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.

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

eLearning 24-7

It was within these comments, that afterwords, I decided to expand a bit plus identify other areas that I see, LMS vendors must explore – which they have not yet done so, to re-energize themselves. Thus, the LMS vendors are creating a Bogeyman – their own bogeyman, and it does not have to be that way. Far too many LMS vendors are stuck in a rut. Oh, excuse me – social networking to most of the vendors who spin it under the guise of social learning.

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HTML5: The great platform crossover

Aptara

HTML5: The great platform crossover. The leading language for platform-agnostic development is HTML5 , and learning the best practices and possibilities that come along with it may help organizations transition. Many companies have already made the change away from formats such as Flash, as they were likely loath to keep developing the same content twice or more to suit the increasingly diverse device ecosystem. Coders' comfort with HTML5 is on the rise.

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

eLearning 24-7

It was within these comments, that afterwords, I decided to expand a bit plus identify other areas that I see, LMS vendors must explore – which they have not yet done so, to re-energize themselves. Thus, the LMS vendors are creating a Bogeyman – their own bogeyman, and it does not have to be that way. Far too many LMS vendors are stuck in a rut. Oh, excuse me – social networking to most of the vendors who spin it under the guise of social 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?

Top 10 LMS/LCMS Trends and Forecasts

eLearning 24-7

The trends apply to both LMS/LCMS vendors. Extended Enterprise - Vendors are expanding into the wholesaler/reseller/affiliates/sales agent sector with their solutions. The note of interest is that it is occurring with all size of vendors, albeit the charge is being led by mid size vendors. Not all of the big dog vendors have entered this space, despite it being a huge revenue opportunity. and European vendors interestingly enough, do not follow suit.

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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. LMS Vendors and Tablets Update. 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,

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

eLearning 24-7

One vendor already offers it in 2012, and knowing this industry – if something takes off and works, others will follow. HTML5. Listen you love flash. You can’t live without it – but unless you want to be able to only see your courses on tablets that only support flash (and they all also support HTML5) or have zero desire to see your courses on the iPads (which support only HTML5), you will need to face reality.

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. LMS Vendors and Tablets Update. 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.

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. Especially when people are in the field whether it is with consumers, at a job location, meeting with business clients, whatever. . Expect a few commercial vendors to jump into the augmented reality space for e-learning.

Times are changing – trends in the content authoring tool market

eLearning 24-7

You work online via the servers of your vendor. I had thought that this trend would be dying out, but it is amazing at the number of vendors who are entering the space and still focused on the desktop approach. With the ever growing telecomm or working remote approach (and I am even talking about FT employees), globalization and the push to in the “cloud&# , it makes strong business sense to follow suit. They output only to HTML5. Vendors to Watch.

5 Trends to Watch 4 n 2011

eLearning 24-7

One vendor with 750 users, priced out at nearly 24K a year; another close to 11.5K – thus depends on users is a factor. If you are an e-learning vendor exploring the SBM do not take them lightly, a few are slowly entering my 2nd trend. LMS vendors are targeting companies who have distributors/wholesalers/resellers/sales agents/etc. Marketplaces & Exchanges by LMS/Learning Portal Vendors. HTML5 & Rapid Content Authoring Tools.

The Latest: Rapid Content Authoring Tool Market

eLearning 24-7

I am still surprised on how vendors who are offering assessment only tools are staying in the game. Some vendors push heavily on PPT, implying that a great WBT is really a PPT converted to Flash. Flash output – still red hot. The latter is slowly gaining speed, which is an advantage to LMS vendors who have a CAT in their own product – which is SCORM,PENS/IMS compliant. HTML5. HTML5 is the new “Green” Get it now.

E-Learning Trade Shows + Product Reviews 4 #TK11

eLearning 24-7

What I like about conferences is the ability to see the latest products and hear the pitches from the vendors. Yet, for all that do it, their are equal number of vendors who do not. Vendors who do not have anyone in their booth, during expo times – I see this at all shows, regardless of the product or market; but at e-learning/training shows you see it a lot OR you see them eating in their booth. Meridan KSI and Meridan Anywhere – LMS vendor.

Holiday Giveaway from E-Learning 24/7

eLearning 24-7

As part of the holidays, these vendors have joined together with E-Learning 24/7 and present (no pun intended) a holiday giveaway. The Vendors (alphabetical order, followed by giveaway). Link to web site is located within the vendor’s name. Interactyx - 20% discount on a purchase of TOPYX LMS and 5 free ej4 courses (they make HTML5 courses), (value $2,500). In one case, the vendor will be mailing the prize to you. Plays Flash & HTML5.

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. Most of these tools force developers to be dependent on a specific vendor or program. The next step in the conversion process is to determine business requirements.

