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4 HTML5 Authoring Tools You Need to Know About

Origin Learning

You already know that elearning is inevitable if you have to keep pace with the rapidly changing business-scape which is consequentially evolving the way training, learning and development of employees takes place. This logically deduces the need for such authoring tools that can publish content that is compatible to the user experience that such smart devices deliver. For quite sometime, Flash has been the preferred way of doing this.

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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7 Reasons Why You Must Convert Flash Games to HTML5

Hurix Digital

Adobe Flash ruled the internet for a long time. However, owing to glaring security gaps, performance, and stability issues that Flash games presented on mobile devices, a need for change became more pressing. The advent of HTML5 – the open web standard – with versatile native multimedia features offered the alternative needed for a departure from Adobe Flash. What is Flash? Related Read: Time to Migrate eLearning Courses from Flash to HTML5.

Best of the Best: Content Authoring Tools

eLearning 24-7

Feature sets – they have to be more than PPT to Flash or add an audio clip and video clip to the course. Again, not every tool below is SaaS based, but at some point, you have to move to the SaaS world, especially if you are offering or saying you do – some type of mobile learning functionality. I’ve seen some authoring tools that fit most of the criteria above, but whose ease of use is substandard or even really bad.

Elearning Authoring Tools: Comparison of 7 Major Authoring Tools

gomo learning

The eLearning Authoring Tool market is varied, with a potentially confusing range of options. Unfortunately, no one tool will do everything—so it helps to break down which authoring tools best fit which use-cases. In this article, we look at seven of the main players, their key features, strengths, weaknesses, and the users who will benefit most from them. What Are You Looking for in an Authoring Tool? The whole business.

The Latest: Rapid Content Authoring Tool Market

eLearning 24-7

The RCAT (rapid content authoring tool) market continues to be healthy with nothing to slow it down – uh, except maybe one thing (more on that later). Yeah, I know we have just jumped into January, but in a review of the past several months, authoring tools continue to follow a similar path amongst themselves with certain feature sets. I am still surprised on how vendors who are offering assessment only tools are staying in the game. HTML5.

Why Is Online Learning Moving from Flash to HTML5?

Hurix Digital

This blog talks about reasons online learning is updating the content from Flash to HTML5. There are a host of tools, software, programming languages available to developers to choose from, but when it comes to creating interactive online learning solutions, the choice usually narrows down to two alternatives – Adobe Flash and HTML5. How is HTML5 better than Flash? How does HTML5 enhance the eLearning content?

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. Enter HTML5!

Basic Features Your Next Multimedia Authoring Tool Must Have

CommLab India

If you are looking for a multimedia rapid authoring tool for your business, you must choose one that is appropriate for your business requirements. In this respect, you would need a tool with audio capabilities. Insert HTML5 animations. Insert Flash animations. While they have been around for decades, the importance of videos as a learning tool has been gaining immense importance of late. Customize built-in player skin. HTML5).

3 Popular Rapid eLearning Authoring Tools – When to Use What

CommLab India

Do you know which authoring tool is the best option for your training requirement? The use of e-learning authoring tools depends on the training need, complexity of the course, delivery platform – online or on mobiles – timelines, budget, and other factors. With a host of e-learning authoring tools available, choosing the apt authoring tool for your business requirement is not an easy task.

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?

Rapid Content Authoring Tools 2010 – Innovators, Winners and Updated Trends

eLearning 24-7

Innovation abounded and the push to focus on the “PPT to Flash&# angle continued to shine. You can use either your own 3rd party content authoring tool and upload it into the “Cloud&# and then wherever you are, output either to your LMS, or onto Moodle or even WordPress (they have a plug in for that) OR place the course in Facebook or nearly any solution that accepts APIs. Supports HD h.264 codec, which the iPad supports, and a few browsers for HTML5.

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.

Articulate 360 Review: Why Your Business Should Strongly Consider Upgrading

Bottom-Line Performance

They use the best tool available for the job. You will never find the perfect eLearning tool, ever. Every tool will have one feature or two over another forever… in perpetuity. What you can find, is a tool that is usable, useful, teachable, learnable, and that gives you the most back for what you can put into it. Let’s dive into some of the key tools. Responsive Player: Did you get excited when I said “responsive”? The Dial Tool: You like sliders?

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?

5 myths about future-proofing your elearning

Sponge UK

Flash content will become impossible to access in the future. All HTML5 content is equal. Here are three cases where updates are required due to content or technology issues: Technology – Flash-based course with up-to-date content and learning design. There are times when your elearning is still relevant and meet the business objectives, but your learners can’t access it. A well-designed Flash course could fall into this category.

