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Multimedia Wars: Flash or HTML5

G-Cube

But with increased number of viewing devices, from the early desktops to laptops and now, smart-phones, there is more than one factor that influences e-learning developers’ choice of applications, software or standards used to build training. The current debate between Flash and HTML5 rests largely on multi-media features. If a media and interactivity rich training course is the need of the day then Flash is a comfortable choice today. Powered By DT Author Box.

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 HTML5 has superseded Flash as a viable option for authoring eLearning courses because it is supported by all smartphones and tablets.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.

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Authoring Tool Trends

eLearning 24-7

Here now are the latest authoring tool trends (excluding the ones I posted in last week’s blog). Enables the course author to skin/brand their course with their own logo, colors, etc. . Many authoring tools give you limited color options and may/may not enable you to add your own logo. Allows courses that are being built in the authoring tool to be in another language beyond what used to be the standard norm of just English. HTML5 output.

5 Best Content Authoring Tools for Your E-learning Needs

Hurix Digital

Understanding the functions of Learning Management Systems (LMS) and content authoring tools can be overwhelming. And the keyboard and mouse are the content authoring tools – a tool through which a company can input (upload) files (e-books and learning programs) into the hard drive (LMS). What are Content Authoring Tools? Content authoring tools are powerful programs that allow a user to create different kinds of digital content.

Mobile Learning Moves the Evolution of Authoring Tools

Association eLearning

With the growth of tablet devices, authoring tools are having to re-invent themselves, yet again. It’s nothing new —just another step in the continual evolution we’ve seen since the early 1990s, when authoring tools were first introduced to help eLearning professionals create and deliver learning. Over the years, these tools have had to balance ease-of-use with the ability to create a robust learning experience. The Rise of Authoring Tools.

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. This highly flexible software could be used to develop wonderful animations, interactivities of a very high quality including drag and drop, simulations, role plays and so on -it facilitated harnessing the creative powers of online course developers. Companies across the world developed hundreds of online courses using this highly flexible tool. It appeared that the reign of Flash would continue forever.

Authoring Tool Market – What I am seeing

eLearning 24-7

HTML5 output. Right now I am doing a survey on authoring tools (more on this at the end of the post) and so far 100% of all respondents state that HTML5 output is required in an authoring tool. I do believe that HTML5 output will continue to grow as an authoring tool feature. It is time to realize that Flash output just isn’t enough anymore for folks. The problem though is it is extremely basic. HTML5 templates.

#mLearncon Joe Ganci, Which tools to use for desktop and mobile development

Challenge to Learn

Joe talked about a ton of authoring tools in this presentation. Joe also has his column on tools: [link] for more info. Joe states that authoring tools are either powerful or easy to use. He divides tools into three categories: power plug plugins, installed tools and cloud based tools. Mobile does affect the type of content that is being created. Flash vs HTML5. But it will be HTML5 in the future.

4 Reasons You Should Invest in Flash to HTML5 Conversion

CommLab India

Have you invested heavily in Flash-based e-learning? Well, you need to convert them to the HTML5 format. The primary reason you should convert your Flash-based courses into the HTML5 format is that these courses cannot be accessed on most mobile devices. You cannot provide offline access to e-learning content, if it is developed in Flash. However, this is not the case with HTML5. The full potential of mobile learning apps can be realized.

Flash Dead for eLearning

Tony Karrer

I've been warning about this since January 2010 in Still No Flash , and called it out further as the signs became more serious in May 2010 with Beginning of Long Slow Death of Flash. My words then: We are hitting a tipping point where you have to question building anything that uses Flash as the delivery mechanism. In February of 2011, Mobile Learning and the Continuing Death of Flash , I pointed to the smart moves by Rapid Intake to work around this problem.

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.

6 Tips To Convert eLearning Courses From Flash To HTML5

EI Design

Mobile devices are all the rage, and it looks like their popularity is here to stay. The trouble is that most tablets and phones don’t support Flash, which makes Flash-based eLearning content virtually obsolete. Luckily, HTML5 offers a versatile multi-platform alternative. In this article, I’ll share 6 tips to help you convert your eLearning course from Flash to HMTL5 to optimize the mobile learning experience of your audience. Use the right tools.

How to Use the Flash Courses to HTML5 Conversion Opportunity to Improve Your ROI

Adobe Captivate

Organizations have tremendous investment in Flash-based legacy courses. With the phasing out of Flash, the legacy Flash courses need to be converted to HTML5 so that they can support multi-device delivery (that is, the same course can run across devices from desktops/laptops to tablets/smartphones). I founded EI Design in 2002, and for nearly a decade, Flash was the leading (and often the only) authoring tool.

7 Tips to Choose the Best Rapid Authoring Tool to Convert Legacy E-learning Courses to HTML5

CommLab India

With mobile devices ceasing to support Flash-based training materials, the demand for Flash to HTML5 conversion tools has gone up. So, choosing the right authoring tool will be your best bet to make your courses HTML5 compatible. Choosing the right tool that suits your purpose can be quite challenging. You need to ensure the following in the tool: User Friendly : You need to choose one, which eases your project development effort.

eLearning Basics: Flash is Going Away?Have You Checked Your eLearning Courses?

