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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Time to Migrate eLearning Courses from Flash to HTML5

Hurix Digital

In 2017, Adobe made a formal announcement stating that from 2020 the company would no longer support Flash. These Flash files could be viewed on browsers using a Flash player, and on the PC using some third-party applications. Following the announcement by Adobe, major browsers including Google and Microsoft followed suit and announced that they would disable the plug-in in their browsers by early next year, thus, bringing down the curtains on Flash.

How to Convert your Content from Flash to HTML5?

Hurix Digital

In 2017, Adobe had made a formal announcement stating that by 2020, the company would no longer support the flash player plug-in. Google and Microsoft too have announced their intention to disable the plug-in in their browsers by early next year, thus bringing the curtains down for Flash. What exactly is Flash? Flash is a multimedia software by Adobe, which is used to produce animations, desktop applications, and mobile games and applications. What is HTML5?

Using the Pros and Cons of HTML5 to Enhance E-learning

CommLab India

The Learning industry is talking a lot about HTML5 these days. However, HTML5 has cons along with its much talked about pros. As learning experts, we can use even the cons of HTML5 to benefit e-learning. Pros of HTML5 – How They Support E-learning. Supports the latest versions of major browsers. If you are planning for a ‘light’ version of online courses without heavy graphics and videos, HTML5 is the best option. Learning Technology HTML5

Best Content Authoring Tools for Flash to HTML5 Conversion

Hurix Digital

The advent of Hypertext Markup Language 5 (HTML5) is rapidly changing the world’s digital landscape. As HTML5 technology emerges to be the preferred choice for rendering videos online, the world has slowly started bidding goodbye to Adobe Flash. With HTML5 establishing its prowess, we now have a superior and more versatile technology to play videos online without sweating about downloading compatibility issues, or time wastage.

5 Reasons Why You Should Convert Flash to HTML5

Hurix Digital

Steps to Convert SWF to HTML5 . This paradigm shift has made Flash fall short when it comes to the mobile demands of modern businesses. Thus, forcing Adobe to announce its plan to kill Flash by the end of 2020. This news comes after nearly two decades of Flash dominance, where it was a standard for creating multimedia. Presently, the HTML5 vs SWF/ Flash debate has all but disappeared, with the former appearing as the clear winner. Enter HTML5 !

How to Convert Flash courses to HTML5 Efficiently

42 Design Square

Are you looking for effortless conversion of your flash-based elearning to HTML5? Can there be a one-click conversion of Flash courses to HTML5? The answer requires you to classify your Flash-based Elearning on criteria of the elearning development tools used to create it in the first place. Flash SWF Course files created Using Bespoke Adobe Flash FLA: Mostly, these cannot be quickly converted to HTML5 elearning.

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Converting Flash-based E-learning Content to HTML5 Why and How

CommLab India

For years, Adobe Flash was the uncrowned king of the e-learning world. It appeared that the reign of Flash would continue forever. Despite all its powerful features, Flash is not compatible with most Smartphones and tablets. With the demand for mobile learning increasing by leaps and bounds , the incompatibility of Flash with mobile devices this is a serious disadvantage. HTML5 allows learners access to online learning content on the devices of their choice.

5 Reasons Why You Should Convert Flash to HTML5

Hurix Digital

5 Steps to Convert SWF to HTML5 . This paradigm shift has made Flash fall short when it comes to the mobile demands of modern businesses. Thus, forcing Adobe to announce its plan to kill Flash by the end of 2020. This news comes after nearly two decades of Flash dominance, where it was a standard for creating multimedia. Presently, the HTML5 vs Flash debate has all but disappeared, with the former appearing as the clear winner. Why Convert to 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 troubled history of Flash.

What I Would Like to Say About HTML5 and Flash

eLearning Cyclops

There has been plenty of buzz about HTML5 and it being a "Flash killer." I think HTML5 has great potential and will be a welcomed improvement to the web, but it is still in its infancy and does not show any signs of being able to compete with Flash anytime time soon. I think some of the confusion comes from the fact that it currently has the ability of embedding video and audio, which makes it a viable alternative regarding those commonly used features. flash

HTML5 in E-learning – Signaling the End of the Flash Player

CommLab India

For years, the Flash Player reigned supreme in the world of e-learning. It seemed that the Flash Player was destined to rule the technology-enabled learning world. However, all that changed with the statement of one person – Steve Jobs, who declared in 2010 that iOS, Apple’s mobile operating system would not support the Flash Player. This means that many learners could not access online learning on mobile devices, using the Flash Player.

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.