E-Learning Early Indicators

eLearning 24-7

A calling to a large number of vendors (small, medium and big), are all reporting strong numbers in January, with many saying that January 2011, was their best month – numbers and business wise, in the last few years. Continued growth for open source solutions; Moodle is still the king; especially in education, although it is slowly starting to appear in the business and government side. #2 Peer to Peer Sharing of files or business spreadsheets, or product videos, etc.

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7 Tips To Stay Ahead Of eLearning Trends And Adapt To Changes

Infopro Learning

We have to read up on all the latest software, strategies, gadgets, and theories to create the most powerful eLearning content for our modern learners. But that’s easier said than done when you have a busy schedule and limited resources. Specifically, those on the forefront of eLearning technologies or theories, such as experienced Instructional Designers who have the inside scoop about upcoming software or eLearning topics.

7 Tips To Stay Ahead Of eLearning Trends And Adapt To Changes

Infopro Learning

We have to read up on all the latest software, strategies, gadgets, and theories to create the most powerful eLearning content for our modern learners. But that’s easier said than done when you have a busy schedule and limited resources. Specifically, those on the forefront of eLearning technologies or theories, such as experienced Instructional Designers who have the inside scoop about upcoming software or eLearning topics.

Why PowerPoint is Effective for Training New Employees

DigitalChalk eLearning

If you’re in the business world, you’ve most likely heard the term “internal coaching” before. It’s become a real hot topic lately, even a buzzword in business circles. There are greatly differing opinions regarding best practices in Human Resources, but this appears to be a topic upon which HR experts, managers, and even average employees can agree: internal coaching is a positive force for all levels of business, and it’s here to stay. PowerPoint in HTML5 and other perks.

How to Make Workplace Safety Training Modules Future Ready

Kitaboo

And just like we future proof everything else in business, workplace safety training modules too, must be made in a way that is always future ready. Future proofing means creating a software or product in such a way that future technological advances do not render it useless or less effective. As the world is busy devouring content on mobile devices, you can’t be stuck up with old-school techniques such as classroom-based training or desktop-based training.

Something is Going on Down there in the LMS Market

eLearning 24-7

Samsung Galaxy S is expected to be the first real challenger to the iPad, it runs on Android OS, offers Flash 10.1 and HTML5. HP Slate already is in the market, runs on Windows7, but targets the business market. Again, the iPad runs only with HTML5, not Flash 10.1. True, the other tablets and Samsung offer Flash 10.1, but they offer HTML5 too. We know that if the browser supports Flash 10.1, HTML5 Course, Player and iPad.

14 eLearning Templates Too Good to Pass Up

eLearning Brothers

That’s probably because we give you the source files to our templates in all the major authoring tools such as, Articulate Storyline, Adobe Captivate, Lectora, and more! With 534 different downloads, Ian sports a variety of business and casual wardrobes, as well enough poses to overwhelm the most ambitious paparazzo. Available in HTML5, Storyline, Quizmaker, XML, Flash and other formats. Gizmo Player Skins.

So…How Do You Build eLearning For iPads?

Upside Learning

Now that we have thought about what we can do with our existing courseware let’s think about building some new eLearning and what’s all the fuss about HTML5. Not surprisingly, there is a plethora of rapid authoring tools available today that do this. A good starting point is our blog post – 5 Rapid Authoring Tools to Publish Courses For Your iPads – where we talk about some of the authoring tools that can be used to develop HTML5 courses for iPads.

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Something is Going on Down there in the LMS Market

eLearning 24-7

Samsung Galaxy S is expected to be the first real challenger to the iPad, it runs on Android OS, offers Flash 10.1 and HTML5. HP Slate already is in the market, runs on Windows7, but targets the business market. Again, the iPad runs with HTML5, not Flash nor Java. True, the other tablets and Samsung offer Flash 10.1 and Java, but they offer HTML5 too. Same issue occurred with Opera – used Flash and Java. Yet, Avant supported Flash and Java.

Delivering content in multiple formats – A common publishing challenge?

Magic EdTech

As publishers grow the digital side of their business, the expanding number of devices and device formats they must accommodate steadily increases. PDFs converted to Flash : These have a short lifetime as Flash is waning in popularity. HTML5 : This format is mobile-friendly with a standardized format that provides a wide variety of resources and interactivities and cross-platform compatibility.

Part III : Where Are You with Your Blended Learning Strategy?