E-Learning Early Indicators

eLearning 24-7

Vendors were saying, lets “wait on those&# or “our customers are not requesting them, so we are holding off&#. Apparently, the potential customers and even clients are speaking and those vendors are listening. Not just a few vendors, the industry as a whole. A significant number of vendors, reported higher revenue and sales numbers in 2010, then in 2009. A number of vendors whose real focus is the Talent Management/Performance Management market.

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Articulate, Captivate and Lectora – Do they deserve your praise?

eLearning 24-7

I’ve always found this product to be the top of the line for PowerPoint to Flash course builds. HTML5 output, publish to the iPad and text to speech functionality. Screen capture – more and more vendors are adding it. I’m unsure, but if it was to happen there is no doubt in my mind that having the same product in essence competing against it self, wouldn’t be a smart business edition.

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

Infopro Learning

But that’s easier said than done when you have a busy schedule and limited resources. For example, Flash players used to be an essential ingredient for eLearning courses. Then the news broke that new mobile devices wouldn’t support Flash, and opted for HTML5-based apps instead. Hence, the shift from Flash to HTML5 began, and eLearning professionals who were paying attention got a head start. Follow The Top eLearning Vendors And Service Providers.

Let Go Through BPO for eLearning

Web Courseworks

However, many associations are starting to recognize that while members are central to their functions, the deployment of professional development is not an association’s core business. As such, associations are beginning to look outside their own organization for help with service management , or outsourcing the business process (BPO). Onshore (local/domestic), nearshore (continental), and offshore (international) vendors provide varying levels of financial and hiring relief.

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 get the Flash code – YES – you get the code, which you can do whatever you want with it. While you can continue with their product, you are not tied to them, and thus you can use the Flash code for whatever or whomever, best of all, for those who create courses for clients – and clients who want the code (for whatever purpose) – you can give it to them.

The Content Conversion Cause - Abhijit Kadle

Aptara

The longer your company has been in business, the more you’ve been creating training material, which has resulted in large libraries of content in various forms. 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. . Engagement Type —Would you collaborate closely with the outsourcing vendor?

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

Infopro Learning

But that’s easier said than done when you have a busy schedule and limited resources. For example, Flash players used to be an essential ingredient for eLearning courses. Then the news broke that new mobile devices wouldn’t support Flash, and opted for HTML5-based apps instead. Hence, the shift from Flash to HTML5 began, and eLearning professionals who were paying attention got a head start. Follow The Top eLearning Vendors And Service Providers.

Case Study: Online Sleep Medicine School saves +50% on LMS costs after migrating to Custom Built Platform in record time

Academy of Mine

Feeling like a small fish with a big company, the Atlanta School was not satisfied with their platform vendor’s level of customer support as well as the platform’s limited functionality not being addressed. Their platform vendor continued to raise the Atlanta School’s platform licensing cost year after year. . files utilizing Flash into HTML5 files. Flash files will no longer be supported by web browsers at the end of 2020. About the Client.

2010 LMS Products of the Year

eLearning 24-7

Please remember for TM or as some vendors like to pitch as “performance management or knowledge management&# , the modules are extra and are not part of the system (at least for now). Made specifically for business. the ability to have their own system off that initial system, with own look and feel, and features that can be turned on or off at the top tiered level or at each sub system level (depending on the vendor’s system). LMS Products of the Year 2010.

Extended Enterprise and Your Learning Management System

Absorb LMS

This has been most evident in our industry’s quick response to the demise of Flash at the beginning of the decade; where LMS innovation had previously been associated with a glacial pace, cloud computing and the new reality of mobile interfaces written in HTML5, saw a change in attitude to how more responsive road maps and faster development cycles were being perceived by LMS vendors.

Extended Enterprise and Your Learning Management System

Absorb LMS

This has been most evident in our industry’s quick response to the demise of Flash at the beginning of the decade; where LMS innovation had previously been associated with a glacial pace, cloud computing and the new reality of mobile interfaces written in HTML5, saw a change in attitude to how more responsive road maps and faster development cycles were being perceived by LMS vendors.

Corporate Training & Development Trends to Watch Out for in 2020

Kitaboo

With businesses becoming more mobile-oriented, the need for microlearning is ever increasing. A vendor who specializes in developing mobile applications can help in designing an app that suits your business type and employee requirements. HTML5 Replaces Flash. The end of Flash had been announced quite some time back, so this must not come as a surprise. Since Adobe decided to put an end to Flash, HTML5 has taken over its place.