3 Steps to Play Audio in Adobe Edge Animate

eLearning Brothers

One of the most common requests with Adobe Edge Animate I have seen from the very beginning has been the ability to play audio within HTML5 animations. Edge Animate does not natively support audio so it is not a simple import option like it is with Flash. Since audio is almost a necessity for eLearning, “How do I play audio in Adobe Edge Animate files?” So let’s use Edge Commons for our eLearning audio.

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How to Reduce Flash-to-HTML5 Conversion Costs

42 Design Square

How much do you have to spend to convert your flash-based courses converted to HTML5? The answer depends on your existing courseware and what you expect your HTML5 courseware to do. 1) REUSING THE INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN: If you don’t see any improvement or new requirement other than HTML5, your instructional design costs will almost be NIL. Collate all previous versions of storyboards and audio recording scripts.

8 reasons for using HTML5 for authoring eLearning course

Adobe Captivate

Adobe Flash has been a productive tool for authoring these courses. But, it suffered from the drawback that OS platforms of latest handheld devices don’t extend support for Flash. HTML5 has superseded Flash as a viable option for authoring eLearning courses because it is supported by all smartphones and tablets. The advantages of using HTML5 In eLearningcourses are numerous and have been enumerated below for your ready reference.

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. Since then, I’ve programmed and built using Flash 3,4, 5, MX, MX 2004, 8, CS, CS2, CS3, CS4, CS5, CS6, CC, CC 2014 and now CC 2015. No doubt, I love Flash. HTML5 or Flash—Which One Has Wider Appeal?

Top 5 Reasons Why Your Enterprise Content Needs to Be on HTML5

Inkling

Within the last year, we’ve seen the biggest players moving towards HTML5 to provide rich, cross-platform web applications – Amazon, Facebook, Google, Microsoft and YouTube just to name a few. The snowball effect continuous as enterprise companies move away from Flash. HTML5 allows video, audio and other multimedia files to be played using your web browser without needing to install plugins.

A guide to HTML5 elearning authoring tools

Elucidat

You’ve probably heard: Flash is dead! In its wake, HTML5 authoring has become the industry standard for L&D teams looking to produce modern, interactive and multi-device elearning. With the range of HTML5 authoring tools available on the market, how do you decide which one is right for your team? First off, what exactly is HTML5 authoring? HTML5 is today’s standardised language for structuring and presenting content on the web.

Mobile Learning and the Continuing Death of Flash

Tony Karrer

About a year ago, I wrote about the Beginning of Long Slow Death of Flash. I pointed to Scribd switching from Flash to HTML, and pointed to their CTO Jared Friedman saying: "We are scrapping three years of Flash development and betting the company on HTML5 because we believe HTML5 is a dramatically better reading experience than Flash. The mobile version allows you to compose mobile learning courses using the same authoring system.

Top 10 HTML5 eLearning Authoring Tools

DigitalChalk eLearning

As the eLearning industry continues to evolve, the educational system becomes dependent upon HTML5. HTML5 is one of the main tools used by eLearning professionals, mainly because of its versatility and flexibility. There are several HTML5 eLearning authoring tools available for developers. This tool enables you to publish course content directly to flash, but it also supports HTML5 conversion. The post Top 10 HTML5 eLearning Authoring Tools appeared first on.

Want to Give Your Legacy E-learning Courses a Make-Over? Think HTML5

CommLab India

Legacy courses are courses developed in Flash, Swishmax, Shift tool, Dreamweaver, HTML and earlier versions of rapid authoring tools, which were prevalent before the advent of HTML5. The drawback these courses had were, they failed to give HTML5 output, thereby making them incompatible to mobile devices. You can revive them with HTML5. Here are the steps to be followed while converting legacy E-Learning courses into HTML5: Gather the source files .

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.

HTML5 – The Technology that Eases Rapid E-learning Development

CommLab India

HTML5 is a system for annotating, presenting, and structuring content on the World Wide Web. It is the latest and strongest version of the HTML standard. With its inbuilt capability to play audio and video, there is no need for additional plugin elements. Even in the absence of Internet, HTML5 has a very good functionality. As more and more e-learning tools and platforms adopt HTML5 elements, we will see an overall consistency in terms of performance.

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.

E-Learning Screen recording and video solutions – Should b simple, so why isn’t it?

eLearning 24-7

Audio Recording and Editing. The ability to record audio in real time or post time makes a lot of sense and eliminates the need for using Audacity (albeit it is a wonderful and free product). However, just placing the ability to record audio pre or post is not enough. There are more vendors who do not offer the ability to post – i.e. add audio afterwards it is quite amazing. Editing Audio. People want to edit their own audio, but here is the thing.

When are System Simulations Appropriate?

Integrated Learnings

Or, you can use audio using a recorded narration or text-to-speech technology. It is as if the learner is actually clicking in the system, but it includes text and/or audio to tell the learner what to do. This is by far the best way to use a simulation in an eLearning course to teach the user navigation, because it includes click-by-click instructions either by text or audio. do they have Flash capability)? By Dean Hawkinson.

