Future Of Flash Is Open Source

Upside Learning

Adobe, recently announced moving their open-source development to Sourceforge. Looks like a desire to speed up their open-source development around the Flash platform. The new portal called Open@Adobe will hold Adobe’s open source projects in coming days. We advocate the need of openness at Adobe especially for their Flash runtimes. Adobe has released SWF specifications till its version 10.

HTML 5 and eLearning Development

Upside Learning

A couple of weeks back we posted about Silverlight posing some (at this time, actually little) competition to Flash. Those of you have heard of HTML 5 will know it’s a new version of HTML and XHTML being promoted by Google and Apple in a bid to move the web away from proprietary technologies like Flash, Silverlight and JavaFX. Key benefit is that web developers can do this using JavaScript directly in HTML 5 without relying on technologies like Flash or Silverlight.

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HTML 5 and eLearning Development

Upside Learning

A couple of weeks back we posted about Silverlight posing some (at this time, actually little) competition to Flash. Those of you have heard of HTML 5 will know it’s a new version of HTML and XHTML being promoted by Google and Apple in a bid to move the web away from proprietary technologies like Flash, Silverlight and JavaFX. Key benefit is that web developers can do this using JavaScript directly in HTML 5 without relying on technologies like Flash or Silverlight.

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e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Open Laszlo Gets Its Own Track and Big Customers for the open source webtop platform

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Ajax SDK for the iPhone on the way from Backbase | Main | Quote of the Day: Vannevar Bush - "As We May Think" » September 06, 2007 Open Laszlo Gets Its Own Track and Big Customers for the open source webtop platform Way back in July, I posted a brief note about OpenLaszlo. is actually investigating using it and today I see that Open Laszlo has its own track at AjaxWorld West 2007.

eLearning Development: Useful Firefox add-ons

Upside Learning

What makes Firefox different from other browsers is it being open source and highly customizable using Firefox add-ons. Here I list some of them: Flash Switcher – Adobe Flash being the most commonly used development tool for Upside Learning, testing Flash content in different versions of Flash Player is a pain. Flash-Switcher makes things easy by allowing you to have multiple Flash Player plug-ins installed in the browser at the same time.

Comparison of Free Virtual Classroom Systems

G-Cube

All of the open source systems use Flash player and Java applet for desktop sharing, which allows them to work on all the browsers supporting Flash, but will cause problem on iOS & various versions of Android. But if you wish to also use video, VoIP, chat, whiteboard etc or wish to integrate a VCR in your application, then you may want to give Open Meetings a shot, which I found to be better than rest of the open source tools.

Is Adobe Flash Going Away?

eLearningMind

In Short… Adobe Flash Will Be Discontinued, Is Going Away, & Adobe Flash Will Be Dead. At the end of July last year, Adobe announced the impending death of Adobe Flash in 2020, and letting out a collective sigh of relief, most of the internet and its major browsers agreed to do the same. Google has already begun taking steps to remove Flash from their browser while the rest of the web settles in for the long goodbye. So, What Will Replace Flash?

Is HTML5 Ready for eLearning Development?

Upside Learning

Last week, while justifying Apple’s refusal to allow Flash player on iPhone/iPad, Steve Jobs wrote– “ New open standards created in the mobile era, such as HTML5, will win on mobile devices (and PCs too) ”. More specifically- Is it ready to compete with Flash for eLearning Development? I think HTML5 still has some real constraints and it may not replace Flash for eLearning/mLearning development in near future. In fact I believe it may not replace Flash at all.

Why Use ActionScript 3.0 in Flash Based eLearning Development?

Upside Learning

Adobe Flash Professional is undoubtedly the most popular tool for custom eLearning development. The latest version of ActionScript- ActionScript 3.0 [AS It has many new APIs and better performance which were not available in the previous versions of ActionScript [AS 1.0 & AS 2.0] and is well backed by a great Flash developer community that has contributed in developing many open source frameworks/classes/APIs. player which is not the case otherwise.

Is Adobe Flash Going Away?

eLearningMind

In Short… Adobe Flash Will Be Discontinued, Is Going Away, & Adobe Flash Will Be Dead. At the end of July last year, Adobe announced the impending death of Adobe Flash in 2020, and letting out a collective sigh of relief, most of the internet and its major browsers agreed to do the same. Google has already begun taking steps to remove Flash from their browser while the rest of the web settles in for the long goodbye. So, What Will Replace Flash?

Multitrack audio and creating MP3 podcast files: Podcasting for E-Learning

The E-Learning Curve

Today's post about Podcasting for E-Learning covers editing and rendering multitrack audio using the open-source audio editor Audacity. The demo is about seven minutes in duration, and requires Flash Player version 7 or better. An MP3-formatted version of your project file is rendered according to the settings entered in the Preferences tab. Make a cup of your favorite hot beverage Open the audio package in your software media player.

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A Complete Training Portal for Multi-device Mobile Learners

CommLab India

For example, if a course was compatible with a particular operating system and Internet browser, required a Flash player to play, and the pop-up blocker was to be disabled, and cookies enabled, it was the responsibility of the learners to setup the minimum requirements to access the course. For example, let us take the most popular and open-source training portal MOODLE, which can deliver training to all types of learners discussed above.

Using Silverlight/Expression Blend for eLearning Development

Upside Learning

Over the last ten years or so, major elearning developers have preferred to use tools like Flash, Authorware and Director from Adobe (earlier Macromedia). In recent years, with the inclusion of various features in Flash and the vast installation base of Flash Player amongst internet users, Flash has become be first choice for eLearning development and delivery over web. Is there a competitor to Flash? Is there an alternative to Flash?

Using Silverlight/Expression Blend for eLearning Development

Upside Learning

Over the last ten years or so, major elearning developers have preferred to use tools like Flash, Authorware and Director from Adobe (earlier Macromedia). In recent years, with the inclusion of various features in Flash and the vast installation base of Flash Player amongst internet users, Flash has become be first choice for eLearning development and delivery over web. Is there a competitor to Flash? Is there an alternative to Flash?

Demonstration: Editing an Audio File. Podcasting for E-Learning

The E-Learning Curve

Today's post is a demonstration outlining how to edit an audio file using the Audacity open-source non-linear sound editor. The demo is about six minutes in duration, and requires Flash Player version 7 or better. Next I described how the sound file was to be “cleaned up” by ensuring the file was: Topped & tailed Normalized NRed EQed Saved as an "_edit" version. In this section of the narrative, I'm discussing the Flash format and its uses.

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Using Silverlight/Expression Blend for eLearning Development

Upside Learning

Over the last ten years or so, major elearning developers have preferred to use tools like Flash, Authorware and Director from Adobe (earlier Macromedia). In recent years, with the inclusion of various features in Flash and the vast installation base of Flash Player amongst internet users, Flash has become be first choice for eLearning development and delivery over web. Is there a competitor to Flash? Is there an alternative to Flash?