Convergence Training

News flash for you (pun INTENDED!): Adobe is going to discontinue the Flash Media Player at the end of this year (2020). For one reason, because some of your elearning courses at work may still use Flash video. You want to start planning and acting now to avoid a problem at the end of the year. We tell you more in the article below so you can make it through this transition without major problems. Safety Management Software . Read more about Flash here.

Life After Flash: Giving Your Flash-based eLearning New Life

Brella

After serving for twenty years, Flash is settling into a well-earned retirement. Its time as the dominant tool for creating and playing online content has come and gone. A Brief History of Flash’s Demise. Steve Jobs dealt the killing blow in 2010 with his famous “ Thoughts on Flash ” essay. Once Apple declared that they were getting off the Flash bandwagon, it was only a matter of time before other industry leaders followed suit. “You hear that, Mr. Anderson?

25 eLearning Tools You Need Now

LearnUpon

It’s not much of a stretch to argue that an eLearning professional is only as good as their best eLearning tools. So we asked members of our development, customer support and design teams to recommend the top eLearning tools they can’t work without. What are the eLearning tools you need. Best productivity tools for eLearning. Tool: Trello. What it does: Our team has tried many project management tools – Asana , Basecamp , and Dapulse. Tool: IFTTT.

How will Flash’s demise affect your SCORM courses?

LearnUpon

Support for Adobe Flash Player ends in 2020. And as Flash has been integral to eLearning for over 20 years, it’s retirement will have a significant effect. What will you have to do to avoid problems in the future? Currently, you can export SCORM packages to Flash, HTML, or both. Flash is the most popular output type, so it’s likely that your courses are SWF Flash-based. HTML5 works on all devices so it’s the obvious choice as a successor.

Choosing Mobile Learning Solutions Using Standards

JCA Solutions

Using Standards Separately or Together for Effective Mobile Learning. For many years, mobile learning was one of those promises. There is the story about a woman who signed up for an online dating service and got paired with a software developer. Once mobile devices started to become popular the promise of being able to have everything on our devices, including learning programs, was right on the heels. Standards to Advance Mobile Learning. What about Flash?

How to Use the Flash Courses to HTML5 Conversion Opportunity to Improve Your ROI

EI Design

Organizations have tremendous investment in Flash-based legacy courses. With the phasing out of Flash, the legacy Flash courses need to be converted to HTML5 so that they can support multi-device delivery (that is, the same course can run across devices from desktops/laptops to tablets/smartphones). I founded EI Design in 2002, and for nearly a decade, Flash was the leading (and often the only) authoring tool.

Tips to Convert E-learning to HTML5 Seamlessly with Articulate Storyline

CommLab India

When Apple announced it would not support Flash on its devices, many organizations thought they had Windows and Chrome to access their Flash-based e-learning courses on. So they are left with the only option of accessing Flash-based courses on the built-in browser in Windows, Internet Explorer (IE), which is used by a mere 6% of the world’s population. Keep updating the tool to utilize its features to the fullest. Learn How to convert Flash courses to HTML5.

Pooja Jaisingh – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

Learnnovators: What do you think is the future of rapid e-learning authoring tools? Pooja: The future of e-learning authoring tools is to fit the category of ‘simple yet powerful’. Easy enough to begin with, and at the same time having the depth, so that authors are not limited by the tool. I see the future e-learning tools allowing the authors to easily add complex interactions, games, and 2D/ 3D animations with absolutely no programming.

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25 eLearning tools you need to have

LearnUpon

It’s not much of a stretch to argue that an eLearning professional is only as good as their best tools. So we asked members of our development, customer support and design teams to recommend the top eLearning tools they can’t work without. Best productivity tools for eLearning. Tool: Trello. What it does: The team has tried many project management tools at LearnUpon, including Asana , Basecamp , and Dapulse. Tool: Google Drive. Tool: IFTTT.

E-learning Tools: A Developer’s Review of Adobe Captivate 7

SweetRush

This research is brought to you by SweetRush’s senior software engineer, Andrew Kubay. For the past several years, this tool has been one of the most popular software packages for e-learning development. Most developers traditionally consider Captivate to be the default tool for creating software demonstrations and simulations within e-learning, but not an end-all, be-all for all types of learning. Audio tools within Captivate 7 are great convenience tools.

3 Defining Features of Articulate Storyline

Integrated Learnings

Recently out of beta and released to the public, Storyline is the latest software product from a vendor that’s proven it understands what eLearning professionals want and learners are engaged by (no pun intended). Storyline continues on the success of the Articulate Studio product line with a new, yet familiar feeling authoring tool. Here are three that, in my opinion as a former beta tester, separate it from its predecessor Articulate Presenter and other authoring tools.

