Is the iPad Driving eLearning Towards HTML5?

Upside Learning

The battle between web technologies (read ‘ Apple and Adobe ‘) started a couple of years back when Apple decided to not support Flash on its newly launched iPad terming it buggy. Apple backed HTML5 to be the next big thing and single handedly forced the developer community to take sides. The eLearning industry was not too happy about the iPad not featuring Flash as it meant reinventing the wheel for animation and interactivity in eLearning.

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Transitioning to HTML5 for the iPad

Web Courseworks

As I’ve written before in my blog post “The Reports of Flash’s Death Are Slightly Exaggerated,” the decision to move away from Flash in favor of HTML5 is complex. eLearning Adobe Asia Comeau elearning Flash HTML5 Web CourseworksWeb Courseworks recently had to address the issue for a project for a regional electrical utility company. Theproject was originally developed over ten years ago for [.].

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Flash to HTML5 – Swiffy From Google

Upside Learning

This has come just in time for mLearning implementers; there is a new tool out in Google Labs called Swiffy that let’s one convert flash animation (swf files) to a device independent HTML5. Simply put, this will allow existing libraries of flash animation content to be ported to devices that run iOS – iPhones, iPads, and iPods. File sizes also seem to be very small; perhaps because of the plain text nature of HTML5.

How to Convert Flash to HTML5 at Scale

Hurix Digital

Nearly everyone is familiar with Adobe Flash, for those who are not, it is a software with which apps, mobile games, desktop applications, and animations are produced. You can view Flash files like mobile and desktop apps by using the Adobe Flash Player or other third-party players. What is HTML5 and why is it used? Released in 2014, HTML5 is the 5 th and the latest version of Hyper Text Markup Language (HTML). Why should you convert Flash to HTML5?

Time to move on e-learning courses from Flash to HTML5

Wizcabin

Well, there’s always a way around it – convert them from Flash to HTML5. It is not a difficult thing to do as all you need is to opt for the right authoring tool , that supports conversation to HTML5. Adobe Flash has over the years been a great software for developers, as they use it to develop e-learning courses. On the other hand, HTML5 is responsive towards all devices and browsers, making it the perfect replacement for Flash.

Ensuring An Effective Transition From Flash To HTML5

Wizcabin

Although the conversion of flash to HTML5 can take two different approaches, choosing one of them depends solely on the number of projects. In case you’re having a huge number of courses with inadequate skills, you should outsource for an effective transition from flash to HTML5. In this article, we’ll be exploring a few checklists that can guide you towards ensuring an effective transition from flash to HTML5. Audit your flash courses.

Flash to HTML5 Elearning: Costs vs. Benefits

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Adobe Flash reigned almost unchallenged as the elearning media of choice for over more than two decades; its ability to quickly create tweening animations and interactive applications were much valued by instructional and elearning developers. You’ve heard it by now and know that Adobe Flash-based elearning is on its way out and HTML5 elearning is the thing of the future. Flash-based elearning content will not play on all devices and from modern browsers.

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) ”. A few days before the launch of iPad Apple had released a list of ‘iPad ready’ websites having support for HTML5. Yes, HTML5 is a major revision over its predecessor HTML4. In fact I believe it may not replace Flash at all.

An Overview of HTML5

Integrated Learnings

Apple's recent refusal to support Flash is the latest of many headaches web developers have had to endure as the web has matured but standards have been slow to respond. I mentioned this to a Flash developer at lunch today and I could see the frustration in his eyes wondering how he's going to meet the needs of his customers who use iPads. Standardizing these headaches so that web development is more consistant across all web-based devices is the goal of HTML5.

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.

This Flash Player (Frash) Runs On iPad

Upside Learning

About a month back I blogged about Smokescreen which allows advertisers to run simple Flash movies on iPad/iPhone using HTML5/JavaScript. Today while checking my twitter feed I discovered Frash which runs Flash content on iPad/iPhone in a Safari browser. It’s an effort to take the Android implementation of Flash Player to run on iPad/iPhone. The video below shows Flash content running on iPad Safari browser using Frash –.

Adobe AIR & Flash Player 10.1– How it Can Benefit Mobile Learning

Upside Learning

Adobe also unveiled Flash platform 10.1 Flash is the favorite delivery platform (development tool) for eLearning courses due to its huge install-base and ability to produce engaging content. Due to this (and some other reasons like processor capability, device features, etc), not all devices support Flash – neither within the web-browser nor outside of it. Y ou can use existing Flash development skills to provide engaging elearning apps for handheld devices. -

Why the iPad and iPhone not supporting Adobe Flash is a Great thing for mLearning

mLearning Revolution

There’s no other Industry in the world that was more affected by Apple refusing to embrace Adobe Flash in their iOS devices like the eLearning Industry. I don’t have the exact numbers but I would venture to say that more than 98% of all eLearning was/is based on Adobe Flash (i.e. When I worked at Adobe, the question I most frequently heard from my customers was: how can we make our existing eLearning projects play on the iPad?

