). Codecs exist for audio and video. Firefox 4.0

Why Use ActionScript 3.0 in Flash Based eLearning Development?

Upside Learning

and is well backed by a great Flash developer community that has contributed in developing many open source frameworks/classes/APIs. New APIs and Frameworks – Adobe has developed many new capabilities in Flash Player, AS 3.0 has improved sound APIs which can now tell the sound level of the audio playing in Flash Player. Text layout framework – it’s a framework built on new text engine in Flash player 10 which can be used with AS 3.0.

85+ Top Tools & Resources for Course Creators

learnWorlds

H5P is a free, open-source, elearning authoring tool for smaller cloud-hosted activities. Price: Free, Open-Source. LearnWorlds’ Interactive Video Player. LearnWorlds is the only course-platform that comes with a built-in interactive video player. The player adds a layer of interactivity on top of the videos with an easy-to-use editor. Questions come in varying form, open or close type and different variations.

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

eLearning 24-7

For consumers in general, smartphones are number one in the market, then PGPs (Portable Game Players) and so on. Some enable audio, video, plus more.epub is the standard format used by nearly everyone including Apple, but not Amazon who is still in proprietary mode. Portable Game Players. When everyone was using Internet Explorer, one vendor said, hmm what about “Firefox&# – and it worked. No need to have multiple windows open.

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

eLearning 24-7

For consumers in general, smartphones are number one in the market, then PGPs (Portable Game Players) and so on. Some enable audio, video, plus more.epub is the standard format used by nearly everyone including Apple, but not Amazon who is still in proprietary mode. Portable Game Players. When everyone was using Internet Explorer, one vendor said, hmm what about “Firefox&# – and it worked. No need to have multiple windows open.