Legacy eLearning

CourseArc

“Legacy eLearning” refers to any training that was developed using software that is outdated, unsupported, or incompatible with current learning systems. 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. eLearning Tools legacy eLearning

Product Review: Articulate Storyline

eLearning 24-7

The first time I have had fun creating courses via a course authoring tool in 15 years. Audio recorder/editor/capture tool. Mobile Player app – Major stinker. 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. Flash does not work on the iPad series. Final Word on the Mobile Player.

What You Need to Know About Delivering SCORM on Mobile

CommLab India

Mobile learning has been the talk of the town for a while now. Learners are readily embracing the technological benefits of using their mobile devices to access learning. If you have SCORM content, there’s a lot of misleading information on the Internet on how SCORM can, and should, work on mobile devices. Today, let us see what it takes to implement SCORM on mobile, and also demystify a couple of misconceptions on the subject. Learning Technology mobile learning

Articulate®: Tools for E-learning and M-learning Done Right

SweetRush

If you are looking to push creative and functional envelopes in your e-learning and m-learning courses, you need rapid development and custom development authoring tools that don’t disappoint. Quality over Hype: Giving Thanks to Articulate for E-learning and M-learning Development Tools Done Right. Articulate is, of course, the company that brought us Articulate Storyline®—the tool that rose to be an industry leader after its release a mere two years ago.

E-Learning Trade Shows + Product Reviews 4 #TK11

eLearning 24-7

People in the booth that actually know the product inside and out – I’m surprised on how this continues to be a problem at a lot of e-learning shows; some companies stock their booths with people who are very nice, but really do not have any knowledge on the product, beyond what they read on the product sheet they are handing you. It is a serious problem in our space, and goes across all products and business size. Cognition LMS by Reflection Software.

5 E-Learning Forecasts for 2012

eLearning 24-7

They involved talent management, “hello and goodbye” with vendors, social learning, upswing in mobile learning, new feature sets in the authoring tool space, flat lining in web conferencing and standalone platforms. I have seen continued interest and downloads for open source AR tool kits. There are consumer locations that have implemented augmented reality without using a mobile device to view it. Mobile Learning. Online Authoring Systems.

POOJA JAISINGH – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

Learnnovators: What do you think is the future of rapid e-learning authoring tools? Pooja: The future of e-learning authoring tools is to fit the category of ‘simple yet powerful’. Easy enough to begin with, and at the same time having the depth, so that authors are not limited by the tool. I see the future e-learning tools allowing the authors to easily add complex interactions, games, and 2D/ 3D animations with absolutely no programming.

Product Review Raptivity

eLearning 24-7

Raptivity is an interaction tool. Its target audience is the rapid content authoring tool market, but while it tries to hit it, it also misses at many levels. Raptivity calls their product an interaction tool with templates, games, simulations, etc. In order to achieve that, you have to buy all their packs and the HTML5 pack. Before you use the product, you must have Flash 8.0 Javascript, Flash Shared Object. Raptivity, has an identify problem.

mLearning devices and platforms: What you need to know

Bottom-Line Performance

Our observations gleaned from mLearn 2011 regarding devices: • Blackberry produces the least appealing mobile solution. Mobile shouldn’t be viewed as simply another way to consume traditional eLearning…it should be a true solution to a specific problem that cannot be solved by a desktop solution. A tablet such as an iPad is preferable to any smartphone if the solution is truly a “course” versus a just-in-time performance support tool.

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 brand new Captivate 9 puts Adobe years ahead of the competition

mLearning Revolution

Back in 2012 you would have been hard-pressed to find anything exciting in version 6 of Adobe Captivate, in fact most of the cool stuff at the time was coming from Adobe’s competitors, namely Articulate with their new Storyline software and their latest iteration of Articulate Studio. I don’t think is too far-fetched to envision a future where we can actually design full-blown learning experiences on a mobile device without the need for a desktop computer.

4 Reasons to Convert Your Legacy E-Learning Courses Using Articulate Storyline

CommLab India

And this rapid expansion in the use of tablets PCs and other mobile devices to access learning content has pushed Adobe Flash into oblivion. Because most modern browsers – both desktop and mobile – don’t support Flash. And with many an organization willing to bet their money on BYOD (Bring Your On Device), it’s safe to say Flash is no longer preferred. And Articulate Storyline is one of the best tools for the conversion of Flash-based courses.

Why PowerPoint is Effective for Training New Employees

DigitalChalk eLearning

Thus, the need for an easy-to-use, inexpensive learning tool arises. This kind of software should be sweepingly familiar and cause as little friction as possible. This tool should facilitate knowledge sharing, and deliver comprehensive functionality and cross-platform compatibility. It comes right off the shelf as a complete authoring solution for most purposes, and many features are identical to other Microsoft Office products, so the learning curve is relatively low.

mLearning: The Time is Now

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

by AJ George   The push for mobile learning (mLearning) has been a surprisingly long one. " The article says that a Pew Internet & American Life Project study from July 2010 found that 55% of US mobile web users go online daily, up from 24% the year before. There appears to be little evidence of adoption slowing down anytime soon, so it looks like if you've been itching to get started with mobile learning, the time is now. a mobile content manager?