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.

Updates On HTML5 From Google I/O

Upside Learning

On day 1 of the I/O Google has made many announcements like release of open source, royalty-free video format WebM, Chrome Web store, opened up Google Wave, released open source Font API and directory etc. The two announcements which would make the HTML5 development easier and less time consuming are –. In Google I/O, Google has actually made the VP8 codec open source and royalty free under a new format called WebM.

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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–

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?

HTML5: Standardize on MP4 (mostly)

ICS Learning

Back in 2011 , we opined on the best approach to deliver video online which, at that time, was using Flash. About a year later, we furthered our thoughts on web-delivered video noting how the HTML5 movement had made solid progress. And so now, again about a year later, we find that with Cisco’s recent contribution of their h.264 codec to the open-source community, Mozilla now has a way to integrate that codec support into their browsers (in a away they are comfortable with).

LMS and Learning Portal Directory Plus HTML5 Course

eLearning 24-7

28 free open source vendors – on 2nd tab. Please download it and not just open up open in your window. If you do not save it after you open it, you will not see it again, because it will exist in your cache and unless you know where to find it, many people think it disappears. HTML5 Course. The course is built in 100% HTML5 and the player you will view it on, is a HTML5 player within a LMS. Click HTML5 course.

eLearning: Interesting Weekly Finds #10

Upside Learning

Open Classroom Servers. SublimeVideo [HTML5 Video Player]. It’s an HTML5 video player that will allow you to easily embed videos in any page, blog or site using the latest modern web standards. Browsers makers are still working on fully supporting the HTML5 video specification, so at the moment SublimeVideo is still in experimental state and only works on a limited number of browsers. Symbian OS now fully open source. ELIPS Studio 3.

HTML5 – Let the Games Begin!

eLearning 24-7

HTML5 – Game Changer. Without boring you to death on the details of HTML5, what I will say is this will be a game changer in our industry for a number of reasons. and YouTube (beta) are already offering videos in HTML5 players. Improved interactivity over Flash. Open Source not Proprietary like Flash. Not buggy – Flash is buggy. Flash requires a plugin (especially for updates). Can I see HTML5 sites now?

HTML5 – Let the Games Begin!

eLearning 24-7

HTML5 – Game Changer. Without boring you to death on the details of HTML5, what I will say is this will be a game changer in our industry for a number of reasons. and YouTube (beta) are already offering videos in HTML5 players. Improved interactivity over Flash. Open Source not Proprietary like Flash. Not buggy – Flash is buggy. Flash requires a plugin (especially for updates). Can I see HTML5 sites now?

2010 LMS Products of the Year

eLearning 24-7

Open Source Systems – That have to be 100% free to be considered. I like this system and its functionality in comparison to the other players in this space. Open Source LMS of the Year. The product is Flash based, which is nice, but lack of mobile optimization for the iPad. Has a built-in player for 100% HTML5 courses (1st in the market) which can be launched within their system. LMS Products of the Year 2010.

LMS and Learning Portal Directory Plus HTML5 Course

eLearning 24-7

28 free open source vendors – on 2nd tab. Please download it and not just open up open in your window. If you do not save it after you open it, you will not see it again, because it will exist in your cache and unless you know where to find it, many people think it disappears. HTML5 Course. The course is built in 100% HTML5 and the player you will view it on, is a HTML5 player within a LMS. Click HTML5 course.

HTML5 making inroads with Apple and Mozilla

Aptara

HTML5 making inroads with Apple and Mozilla. Adobe Flash lost its bid to become the main content distribution language when Apple pulled support, meaning developers have had to look further afield. Now, with many environmental factors falling into place, the time could be right for HTML5 to step up. Certainly, there has been enough activity to warrant HTML5 conversion for important pieces of content that producers want to ensure is visible across the device spectrum.

10 Widely Used Authoring Tools that Support HTML5 and Empower E-learning

CommLab India

The adaptability and flexibility of HTML5 can address learner requirements and industry experts’ needs at the same time. Flash is Fading Away. Two decades ago, e-learning developers used to develop courseware on the primary code base of JavaScript and action script in Adobe Flash. Flash was also supported by the Sharable Content Object Reference Model (SCORM) standards. Flash files (.swf) Smartphones, iPads, and tablets have opened new avenues for learning.

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

eLearning 24-7

There is something wrong when a free and open source product like Audacity can do it, yet a product that costs hundreds of dollars cannot. That it is not a good idea to have multiple programs open while you are saving and publishing your video. Flash vs. HTML5. I am seeing many vendors still offering the ability to output screen recording and video to flash. Those who do offer both Flash and HTML5 are missing a simple and essential item to their arsenal.

The Revolution is Coming: Consumer Tablets and E-Learning

eLearning 24-7

While 99% of the public, believes that the Ipad is the only player in the market, it is not. Ipad, Entourage EDGE, Camangi WebStation, Freescale, Amtek, Asus,Open Peak’s Open Tablet, ExoPC Tablet, Fusion_Garage Joo Joo, Ubuntu Linux SmartQ, EAFT MagicTile. Two cameras for capturing video and audio, 3 megapixel web cam, 5-megapixel LED flash camera. APIs, Open Source, HTML5. Other -Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF, Flash. Open Peak.

