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HTML5 in E-learning – Signaling the End of the Flash Player

CommLab India

For years, the Flash Player reigned supreme in the world of e-learning. It seemed that the Flash Player was destined to rule the technology-enabled learning world. This means that many learners could not access online learning on mobile devices, using the Flash Player.

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. The troubled history of Flash.

Flash to HTML5 The Great Migration

Training Industry

Hypertext Markup Language (HTML5) and Adobe Flash are effective technologies for creating engaging online content. However, we are beginning to see a migration from Flash to HTML5, especially in the e-learning industry. While they both currently have their advantages and disadvantages, our hunch is that HTML5 holds the aces for future-proof e-learning. Let’s explore the advantages that an HTML5 build can offer your e-learning.

6 Tips To Convert eLearning Courses From Flash To HTML5

EI Design

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. Converting eLearning Courses From Flash To HTML5: 6 Tips For eLearning Professionals.

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. In this post, we explain why this change is significant and how you can address it now!

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.

HTML5 presents platform-spanning development option

Aptara

HTML5 presents platform-spanning development option. While HTML5 gained its cultural cachet as a mobile content standard, the highly touted substitute for Flash on Apple devices, its strength comes from the fact that it works across platforms, desktop, smartphone and tablet inclusive.

Flash currently optional, soon to be obsolete

Aptara

Flash currently optional, soon to be obsolete. One of the hallmarks of an overall push toward HTML5 has been the decline in the use of Flash to play online media. Individuals won't miss the Flash plugin the way they prize the sound of vinyl records. Time to change.

E-Learning Screen recording and video solutions – Should b simple, so why isn’t it?

eLearning 24-7

You recorded the screen, could change the screen size – as in full capture, a part, window, etc. Ability to add basic transitional effects – for those that want to use it . Another issue I have with many vendors who offer effects – again, I like that – is that they fail to mention. The total amount of time to save and publish video with effects is longer depending on the number of transitions and effects. Flash vs. HTML5.

Top 5 New Features Articulate Storyline 360

B Online Learning

Responsive Player for Mobile. When a course is published and then launched, the responsive player will detect that they’re using a mobile device and adjust to fit the screen size such as hiding sidebar menus and delivering mobile-friendly playback controls. Flash only.

Choosing Mobile Learning Solutions Using Standards

JCA Solutions

Using Standards Separately or Together for Effective Mobile Learning. With a wider variety of ways we could deliver learning experiences, combined with the desire to support and track performance, things had to change. What about Flash?

How to Make Workplace Safety Training Modules Future Ready

Kitaboo

Future proofing means creating a software or product in such a way that future technological advances do not render it useless or less effective. Must read: 7 Most Effective Ways to Deliver Training Content on Mobile. Safety training is an indispensable part of organizational training.

Tom Kuhlmann – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

How they’re used is what makes them effective. Learnnovators: What changes/shifts do you foresee in the support for animations and complex simulations in this ‘No Flash’ age? Tom: HTML5 is all the rage. In addition, each browser is a bit different in how it supports HTML5 and there are hundreds of devices that may be used to access the content. Often they expect that what worked in Flash should work the same in HTML5 and that’s just not the case.

Creating Accessible eLearning with Articulate Storyline 360

B Online Learning

Storyline 360 supports WCAG in both HTML5 and Flash outputs, including screen reader support, full keyboard navigation, visible focus indicators (yellow box around objects when using the tab key) and more. Flash : JAWS 16 or later with Internet Explorer 11 or later.

June 2010 Monthly Roundup: 10 Most Popular Posts

Upside Learning

Smokescreen – The Future Of Flash Player? Debates if Smokescreen, an open source project implemented in HTML5 and JavaScript, would effectively allow complex animations and interactions developed in Flash to work on Flash disabled mobile platforms.

Creating interactive and engaging e-content: Experiences with Articulate Storyline

G-Cube

The immense popularity and success of technology-aided learning has created the ever-increasing need to develop e-content that effectively engages the learner but all within the constraints of available timelines and budgets. The software can publish a course in Flash and HTML.

Designing eLearning for iPads – Webinar Recording and Q&A

Upside Learning

By using a mobile device as a learning platform, one can leverage its unique features such as camera, audio/ video player & recorder, computing device, eBook reader, GPS, gaming compatibility etc. Q 3.Can you give advice on training people to use tablets effectively in the workplace?

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5 myths about future-proofing your elearning

Sponge UK

Flash content will become impossible to access in the future. All HTML5 content is equal. Some courses, including compliance modules, will need updating when rules or regulations change. A well-designed Flash course could fall into this category.

5 Types of Course Conversions You Can Do with Articulate Storyline

CommLab India

We all know that the training landscape is rapidly changing; we need to be able to get learning content to our learners as quickly as possible, to stay ahead. From simple PowerPoint to e-learning conversions, to the complex Flash to HTML5 conversions, it can handle anything you throw at it.

