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. HTML5 is being hailed as equally competent in developing rich-media, adopted by Google and Apple. The list is getting longer, as HTML5 is an open-source standard. HTML5 has to still take strides in creating a network of browser support.

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).

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LMS and Learning Portal Directory Plus HTML5 Course

eLearning 24-7

28 free open source vendors – on 2nd tab. They are offsetting their cost for their servers by including it into the price. Back end is a CMS or some form of one on your server, otherwise how to access the data – thus I feel the term “CMS&# as a true standalone should slowly stop to exist, albeit I understand from a marketing reason why it will not. Please download it and not just open up open in your window. HTML5 Course.

CMS: An Alternative to a LMS for those who seek Portals or Communities

eLearning 24-7

And, with the costs of a LCMS or even some CMSs, you might want to seek out the open source – FREE way. Unless you plan to add some APIs (since they are open source, you could) to create reports on some data or do robust data collection, it is not going to happen. When I say “web&# , this means the course sits on your server or if you are using a 3rd party and they are hosting a server for you – it is located there. video, Flash (.flv),

eLearning: Interesting Weekly Finds #10

Upside Learning

Open Classroom Servers. The OpenClassroom Server (OCS) places the teacher in control of an easily managed local Web 2.0 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. Its key features are Full-window mode, Full-screen mode, HTML5 video [no flash plugin required]. Symbian OS now fully open source. ELIPS Studio 3.

LMS and Learning Portal Directory Plus HTML5 Course

eLearning 24-7

28 free open source vendors – on 2nd tab. They are offsetting their cost for their servers by including it into the price. Back end is a CMS or some form of one on your server, otherwise how to access the data – thus I feel the term “CMS&# as a true standalone should slowly stop to exist, albeit I understand from a marketing reason why it will not. Please download it and not just open up open in your window. HTML5 Course.

eLearning: How to Pick an LMS

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

Things like file format (Flash vs. PDF, PowerPoint vs. Spreadsheet) can make a difference in what systems are a potential fit. Does the LMS support HTML5 versions of SCORM? Some systems, like open-source LMSs, may seem attractive because of low costs and easy customization, but they can be more complicated to use than software services that make support staff available.

Ten tips to build interactivity

eFront

In this market, open source solutions are not as well evolved as they are in the LMS market, but some developments are taking place in this area. Adobe has had to address HTML5 issues and, no doubt, will embrace the issues posed by the up-and-coming Tin Can. Articulate – The Storyline product is proving popular but is still closely allied to converting PowerPoint into Flash. Lectora will publish both Flash and HTML5 for Apps and rendering through iPads and smartphones.

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.

Times are changing – trends in the content authoring tool market

eLearning 24-7

You work online via the servers of your vendor. Remember when only a few offered the PPT to Flash option in their tools? In the content authoring tool market, the number of vendors who offered either mobile learning build capabilities within their tool or offered a stand-alone mobile course authoring tool is 28, of which two are free open source solutions. Output to HTML5HTML5 across the tech space is continuing to grow – at a strong clip.

The Ultimate Glossary of eLearning Terms

LearnUpon

CDN is a global network of proxy servers deployed in multiple data centers to enable the high availability and high performance of content being viewed by the learner. Flash. Adobe Flash technology has supported the delivery of multimedia content for nearly twenty years. Three popular eLearning formats rely on Flash technology: SCORM, xAPI (Tin Can), and video. HTML5. HTML5 technology provides many tools to fill the gap left by the decline of Flash.

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

eLearning 24-7

HTML5 will be available on every one of those tablets, plus they will offer Flash (notable exception the iPad). Bigger screen, higher horsepower, gbs, APIs in HTML5 – greater multimedia experience for anyone and geolocation – huge, especially for people who do new hire training or want to create a real world scenario brought within the tablet HTML5 structure. Again, open source programs exist today that you can use as a feature within your LMS.

Latest E-Learning Insight and News

eLearning 24-7

Systems that are only available as hosted on your own servers are starting to significantly decline. Equally of interest, are the increase in open source systems that offer for a fee, hosting on their own servers, rather than on yours. Now some of these systems will offer hosted on your own servers – if you demand it – but their goal is to have it “in the cloud” What about Extended Enterprise or academia/education? Open Source Systems.

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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. iTunes, iTunes University, Facebook, MySpace, CD, web server & more. SAAS or hosted on your own servers.

The Top 3 Aspects of Articulate 360 You Must Know

CommLab India

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. . There is no need of any server or LMS to send the courses for stakeholders’ or SMEs’ review. Finally, the much awaited day has arrived and Articulate launched its enhanced eLearning authoring tool – “ Articulate 360 ”.

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

eLearning 24-7

HTML5 will be available on every one of those tablets, plus they will offer Flash (notable exception the iPad). Bigger screen, higher horsepower, gbs, APIs in HTML5 – greater multimedia experience for anyone and geolocation – huge, especially for people who do new hire training or want to create a real world scenario brought within the tablet HTML5 structure. Again, open source programs exist today that you can use as a feature within your LMS.

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. Want to try the new HTML5 media player?