Multimedia Wars: Flash or HTML5

G-Cube

The current debate between Flash and HTML5 rests largely on multi-media features. If a media and interactivity rich training course is the need of the day then Flash is a comfortable choice today. The list is getting longer, as HTML5 is an open-source standard.

Converting Flash-based E-learning Content to HTML5 Why and How

CommLab India

For years, Adobe Flash was the uncrowned king of the e-learning world. It appeared that the reign of Flash would continue forever. But, all this changed with the advent of the mobile learning era. Step 2: Extract Content and Media from the Flash-based Course.

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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.

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.

4 Reasons You Should Invest in Flash to HTML5 Conversion

CommLab India

Have you invested heavily in Flash-based e-learning? Well, you need to convert them to the HTML5 format. The primary reason you should convert your Flash-based courses into the HTML5 format is that these courses cannot be accessed on most mobile devices.

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. Apple’s products, the iPhone and the iPad, had (and continue to have) a large share of the mobile device market.

Flash Dead for eLearning

Tony Karrer

I've been warning about this since January 2010 in Still No Flash , and called it out further as the signs became more serious in May 2010 with Beginning of Long Slow Death of Flash. And said, The death of Flash is continuing. Really Flash was part of that last wave.

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6 Tips To Convert eLearning Courses From Flash To HTML5

EI Design

Mobile devices are all the rage, and it looks like their popularity is here to stay. 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.

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).  Of course, SWFs have a problem. SWF and HTML5 versions.

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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. When you get mobile, the world changes rapidly. 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.

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. Learning Technology flash to html5

How to Convert Adobe Flash E-learning to HTML5 [Infographic]

CommLab India

Despite its powerful features, Flash is not compatible with most smartphones and tablets. With the demand for mobile learning increasing, the incompatibility of Flash with mobile devices is a serious disadvantage. Learning Technology flash to html5

How to Use the Flash Courses to HTML5 Conversion Opportunity to Improve Your ROI

Adobe Captivate

Organizations have tremendous investment in Flash-based legacy courses. With the phasing out of Flash, the legacy Flash courses need to be converted to HTML5 so that they can support multi-device delivery (that is, the same course can run across devices from desktops/laptops to tablets/smartphones). I founded EI Design in 2002, and for nearly a decade, Flash was the leading (and often the only) authoring tool.

Phasing out Flash: all your courses will be mobile ready by 2019

OpenSesame

In the early 2000s, 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. What does the end of Flash mean for OpenSesame courses?

Watch Out For These Trends in Mobile Learning: 2015 And Beyond

Origin Learning

Global mobile data traffic grew 69 percent in 2014 and was nearly 30 times the size of the entire global Internet in 2000. Mobile video traffic exceeded 50 percent of total mobile data traffic for the first time in 2012. The shift from Flash to HTML5.

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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. What will you have to do to avoid problems in the future? Currently, you can export SCORM packages to Flash, HTML, or both.

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.

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.

Life After Flash: Giving Your Flash-based eLearning New Life

Brella

After serving for twenty years, Flash is settling into a well-earned retirement. A Brief History of Flash’s Demise. Steve Jobs dealt the killing blow in 2010 with his famous “ Thoughts on Flash ” essay. Implications of Flash’s Downfall. Fixing Your Flash Legacy Problem.

How to Use the Flash Courses to HTML5 Conversion Opportunity to Improve Your ROI

EI Design

Organizations have tremendous investment in Flash-based legacy courses. In this blog, I outline how you can use this opportunity of Flash to HTML5 conversion to adopt new and trending learning strategies that will help you improve the ROI on your training spend.

Choosing Mobile Learning Solutions Using Standards

JCA Solutions

Using Standards Separately or Together for Effective Mobile Learning. For many years, mobile learning was one of those promises. To that end came the development of HTML5 and responsive web content that adjusts to the screen size. Standards to Advance Mobile Learning.

Tips to Convert E-learning to HTML5 Seamlessly with Articulate Storyline

CommLab India

When Apple announced it would not support Flash on its devices, many organizations thought they had Windows and Chrome to access their Flash-based e-learning courses on. Learn How to convert Flash courses to HTML5. Learning Technology flash to html5

The 4 S’s of mobile design

E-Learning Provocateur

Given that smartphone sales are estimated to exceed PC sales by the end of this year, and mobile Internet users are expected to exceed desktop Internet users soon after, I have finally concluded that the time is ripe for mobile learning. I call them the 4 S’s of mobile design.