How to Transcribe Text into PowerPoint & E-Learning Courses

Rapid eLearning

I’ve been playing around with ideas to get old Flash course content into a new HTML5 course. There are tens of thousands of old Flash-based e-learning courses where people no longer have the source files. All they have are published versions of the course and need to convert to HTML5. Grabbing the media like images, video, and audio is usually not as challenging. Use PowerPoint to Transcribe Text for HTML5 E-Learning.

Rapid Authoring Tips to Tackle Legacy Flash eLearning Content

BrightCarbon

Welcome to our comprehensive guide to handling legacy Flash eLearning content. This page has all you need to know to on how to rapidly republish or recreate your courses to adapt to the imminent end of Flash at the end of 2020. What is happening to legacy Flash eLearning content?

10 Widely Used Authoring Tools that Support HTML5 and Empower E-learning

CommLab India

The adaptability and flexibility of HTML5 can address learner requirements and industry experts’ needs at the same time. Flash is Fading Away. Two decades ago, e-learning developers used to develop courseware on the primary code base of JavaScript and action script in Adobe Flash. Flash was also supported by the Sharable Content Object Reference Model (SCORM) standards. Flash files (.swf) But Flash is not compatible with mobile devices and latest browsers.

Captioning

CourseArc

According to WebAIM , captions are text versions of the spoken word presented within multimedia. Captions allow the content of web audio and video to be accessible to those who do not have access to audio. Common web accessibility guidelines indicate that captions should be: Synchronized – the text content should appear at approximately the same time that audio would be available.

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8 Things we MUST do in 2013 to seize the potential of mLearning

mLearning Revolution

In 2012 Apple announced the iPhone 5, two new iPads and the new iPad mini; Google unveiled their first tablet, the nexus 7 and later the 10″ version; Amazon gave us three Kindle Fire HD tablets. Resist the temptation to simply convert your eLearning desktop to HTML5. Every new version comes with more interactions, more widgets, more timelines, more triggers, more ways of animating text, and more support for all those animations in PowerPoint.

Mobile Learning Moves the Evolution of Authoring Tools

Association eLearning

To combat “boring” eLearning experiences, programs like Adobe Flash and Director came on the scene with an animated bang (anyone else remember the bird crash vector animation from the early Flash demos?) eLearning created with these tools became engaging again, and though these applications did not require the kind of command-line coding expertise that TenCORE did, Actionscript (for Flash ) and Lingo (for Director ) could not be described as “simple” to use.

Product Review: Articulate Storyline

eLearning 24-7

Audio recorder/editor/capture tool. Numerous steps to view in HTML5. “Upload your content to a web server, you just give your learners a link to the story.htm file” – This is to view the course in HTML5 on your iPad. I wasn’t paying attention and it started to record a blank screen of another audio product I was using. Flash – since my goal was to have the course visible on an iPad, I did not select this feature.

How to Publish SCORM Content in Adobe Captivate

LearnUpon

We’ll publish content as SCORM version 1.2. This is the version that is compatible with LearnUpon LMS. Depending on the version of Captivate you use there may be slight changes to the interface. Three versions are available to eLearning pros: Captivate 8, Captivate 9 and Captivate 2017. It also removes the ability to publish flash content as flash is now dead. Standard: The version your SCORM file will be published in.

Articulate 360 Review: Why Your Business Should Strongly Consider Upgrading

Bottom-Line Performance

Better HTML5 output: One of the best, most unspoken new features is an optimized HTML5 engine. With the better HTML5 engine, republishing courses using a new version of Storyline may improve crash issues on mobile devices lacking in RAM. Flash vs. HTML5: You can publish to Flash, HTML5, or both (and prioritize either over the other). Does your company want to decrease Flash use and focus on future browsers with HTML5?

Converting ELearning To Tablet Learning: Cost-effective Solutions

Upside Learning

Flash animations can be published as videos and imported in the HTML/Lectora framework. This method allows the previously developed Flash animations to be reutilized, leading to sizeable cost-savings. Another option could be to use the Flash CS6 Toolkit for CreateJS , which allows output to be created in Flash and published for HTML. Captivate Version 6 offers the option to publish output in HTML, thus providing good support for Tablet devices.

Publishing A SCORM Course with Articulate Storyline 3

LearnUpon

as it’s the version of SCORM that LearnUpon supports. The main choice here is between HTML5 and flash. We’ve written in the past about the demise of flash and how that will affect your SCORM courses – in short: You should choose HTML5! Options to choose from: HTML5. FLash. So HTML5 will be used on new browsers and if your learners use a legacy browser it’ll fallback to flash. *A

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