Adobe RoboHelp: Embed Captivate HTML5 Output

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

Adobe Captivate 6 introduced HTML5 output, allowing eLearning content to be interactive on mobile devices such as the iPhone and iPad. By combining Captivate's and RoboHelp's HTML5 outputs, you can easily support interactivity for iPhones and iPad in your help system. Currently only RoboHelp's Multiscreen HTML5 output supports Captivate's HTML5 output. Other outputs, such as WebHelp, only support Captivate's Flash output.

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4 HTML5 Authoring Tools You Need to Know About

Origin Learning

For quite sometime, Flash has been the preferred way of doing this. But with the coming of HTML5, browsers and developers of authoring tools have been working hard to catch up and provide the rich experience that is possible with this version. The new version gives native support for HTML5 animations, allows for enhanced publishing and even more customizable smart-shapes.

Smokescreen – The Future Of Flash Player?

Upside Learning

Smokescreen project is an effort to bring Flash player to the iPhone/iPad without installing the Flash plug-in. It’s an open source project implemented in HTML5 and JavaScript. For now this project is targeted at advertisers to enable them to run Flash ads on the iPhone/iPad. Here is a video demonstration of a Flash ad running on an iPad using Smokescreen –. Related posts: Adobe AIR & Flash Player 10.1–

16 Top Learning, Technology & Media Links: Weekly Digest – 17

Upside Learning

So what is the deal with iPad 2 that had led to a mania of sorts? More on tips and tricks that will help you get the most out of your iPad, digital story telling and the future of the tablet. Speaking of the iPad, the growth of mobile devices has led to an increase in social and informal learning. Buying an iPad 2: What You Need to Know. Are you interested in procuring an iPad 2 in its first few days of release? Digital Storytelling With The iPad.

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Raptivity Essential : Now Build HTML5 and Flash Interactions Simultaneously

Vikas Joshi on Interactive Learning

As Harbinger Knowledge Products unveils a brand new version of Raptivity Essential that lets you publish interactions in the HTML5 format in addition to Flash SWF format, I thought it would be interesting to talk to Shweta Kulkarni, who was involved deeply in the engineering of this product upgrade. What prompted you to go the HTML5 way? The entire Raptivity Himalaya library will be available in HTML5 format soon. We had coded these relatively effortlessly in Flash.

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.

What I Would Like to Say About HTML5 and Flash

eLearning Cyclops

There has been plenty of buzz about HTML5 and it being a "Flash killer." I think HTML5 has great potential and will be a welcomed improvement to the web, but it is still in its infancy and does not show any signs of being able to compete with Flash anytime time soon. However, if you have looked at animation and interactivity in HTML5 it does not compete with Flash at all. link] Again, here is the link to Dreamweaver's HTML5 pack. Tools HTML5 Misc.

Raptivity Presenting on M-Learning at eLearning Africa 2012 in Benin

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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. However, all that changed with the statement of one person – Steve Jobs, who declared in 2010 that iOS, Apple’s mobile operating system would not support the Flash Player. Apple’s products, the iPhone and the iPad, had (and continue to have) a large share of the mobile device market.

Adobe Captivate 6: HTML5 At Last!

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

This week, HTML5. Currently the most common way to publish a Captivate project is as a Flash SWF, an excellent solution because SWF files can be used by the vast majority of the world's personal computers, browsers and operating systems. Your learners will not need Captivate installed on their computer to use a SWF, but they will need a modern web browser and the free Adobe Flash Player (www.adobe.com). As an alternative to publishing a SWF, you can publish as HTML5.

How Suitable Is HTML5 For Mobile Learning?

Upside Learning

HTML5 is adoption for mobile learning is picking up; perhaps the iPad is one driver of change , rapid improvements in regular and mobile browsers rendering HTML5 another. Recently, while speaking to customers, we encountered one of the primary issues that corporate stumble upon when deciding on HTML5 for pilots or technology exploration initiatives. Also, HTML5 is STILL NOT a standard, which is a big deal from a security perspective.

HTML5 Converter for Adobe Captivate 5.5 is here!

Adobe Captivate

I’m really excited to share with you that we have HTML5 Converter for Adobe Captivate 5.5 With the HTML5 Converter, you can easily convert Adobe Captivate generated SWF to HTML5 format and repurpose your countless hours of interactive trainings for your mobile devices that do not support Flash content. HTML5 Converter iOS iPad iPhone rapid elearningout on Adobe Labs.

Flash Is Dead! Long Live Flash for E-Learning!

ATD Learning Technologies

The.swf file, the exported Flash object that plays in the Flash player in your browser, has been my friend for a long time. Indeed, I’ve been using Flash for my web e-learning projects since 2009. That was Flash version 3.0. Since then, I’ve programmed and built using Flash 3,4, 5, MX, MX 2004, 8, CS, CS2, CS3, CS4, CS5, CS6, CC, CC 2014 and now CC 2015. No doubt, I love Flash. HTML5 or Flash—Which One Has Wider Appeal?

