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.

Adobe Flash and the Danger of Zero Day Exploits

CDSM

Our Head of Technology, Nik Goile, gives us some background on last month’s Adobe Flash exploits , and explains how CDSM was prepared to deal with them… You probably heard about the Adobe Flash Player vulnerabilities that came to light in July.

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.

Mobile browsers increasing HTML5 compatibility

Aptara

Mobile browsers increasing HTML5 compatibility. Recent trends in the business technology world have pointed to the greater importance of platform-agnostic development using languages such as HTML5. Mobile devices work with HTML5. The HTML5 market.

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: 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).

Adobe Captivate, TechSmith Camtasia Studio, Articulate Storyline: Production Times

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

For instance, if the script has you recording a 3-minute process in Microsoft Word, it should only take 3-minutes to record the process. Use Microsoft PowerPoint. If creating a Soft Skills lesson, create the bulk of the content in Microsoft PowerPoint. If you add interactivity (Flash hotspots) to a Camtasia project, you will need to post the lesson to a server to test the interactivity. Adobe's Technical Communication Suite Camtasia Captivate eLearning HTML5 Storylin

Mobile Learning Moves the Evolution of Authoring Tools

Association eLearning

So, simplicity was there for the author, but at the cost of effective learner engagement. To combat “boring” eLearning experiences, programs like Adobe Flash and Director came on the scene with an animated bang (anyone else remember the bird crash vector animation from the early Flash demos?) To accommodate mobile learning, Direct-to-WEB detects the user’s browser or device and automatically delivers either Flash or an HTML5 version of the module.

Evaluating 3 Useful Tools that Support E-learning Development

CommLab India

Adobe Presenter is an e-learning software application developed by Adobe Systems and available as a Microsoft PowerPoint plug-in. For organizations with in-house corporate training professionals, Adobe Presenter is a cost-effective solution. All Flash interactivities are possible.

How to Distribute eBooks on Online Platforms

Kitaboo

Adobe plans to end support for Flash by the end of 2020. DOC,DOCX: Microsoft Word’s proprietary format is widely used for documents in older versions of Word. 6) HTML5: A textbook can be directly converted to the mobile-friendly HTML5 format.

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3 Best Tools to Develop Web-based Training (WBT) Courses

CommLab India

Storyline is widely used to convert Flash-based e-learning content, which cannot be accssed on most Smartphones and tablet PCs, into the mobile-compatible HTML5 format. The software can be used to retain most effects of Flash.

Adaptive and Responsive Design for eLearning: Part 2

eFront

Courses were prepared using software products that were almost all based, to a greater or lesser degree on the Microsoft PowerPoint model of slides, templates and bullet points. The first and most important thing of course is to publish courses to HTML5 rather than Flash wherever possible.

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. 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. However, if you tested them in Avant, an alternative browser used by many people, they were not – yet Avant used Flash and Java. Same issue occurred with Opera – used Flash and Java.

What is an eLearning Authoring Tool? What is the Best eLearning Authoring Software?

Pinlearn

Video processing: Adobe Premiere Pro, iMovie, Final Cut Pro X, Power Director, Adobe after Effects, Pinnacle Studio etc. HTML/CSS/XML editor: WYSIWYG, Notepad ++, Sublime Text, Adobe Dreamweaver CC, Eclipse, NetBeans, Microsoft Visual Studio Community etc. Afterwards, also bring it to your notice that there are many software solutions and tools that can be considered as authoring tools, for example, Flash, MS Word, and PowerPoint.

7 Technical Tips for Creating Video Lectures

eLearning Brothers

Inconsistent fonts look unprofessional and imply the author’s negligence – an effect you definitely want to avoid. Do you need extra effects? As for recording a video lecture, the first thing that comes to mind is Microsoft Office Mix.

25 eLearning Tools You Need Now

LearnUpon

We find Elucidat particularly strong at creating responsive online and mobile course content that’s compatible with HTML5. Why it’s a great eLearning tool: We think about the decline of Flash and the rise of HTML5 a lot at LearnUpon. Tool: Microsoft Office Suite.

Top 10 Online Tutoring Software in 2019

Pinlearn

There is a massive collection of effects for videos as well as audio. You can select from a huge catalog of transitions and title effects. The latest version of the software is well equipped with professional video editing features such as Candid Moments to trim best still images from a video clip; Smart Trims; freeze-frame; motion titles; bounce-back effect; Animated Social Post; and GIF creation. Adobe Captivate can create both legacy flash-based and HTML 5 course designs.

