Learning Flash

Tony Karrer

My posts around the Beginning of Long Slow Death of Flash and my post from a CTO perspective that I Cannot Bet on Flash for new development stirred up quite a bit of response. A lot of it said quite correctly that HTML5 is not there yet. And that Flash provides things that you can’t do in HTML/JavaScript. However, there are some pretty amazing things you can do without Flash. Should I hold off on learning Flash. and focus more on learning HTML5?

Development Tools I Would Learn If I Were You - June's Big Question

eLearning Cyclops

They provided just enough to make us dangerous with HTML, Flash, Photoshop and Authorware. No, I do not use Authorware now, but it is hard to predict what will be an essential tool 10 years down the road. For me, I use Flash to develop games, but whether it is Flash or other game development tools get to know how to use them. Keep in mind some may be DHTML output, others create Flash SWFs. By 2015, I am sure many will create HTML5 files too.

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Mobile Learning Moves the Evolution of Authoring Tools

Association eLearning

In response to the demand for more accessible authoring tools, Authorware was born. Using Authorware , learning professionals could create learning programs with hyper-simplistic designs, primarily through dragging and dropping icons. To avoid this complexity, Authorware courses often followed a more simplistic “Click Next to Continue” style of eLearning design. With the growth of tablet devices, authoring tools are having to re-invent themselves, yet again.

The Content Conversion Cause - Abhijit Kadle

Aptara

Since the advent of e-learning, Macromedia products were popular, and enormous quantities of content were generated using platforms like Director and Flash. Director died alongside CD-ROMs, taking Shockwave with it, but Flash hung around. . As long as there was a need for animation, interaction, and engagement to be delivered over the web, Flash survived, mainly because authoring platforms meant for e-learning couldn’t provide the required sophistication. Flash to HTML5.

Course Authoring Tools for eLearning Developers and the masses

eLearning 24-7

Sure, you can use the extensive list of tools on the market, but for those who want real power and complexity ala from the days of Authorware, pickings are slim. Flash course development toolkit - provides the source code, features include ability to load your movies, creates a table of contents and provides complete navigation control. Professional Presenter X – comes with sim tool, assessment, capture tool, documents to flash tool, etc. Output to HTML5.

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. HTML5 templates. The magic 8 ball is a fun item to use.

Top 11 to 20 Authoring Tools for 2013

eLearning 24-7

Tin Can API support, HTML5 output, ADA 508 and SCORM. HTML5 integration, SCORM. Output to HTML5. Will it replicate those craving for an Authorware return? Publishes to HTML5. HTML5 output. Can convert Flash to HTML5. No HTML5 output, despite numerous updates throughout the year – which makes Zero Zapps sense.

The DevLearn eLearning Rockstar Stage Reveal

eLearning Brothers

Technology discussed in this session: Experience API (xAPI), games, simulations, and HTML5. About your presenters: Michael Allen, the CEO of Allen Interactions, has had a long and lauded career in eLearning, from his work with IBM on their Coursewriter system to his direction of R&D for Control Data’s PLATO system to his development of Authorware. Technology discussed in this session: Articulate Storyline, Flash, and the MEAN stack (Mongo DB, Express, Angular JS, Node JS).

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

SweetRush

In this article we dig deeper into the capabilities of Adobe Captivate 7 as we help you evaluate e-learning tools for your own use by answering some questions about e-learning authorware. It cannot compete with Adobe Flash or other platforms based on programming languages. All this can be published to Flash® or to HTML5, ready for mobile use. The HTML5 conversion is yet to fully mature, which is true not just for Captivate, but for most of its competitors.

The Latest: Rapid Content Authoring Tool Market

eLearning 24-7

Some vendors push heavily on PPT, implying that a great WBT is really a PPT converted to Flash. Flash output – still red hot. Listen, Authorware is dead, so why create a product that is trying to bring it back to life with your own product? HTML5. In the latest podcast featuring Volkner Zimmerman who is on the executive board at IMC-AG, he explicitly states that HTML5 is necessary in any course output for mobile. Here is a news flash: It’s not true.

Product Review – Articulate Storyline 2

eLearning 24-7

New Slide – Create a new page, chapter, lesson, whatever, generally speaking Slide screams PPT and no offense to the person who has been doing ID for x number of years, if you said “slide” to someone working on Authorware back in the day, you would have gotten a head slap. Same with the flash icon. Who is still using flash, BTW? If you are going to offer Flash as an option, why not HTML5? There are plenty of HTML5 object sites out there.