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7 Mobile Learning Facts L&D Managers Should Know

Obsidian Learning

More than 5 billion people in the world own a mobile phone. Clearly, mobile technology is making a significant impact in our world. In either case, you’ll need to determine if mobile learning deliverables will function properly on the devices.

HTML5 benefits outshining limitations

Aptara

HTML5 benefits outshining limitations. This is a problem, as the ways in which users consume materials created by businesses are changing, and staying the course may lead to frustration as consumers access Web portals through their mobile devices. Seeing the light on HTML5.

#mLearncon Joe Ganci, Which tools to use for desktop and mobile development

Challenge to Learn

Mobile does affect the type of content that is being created. Flash vs HTML5. Flash still isn’t dead despite of the problem on mobile platforms. But it will be HTML5 in the future. Html5test.com is a site where you can test how compatible your course is with HTML5. Big problem with HTML5 is that still many people use old browsers like Internet Explorer 8 that don’t support HTML5.

Mobile Learning Moves the Evolution of Authoring Tools

Association eLearning

Also, since projections currently show that the web will be accessed by more mobile devices than desktops by 2014, this post will also explain how D2W has been designed to help authors create and distribute engaging eLearning anywhere… well, almost anywhere. 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?)

7 Essentials of a Successful Mobile Learning Strategy

Obsidian Learning

Broadly defined, mobile learning can happen anywhere, anytime, on any mobile device. To deploy mobile learning successfully, you’ll need to make that broad definition very specific to your organization and users. There are many ways to deploy mobile learning in an organization.

Go Mobile?

CLO Magazine

Mobile learning is often viewed as the next big thing in learning delivery. With the rise of mobile technology, many learning executives are saying mobile is the innovative delivery method of choice when it comes to getting content to employees. As mobile learning use matures, organizations are figuring out where it makes the most sense — and, perhaps more important, where it does not. That said, mobile learning is on the rise: 17 percent of U.S.

The Web without Flash is getting closer

Aptara

The Web without Flash is getting closer. A general movement of Flash to HTML5 conversion has changed the fabric of the Web. Farewell to Flash. The presented argument against Flash has two poles, namely its security flaws and lack of relevance.

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. Mobile Readiness.

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

mLearning Revolution

I love Mobile and everything that it represents. I enjoy the simplicity of mobile. The Mobile Effect. I was thinking about how my own experience with mobile since my first iPhone and later the iPad and all the other devices I’ve owned since, have impacted me in a big way.

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5 Must-Adopt Mobile Learning Strategies For Corporate Training

Adobe Captivate

Today, mobile learning is an integral part of most organizations’ training deliveries. In this article, I share 5 mobile learning strategies that you can adopt for corporate training. Mobile Learning Strategies For Corporate Training You Should Adopt.

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5 Must-Adopt Mobile Learning Strategies For Corporate Training

EI Design

Today, mobile learning is an integral part of most organizations’ training deliveries. In this article, I share 5 mobile learning strategies that you can adopt for corporate training. Mobile Learning Strategies For Corporate Training You Should Adopt.

Pooja Jaisingh – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

Learnnovators: What changes/shifts do you foresee in the support for animations and complex simulations in this ‘No Flash’ age? Pooja: Tools have already started aligning themselves to adapt to the HTML5 publish option. Most of the authoring tools allow you to publish your courses to HTML5 format along with the Flash format. Also, Adobe has an Edge family of tools which allows you to create HTML5 content, and one of these tools is Edge Animate.

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What You Need to Know About Delivering SCORM on Mobile

CommLab India

Mobile learning has been the talk of the town for a while now. Learners are readily embracing the technological benefits of using their mobile devices to access learning. How is reporting affected when SCORM courses are viewed on mobile devices? .

A sign of the future: Adobe embracing HTML5

Aptara

A sign of the future: Adobe embracing HTML5. These businesses will instead have to gravitate toward technologies such as HTML5, which handily solve the problems of a fragmented mobile ecosystem and the overlap between the use cases for smartphones, tablets and notebook computers.