My 2012 Enterprise mLearning Predictions Recap

mLearning Trends

I agree the HTML5 tools used for mobile development are improving with each and every quarter but it will take a year or more for these capabilities to begin to match the native experience. Prediction #4 - Flash Falters, HTML5 and ePUBs Gain in Popularity.

10 mLearning Lessons I Learned from reading Mobile First by Luke Wroblewski [Book Review]

mLearning Revolution

The Mobile Effect. ” Lesson 8: Go small by going Big — This is a continuation from my last lesson learned, where I advice against shrinking your desktop content for the smaller screen via HTML5 conversion tools. I love Mobile and everything that it represents.

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25 eLearning tools you need to have

LearnUpon

We find Elucidat particularly strong at creating responsive online and mobile course content that’s compatible with HTML5. Why it’s great for eLearning: We think about the decline of Flash and the rise of HTML5 a lot at LearnUpon. Tool: Microsoft Office Suite.

Enterprise mLearning Predictions for 2011

mLearning Trends

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. Flash will still not be supported on iOS devices in 2011 but this fact will matter far less over time.

Enterprise mLearning Predictions for 2012

mLearning Trends

Flash Falters, HTML5 & ePUBs Gain in Popularity. Adobe’s move to stop developing Flash Player plug-ins for mobile web browsers set a BIG BALL in motion that quelled the desire for many Instructional Designers to use pure Flash or popular rapid development tools outputting Flash-based content as their unified content delivery strategy.

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

eLearning Cyclops: Deconstructing My #DemoFest Course - Part 1

eLearning Cyclops

Johns Hopkins HealthCare began transitioning staff to Microsoft Office 2010 applications in February 2010. Adobe Flash, Adobe Captivate, Articulate Presenter, Articulate Quizmaker, Microsoft Office 2010. One of my most valuable insights was that the use of whimsical characters was an effective way to market the course, and increased recognition and participation in the project. See What Adobe has Been Doing With HTML5. eLearning Cyclops.

How to Make BYOD Work

CLO Magazine

Even though most of them have a personal mobile device, Sue Puhlhorn, the company’s senior director of learning and organizational effectiveness, said those hourly employees need to learn on site when time can be scheduled. “When the iPhone first came out, Flash vendors got nervous, but once the iPhone had that huge adoption curve, especially in corporations, there was no question. Flash wasn’t going to do it for you.”

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ARTICULATE NON EST REX – 3 REASONS HIGHER ORDER LEARNING IS BEYOND THE MOAT

Wonderful Brain

From my vantage point, training managers effective at face-to-face instruction believed they knew how to translate that form into online instruction. At one point I ordered up a truly engaging interactive and the developer with whom I worked finally resorted to a mash up of Flash squeezed into an Articulate shell to create the most creative piece to come out of the that shop. Plus it migrates to either Flash or HTML5.

Joe Ganci – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

As an example, HTML5 was added to most development tools only after it was clear that Flash was on its way out and as it became evident that more people were browsing the web on their mobile devices than on their desktop computers. While you can write a business report in both Notepad and in Microsoft Word, clearly Word will match your needs as they grow much more so than Notepad will. Problems include smaller screens, no roll-over interactions, and no Flash animations.

Top 70 eLearning Posts for June and Hot Topics including iPad and Mobile Learning

eLearning Learning Posts

Top five tips for creating effective interactions - Spicy Learning , June 14, 2010 Interactions pose a dilemma to all instructional designers. While they can be fun, visually exciting and effective, they can also require a lot of development and be difficult to create. It’s worth taking the time to get your approach to interactions right because they’re key to making e-learning effective. Flash (59). What I Would Like to Say About HTML5 and Flash , June 26, 2010.

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63 Great eLearning Posts and Hottest Topics for November 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

Principles for Designing 3D Learning Environments - Kapp Notes , November 19, 2010In yesterday’s Train for Success in-world seminar, I was asked about the principles for effective design for 3D learning experiences, here is the list of principles that can be applied to make a 3D Learning Environment (3DLE) successful. Principles for Effectively Designing a 3D Learning Environment. The New Features in Microsoft PowerPoint 2010. Effectiveness (121).