The Simplest Way to Create e-Learning Content for the iPad

Trivantis

Easy Flash Content Creation. Flash Creation for Everyone. -->. Flash Creation for Everyone. -->. The Simplest Way to Create e-Learning Content for the iPad. Save a huge amount of time with the new Lectora® iPad Development Guide – a guide that walks you through the best ways to create e-Learning content on the iPad. You’ll find tips and answers to all your questions for developing effective iPad content including: Page sizing. Forum. Logins.

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Essential Steps To Convert Flash-based E-learning Content To HTML5 [Infographic]

CommLab India

For many years, Adobe Flash was used predominantly to develop graphics, games, and animations. Flash enabled the use of various interactivities that made learning enriching. It appeared that the reign of Flash would continue forever. Despite powerful features, Flash-based courses do not run on iPads, Android tabs, and other latest mobile devices. The solution to this problem lies in migrating legacy e-learning courses developed in Flash to the HTML5 format.

Flash For Mobile Is Dead

Upside Learning

Recently Amit had written about how the eLearning industry and digital media in general has been driven to HTML5 by the rapid adoption of tablet computers, namely the iPad. To further reinforce that thought, Adobe announced just yesterday that it has ceased development on the Flash mobile browser plug-in. Meaning there will be no updates to those plug-ins and future versions of Android and Blackberry Playbooks may not be able to render Flash content.

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Convert Your Cool Captivate Quizzes to HTML5 Format!

Adobe Captivate

In September, we made the HTML5 Converter for Adobe Captivate available on Adobe Labs. With HTML5 Converter, you can easily convert Adobe Captivate generated SWF to HTML5 format and repurpose your countless hours of interactive trainings for mobile devices that do not support Flash content. Assessment HTML5 iPad iPhone Quiz rapid elearning test

Publishing Adobe Captivate Projects: SWF, HTML5, or Both?

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

by Kevin Siegel      If you attend our  Adobe Captivate Beginner class , you will learn how to publish projects as SWF (for desktop users) and HTML5 (for mobile users).  Currently, the most common way to publish a Captivate project is as a Flash SWF, an excellent solution because SWF files provide the best multimedia experience for your learners. According to Adobe, the Flash Player is installed on the majority of the world's computers.

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Phasing out Flash

OpenSesame

In the early 2000’s, Flash became the dominant platform for online videos, interactive sites, and games. If you’ve watched anything on YouTube or any other video streaming provider, it’s guaranteed that you’ve used Flash to view it. In July 2017, Adobe announced that by the end of 2020 they’ll no longer update or distribute Flash. In addition, the most recent updates for many leading browsers, such as Chrome and Firefox, have been disabling Flash by default.

HTML5 and Flash: Two Ways to Create Interactivity in Mobile Learning

Vikas Joshi on Interactive Learning

Most e-learning developers assume the availability of the free Flash plug-in on the learner's browser. Some mobile devices may support Flash, others don't. The Apple iPad, iPhone and iPod are examples where your Flash elements simply won't work. Apple proposes that you use HTML5 instead, to build rich interfaces. In another post on HTML5 , I talk about its impact on web interactivity.

5 Rapid Authoring Tools To Publish Courses For Your iPads

Upside Learning

Of late, many of our clients have asked us to develop courses for deployment over PCs but which can also be viewed over the iPad. While the demand for HTML5 courses is yet to catch up, the demand is growing stronger nevertheless. This hardly comes as a surprise given that the iPad dominates the worldwide tablet market. As per data published by Good Technology in their Good Technology Device Activations Report | Q1 2012 , the iPad 2 averaged 17.7 with HTML5 Converter.

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8 reasons for using HTML5 for authoring eLearning course

Adobe Captivate

Adobe Flash has been a productive tool for authoring these courses. But, it suffered from the drawback that OS platforms of latest handheld devices don’t extend support for Flash. HTML5 has superseded Flash as a viable option for authoring eLearning courses because it is supported by all smartphones and tablets. The advantages of using HTML5 In eLearningcourses are numerous and have been enumerated below for your ready reference.

Migrating Flash Content to HTML5 – Should Training Managers Care?

CommLab India

Traditionally, Adobe Flash has been preferred by e-learning developers around the globe to develop highly interactive training courses. However, the conversion of Flash-based online content to HTML5 is on the rise and that raises questions about the future of Flash and Flash-based training content. Here are a few reasons why migrating Flash-based training content to HTML5 is important. Google Blocks Flash in Chrome.

Some Thoughts On Tablet Learning (aka Elearning On iPads)

Upside Learning

There’s no doubt the iPad has been a phenomenal success. Our earliest reactions of the iPad were that of disappointment but then iPad has gone on to shape a new category of learning, which I prefer to call ‘tablet learning’. Given that the iPad is intended to be a mobile device it is easy to call any learning happening on it to be mlearning. By accepting elearning on iPads is the same as mlearning we’re definitely setting the bar too low.

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