Online multimedia content in e-learning: Flash vs. HTML5

Matrix

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. Flash is the best — at least for now — on interactivity and video content production. Oranges, aka HTML5.

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.

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HTML5 making inroads with Apple and Mozilla

Aptara

HTML5 making inroads with Apple and Mozilla. Adobe Flash lost its bid to become the main content distribution language when Apple pulled support, meaning developers have had to look further afield. HTML5 and iOS 8.

Flash: an End of an Era – What You Need To Know

Aptara

Flash: an End of an Era – What You Need To Know. In 1996 Macromedia first introduced the Flash Player, developed to play videos, animations, and audio and to support enhanced interactivity in web browsers. Flash Player is not supported on mobile devices (iOS and Android).

Legacy eLearning

CourseArc

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.

Why Do We Need a Content Modernization Strategy Now More than Ever Before?

Harbinger Interactive Learning

But sometimes, modernization could be mistaken purely as transformation from Flash to HTML5 and in an oversight; the bigger underlying opportunity could be overlooked. It provides an opportunity for business leaders to align strategic objectives. Business Re-Alignment.

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. I’m sure they tested with IE, Firefox, Safari and Chrome, but what about Opera? Firefox 4.0?

Top 10 LMS/LCMS Trends and Forecasts

eLearning 24-7

Another small trend is providing advanced admin capabilities in the form of admins who have CSS, Flash,PHP or other languages. Expansion into the SBM (Small Business Market). The use of geolocation – available in HTML5. HTML5. What if your LMS/LCMS is using extensively or some component of Flash? How will you handle HTML5? Since the browsers will support HTML5, how will the LMS/LCMS vendor handle that angle?

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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. I’m sure they tested with IE, Firefox, Safari and Chrome, but what about Opera Mini?

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. There are many more tools and they all do what you want them to do, but as Judy Unrein puts it in her blog post “ Publishes to HTML5?

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Rich content being viewed on mobile devices

Aptara

Businesses are gravitating toward rich content to spread their messages. On seeing how effective content is at attracting consumer attention, businesses all began to use this as a promotional tactic. TechCrunch suggested this is a sign of the end for Flash, and it's hard to disagree.

How to Use CSS in Your Lectora e-Learning Courses

Trivantis

Easy Flash Content Creation. Flash Creation for Everyone. -->. Flash Creation for Everyone. -->. Firebug – Firefox browser add-on, easy to install. Lectora: ONLY HTML5 Authoring Tool. Tips for Rapid Flash Creation. Flash Animations and Interactions.

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

eLearning 24-7

HTML5 will be available on every one of those tablets, plus they will offer Flash (notable exception the iPad). Bigger screen, higher horsepower, gbs, APIs in HTML5 – greater multimedia experience for anyone and geolocation – huge, especially for people who do new hire training or want to create a real world scenario brought within the tablet HTML5 structure.

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

eLearning 24-7

HTML5 will be available on every one of those tablets, plus they will offer Flash (notable exception the iPad). Bigger screen, higher horsepower, gbs, APIs in HTML5 – greater multimedia experience for anyone and geolocation – huge, especially for people who do new hire training or want to create a real world scenario brought within the tablet HTML5 structure.