CraneMorley

Early attempts to make it interactive started with the Video Disc, then CD-ROM and then went back to a linear tool: DVD. Adobe Flash started as an internet player that eliminated browser incompatibilities and provided simple animation. Its scripting capabilities evolved, and with the addition of Flex, companies were able to create highly interactive simulations and integrate KPIs (key performance indicators) to align courses to drive measurable business improvement.

Part III : Where Are You with Your Blended Learning Strategy?

CraneMorley

Early attempts to make it interactive started with the Video Disc, then CD-ROM and then went back to a linear tool: DVD. Adobe Flash started as an internet player that eliminated browser incompatibilities and provided simple animation. Its scripting capabilities evolved, and with the addition of Flex, companies were able to create highly interactive simulations and integrate KPIs (key performance indicators) to align courses to drive measurable business improvement.

Articulate 360: What Does the New Subscription Model Mean for You?

E-learning Uncovered

For many months, Articulate has been previewing some of the features, such as the new responsive player. It’s not just an update to the software, but a complete change to their business model and how you might purchase Storyline moving forward. With Storyline 2, you paid about $1,399 for the software, and you could use it for as long as you wanted. Rise : This is a new cloud-based authoring tool that creates fully responsive courses.

Joe Ganci – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

Joe is also a frequent teacher and presenter at industry conferences and at client sites, especially on the subject of eLearning development tools. His tool reviews appear each month and he is the recipient of several awards for his work in eLearning, including a Lifetime Achievement Award way back in 1999. For decades, you have been helping learning designers with your design approaches and your expert advice on the use of development tools. How often is the tool updated?

JOE GANCI – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

Joe is also a frequent teacher and presenter at industry conferences and at client sites, especially on the subject of eLearning development tools. His tool reviews appear each month and he is the recipient of several awards for his work in eLearning, including a Lifetime Achievement Award way back in 1999. For decades, you have been helping learning designers with your design approaches and your expert advice on the use of development tools. How often is the tool updated?

The DevLearn eLearning Rockstar Stage Reveal

eLearning Brothers

Stop by the eLearning Rockstar stage—conveniently located near the eLearning Brothers booth—to learn new techniques, see new tools, and become an eLearning Rockstar. Technology discussed in this session: A variety of web-based multi-player games showcased on mobile/tablets/kiosks. At IBM, John received a patent for software design for his work in developing operating systems. John was also co-founder and lead engineer at BocaSoft, a software utility creation company.

Avoid the Curse of the Frankencourse

Rapid eLearning

Tools within Tools. Most rapid elearning tools are like Articulate Presenter and convert PowerPoint slides to Flash (and soon HTML5). And they can be augmented using a series of form-based tools like Quizmaker and Engage. Or if you’re using other products you’ll add the Flash output to the PowerPoint slide. On one hand this is really cool and convenient and is what makes rapid elearning so popular, especially the form-based authoring.

On Fire in 2013 – What’s going to be hot in e-learning

eLearning 24-7

Authoring Tools. In 2012 it has been all about collaborative/peer review with authoring products, and it still will be in 2013, but the avatars/actors with/without backgrounds are going to be in “fuego” Where can it go? I believe that you can expect some type of voice capability with the actors/avatars as in the ability to either lip synch with the characters via audio tool/recording tool in the product will show up more in 2013. HTML5.

The Next Generation of E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

And it runs parallel to how digital media’s empowered people all over the world to create and deliver content using a host of online tools and social media applications. The tool is easy to use and at the same time it’s empowering because it offers a level of capability that didn’t exist years ago without requiring some programming know-how. For the most part I work by myself, I’m not a programmer, and I have to make do with the tools I have…and I have no budget.

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Enterprise Mobile Learning 2011 - Year in Review

mLearning Trends

One year ago today, I offered nine predictions running the gamut of hardware, software, industry players and general market movements based on trends we were experiencing in the commercial mobile learning marketplace; here’s my analysis of where these predictions landed twelve months later. Authoring Tools Will Evolve. Flash will still not be supported on iOS devices in 2011 but this fact will matter far less over time. a.k.a.

A Decade in eLearning – Then, Now and Next

Rob Hubbard

As LAS celebrate 10 years in business I find myself thinking back to what has changed over that time, what hasn’t, and what the future may hold. Flash is dead. Back when we could author in Adobe Flash it was possible to create all kinds of cool interactive content. As long as the user had the Flash player, the content would work. Now HTML5 is the preferred form, however, it’s a step backwards in terms of what we can easily create.