Outdated Training – from Problem to Asset

Obsidian Learning

Their employees aren’t learning what they need to, either because the training content isn’t current or because the delivery method no longer fits business needs or employee expectations. Our SMEs are so busy , we have to make the most of their time. Our vendor didn’t give us the source files , but can you update these old Flash-based courses to HTML5?”. An external vendor may provide: content inventory and evaluation.

The Revolution is Coming: Consumer Tablets and E-Learning

eLearning 24-7

E-Learning and all forms within are normally taken via your desktop computer and either hitting your company’s server with your browser or going to a hosted LMS vendor’s solution. If you wanted to work on creating content, for many people, the route would be and still is creating courses via a desktop based rapid e-learning authoring tool, or via your LMS/LCMS vendor’s tool (hosted or not) or via Dreamweaver or some other type of solution. The Revolution.

Things to Consider Before Investing in eLearning Development Tools

Hurix Digital

Online courses are increasingly supplementing traditional instructor-led courses both in educational institutions and business organizations because they help to reduce administrative costs and classroom rentals. Flash (SWF files) created a revolution when it was first introduced in the use of graphics and interactive elements; however, it suffered a setback thanks to current trends in eLearning systems and gradually lost relevance. Overview.

A Conversation with Yury Uskov of iSpring

Kapp Notes

About iSpring: iSpring is an international e-Learning software vendor. It was ActiveSWF, a software development kit to programmatically create Flash files. In just a year, we launched FlashSpring, a PowerPoint add-in which converted PowerPoint presentations to Flash. There were about 300 million PowerPoint users in the world, and a tool to easily convert PowerPoint presentations into web-ready Flash format would be in demand.

eLearning: How to Pick an LMS

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

The problem is, there are several LMS vendors from which to choose. How to Choose the Right LMS for Your Business. Things like file format (Flash vs. PDF, PowerPoint vs. Spreadsheet) can make a difference in what systems are a potential fit. Does the LMS support HTML5 versions of SCORM? by Ashok Sharma    Picking a Learning Management System (LMS) to host your eLearning content is a crucial, but often overlooked, step in the eLearning development process.

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. When you see many of these awards from organizations – the general mass of them (but not all of them) require the vendor/company to submit an application for whatever category or categories. There is never any pay for play here – even my vendor clients are aware that they may not win best of the best. It doesn’t output to HTML5, though. #8

Do You Evaluate Your Training?

Enyota Learning

Has there been any improvement to your business that is a direct result of the training you’ve been providing? Is your training delivering the business impact needed? Measure your business impact by getting substantial data out of your existing training. Also, try not to build training using dying technologies like Flash. Convert your courses built in Flash or using Flash components to HTML5 and give your learners an optimum learning experience.

2016 eLearning Hype Curve Predictions

Web Courseworks

The New York Times, an early booster of the prominent MOOC platforms, has recently turned a more critical eye to MOOCs, reporting on their low completion rates and uncertain business models. Mobile learning was once a huge challenge in online learning because our industry was strongly committed to Flash, especially for SCORM packages. This year, we are placing our annual (and very popular) learning technology predictions on the the hype cycle. Here’s the short version.

5 Ways to Share Your PowerPoint Presentation Online

DigitalChalk eLearning

Convert your file to HTML5 or Flash. You can also convert your file to a more flexible format such as HTML5 or Flash. HTML5+Flash can also be downloaded on all devices and in all browsers. Some businesses have picked up on the advantages and started to use LMSs for registering or training employees. iSpring is an international software vendor of professional tools for e-Learning authoring and content delivery.

10 LMS features that you should in an eLearning platform

Pinlearn

If not, just skip and look at some other vendor. A UI designed on HTML5 is always mobile responsive. Check the demo on different devices to see how they have implemented the HTML5. For example, you should prefer an HTML5 video instead of the flash format. Many platforms do not support Flash. LMS vendors keep some advanced features as paid Add-ons. For many reasons, the base code gives you the essential features which vendors find the best.

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

mLearning Revolution

The rise of mobile is forcing companies like these everywhere to rethink their strategies and business models in order to compete and stay relevant in this new mobile world we live in. LinkedIn’s head of mobile, Joff Redfern, speaking at the 2012 Mobile Business Summit, said the following about what mobile-first thinking means to LinkedIn: “Mobile First is not about doing something first on mobile and then on the desktop. 2012 has been an amazing year for mobile!

ATD2015 Conference Post – Review

eLearning 24-7

That said, there were some hiccups and from an entire vendor wise (expo here) angle, some unique and some, uh. This year, I estimated a 55/60% e-learning, including some ILT vendors offering some type of e-learning component. . In all the years I have attended and have known about ATD (formally ASTD), this year is by far the most in terms of e-learning vendors, especially those in the LMS space. Vendor Time – Vendor Time. Vendors of Intrigue.