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. In continuation to our series of monthly roundup posts, here is a collection of our top 10 posts for June, each accompanied by a quick brief. Expectations From eLearning Authoring Tools.

E-learning News September 2010

eLearning 24-7

Unison allows e-learning developers to build, test, review and publish Flash-based courses in minutes, from any computer connected to the internet. Best of all, you can do this without every opening Flash. HTML5 – Covers HTML5 (619.5kb). Open Source Quiz Assessment and Tools – Free. Web Conferencing – the Players, the Duds, the Newcomers – includes a directory of all the vendors out there. HTML5 & Tablets.

15 Authoring Tools For mEnabling Your eLearning For iPads

Upside Learning

A multimedia authoring tool that goes beyond Flash and builds applications based on HTML5, Javascript, jQuery and CSS3 and works well on iOS and Android devices, and the latest HTML5-compatible browsers. Storyline publishes to three different formats: Flash, HTML5, and iOS for iPad, delivering rich multimedia and interactivity for tablet learning. Flash CS6 Toolkit for CreateJS. If you are a Flash Pro CS6 user, you can add this free (yes free!)

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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.

Elearning Authoring Tools: Comparison of 7 Major Authoring Tools

gomo learning

In this article, we look at seven of the main players, their key features, strengths, weaknesses, and the users who will benefit most from them. Adapt: Open-Source Freedom for Learning Dev Agencies. Not uncommonly, open-source is something of a double-edged sword.

Best of the Best: Content Authoring Tools

eLearning 24-7

Feature sets – they have to be more than PPT to Flash or add an audio clip and video clip to the course. It pitches that it is a m-learning product because it supports HTML5. It doesn’t output to HTML5, though. #8 SaaS based solution, that offers contractors/developers who create courses for other folks – access to the Flash files. That said, for a freebie -and yes, I said freebie (open source) it has a lot of power.

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

eLearning 24-7

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). Offers 3G and the data access is free – no additional charge, unlike a smartphone; plus many offer full Flash capabilities, color screens and the e-ink too – the mainstay. Portable Game Players.

The Top 3 Aspects of Articulate 360 You Must Know

CommLab India

It has some new features such as a responsive player which can automatically adapt the layout to all desktop or mobile devices. Some of the new features include: Responsive Player for Tablets and Smartphones. HTML5 Gesture Support. Publish to HTML5 First/Only. It is similar to the open-source eLearning authoring tool “Adapt Learning” and paid applications such as Gomolearning. .

The Latest: Rapid Content Authoring Tool Market

eLearning 24-7

Some vendors push heavily on PPT, implying that a great WBT is really a PPT converted to Flash. Flash output – still red hot. HTML5. In the latest podcast featuring Volkner Zimmerman who is on the executive board at IMC-AG, he explicitly states that HTML5 is necessary in any course output for mobile. Flash isn’t going anywhere, except maybe the route of leaded gasoline. HTML5 is the new “Green” Get it now.

Rapid Content Authoring Tools 2010 – Innovators, Winners and Updated Trends

eLearning 24-7

Innovation abounded and the push to focus on the “PPT to Flash&# angle continued to shine. Open Source Product of the Year (i.e. You get the Flash code – YES – you get the code, which you can do whatever you want with it. Sure, other vendors will say you can do that too, but you have to open each object file to get it. Supports HD h.264 codec, which the iPad supports, and a few browsers for HTML5.

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

eLearning 24-7

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). Offers 3G and the data access is free – no additional charge, unlike a smartphone; plus many offer full Flash capabilities, color screens and the e-ink too – the mainstay. Portable Game Players.

E-Learning Early Indicators

eLearning 24-7

Continued growth for open source solutions; Moodle is still the king; especially in education, although it is slowly starting to appear in the business and government side. #2 A couple of rapid content authoring tool vendors are incorporating HTML5 features in their tool, which can be used on tablets, and of course the iPad. Some solutions really becoming a turnkey PowerPoint to Flash product with minimal features or very basic.

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

eLearning Learning Posts

The Return on Peer Review - elearnspace , June 14, 2010 Martin Weller – a long time advocate for openness in education, demonstrating through practice rather than hype – discusses the return on peer review : Peer-review is one of the great unseen tasks performed by academics. Course Content Authoring Tools – Open Source (Free) - eLearning 24-7 , June 7, 2010 Below is a list of course authoring tools – think “rapid e-learning authoring software&#. Flash (59).

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Skinning Lectora’s New HTML5-based Media Player

Trivantis

Something many of our users have been asking for in recent months is the ability to run video and audio media via HTML5 rather than with a Flash-based media player, as well as the ability to use Closed Captioning with media on mobile devices. The new HTML5 media player is also coming to Lectora Online very soon! The new player is based on the open-source MediaElement.js Click Manage Custom Skins to open its dialog.