Take A Leap Of Faith With Mobile Learning

Upside Learning

Mobile’ is a unique device that brings together the capabilities of numerous disparate devices – like a phone, a camera, an audio/ video player & recorder, a computer, eBook reader, a GPS device, a game console – all in the palm of your hand. Work is changing.

IPhone- User Interface Guidelines- Part I

Upside Learning

The iPhone’s revolutionary user interface has changed the way we look at mobile devices. It can use limited native features of iPhone device provided you build your application using HTML5. The iPhone SDK let’s you create native applications for the device.

Rich content being viewed on mobile devices

Aptara

Striking an informational tone remains the primary objective, but the means of achieving it have changed significantly. On seeing how effective content is at attracting consumer attention, businesses all began to use this as a promotional tactic. Major players switch sides.

3 Popular Rapid eLearning Authoring Tools – When to Use What

CommLab India

The rapid authoring tool Articulate Storyline does this effectively, with ease. Articulate is also an ideal authoring tool to recreate existing Flash-based e-learning courses. Its built-in mobile player allows you to access online courses through iPads.

The DevLearn eLearning Rockstar Stage Reveal

eLearning Brothers

Games deliver lots of actionable data to measure effectiveness, both individually and through group learning, showing gaps and areas to optimize for a continuous cycle of improvement. How games stimulate mental cognition and produce positive brain changes. How to write effective RFPs.

Six topics for the price of one

Jay Cross

If you prefer just the industry-changing posts, finished white papers, and a more conservative tone, subscribe to jaycross.com. HTML5 plays natively on laptop, pad, and phone. HTML5, why should I care? View source enabled me to figure out how people created various effects.

Two weeks with Captivate 2017

Adobe Captivate

Personally I don’t find that so important because the condition ‘IF 1 is equal to 1’ worked as well, but much more has changed. I will post an article later explaining the changes in the dialog box more in depth. Intro.

The Next Generation of E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

But now we’re spending that time discussing instructional design and effectiveness of elearning. Finally, I could create a lot of the interactivity that I wanted to do but couldn’t because I didn’t have the Flash programming skills. Easily Customize the Course Player.

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10 Top Tips For Interactive Video

Sponge UK

These 10 tips will help you create an interactive video experience that’s as effective as it is engaging: Planning is essential. Effective interactive video needs to provide learners with the experience they need to do their jobs better.

Enterprise mLearning Predictions for 2011

mLearning Trends

After such an exciting and rewarding 2010, my predictions for the coming year seem broader and more varied given the fast changing dynamics of the marketplace and accelerated adoption of mobile learning by organizations of all sizes. I will agree that accessing mobile learning content via a device’s embedded web browser can be an effective and useful delivery modality (and is improving every year) but the overall experience is generally watered down and less effective and engaging.

E-Learning End Users Have Spoken – time for the industry to listen

eLearning 24-7

Interestingly, a large portion of LMS vendors have not optimized their products for the iPad/ iPad2 and with the exception of two content authoring tools, HTML5 capabilities, specifically the ability to output a course in HTML5 does not yet exist. PGP (Portable game players) are listed number three only behind smartphones and tablets for mobile devices sold. Look at the numbers of WOW (World of Warcraft) players. Editing/Adding Effects/Manipulating.

2010: mLearning Year in Review

mLearning Trends

lack of Flash support). True, accessing mobile learning content via a device’s embedded web browser is an effective and useful delivery modality but the experience is generally watered down to what works at the lowest common denominator level. The arrival of Adobe's Flash Player v10.1

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

eLearning 24-7

They just do not see the benefit nor value – NOW – of having their products available to be used effectively and optimized for consumer slate tablets, aka “tablets&#. For consumers in general, smartphones are number one in the market, then PGPs (Portable Game Players) and so on. HTML5 will be available on every one of those tablets, plus they will offer Flash (notable exception the iPad). Portable Game Players. You want to change that.

Reflections on Captivate 2017

Adobe Captivate

Personally I don’t find that so important because the condition ‘IF 1 is equal to 1’ worked as well, but much more has changed. I will post an article later explaining the changes in the dialog box more in depth. Intro.

Two weeks with Captivate 2017

Adobe Captivate

Personally I don’t find that so important because the condition ‘IF 1 is equal to 1’ worked as well, but much more has changed. I will post an article later explaining the changes in the dialog box more in depth. Intro.

Joe Ganci – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

While cheap to create, not once has this form of “eLearning” been proven to change behavior or to improve the company bottom line. They react to changes in technology, both software and hardware, so that they can stay relevant, rather than take chances on technologies that may not yet have proven themselves. They offer different avenues to mobile delivery, such as having free mobile players for different devices. ABOUT JOE GANCI (President, eLearningJoe, LLC).