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. More specifically- Is it ready to compete with Flash for eLearning Development?

7 Reasons Why You Must Convert Flash Games to HTML5

Hurix Digital

Adobe Flash ruled the internet for a long time. However, owing to glaring security gaps, performance, and stability issues that Flash games presented on mobile devices, a need for change became more pressing. What is Flash? HTML5 – The Alternative to Adobe Flash.

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The Future of Streaming – Get Ahead of the Curve

Abila

For 22 years, everyone who’s connected to the internet has experienced the wonderful functionality of Adobe Flash. Flash has been a dominant force of technology in video and advertisement delivery. This evolved through the years to a degree where major browsers announced they would no longer support the Flash platform. . When browsers started to ban Flash, internet video possibilities began to screech to a halt, unless … a great replacement became available. .

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. Flash will be allowed to die in 2020 as Adobe ceases to support the standard. Extensive use of Flash makes this development a concern for those of us working in the eLearning industry. The troubled history of Flash.

Phasing out Flash

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.

Mobile Flash?

AMVONET

As you may have heard, Adobe last week admitted defeat in its long-running battle with Apple over Adobe’s Flash technology. As Apple’s CEO, the late Jobs barred Flash from Apple’s iPhone and other handheld devices and famously wrote an open letter last year explaining why.

Is it time to Abandon Adobe Flash in eLearning Design? [Chime in]

mLearning Revolution

This morning while reading the latest news, I came across a CNET news article, entitled “Flash quietly re-emerges on Amazon’s Kindle Fire.” ” Speaking to All Things Digital in an interview published on Tuesday, Amazon’s Kurt Kufeld confirmed that his company has been quietly testing Flash support with Kindle Fire owners since February. ” “One we heard often from customers was that they wanted to view Flash content,” he said.

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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?

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.

MP4 – Making Flash-based E-learning Videos Universal

CommLab India

Over the last few years, his organization developed hundreds of e-learning videos in Flash. So, Sean’s boss asked him to make the Flash-based online learning videos accessible on mobile devices. How can e-learning developers make videos developed in Flash mobile-compatible? Unlike Flash, MP4 is a universal format. Videos published in this format are of better quality, compared to their Flash counterparts. What are you planning to do with your Flash videos?

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?

Adobe Flash Content for Mobile Devices Using iSwifter App

Instancy

Deliver Adobe Flash Content for Mobile Devices using iSwifter App. Accessing Adobe Flash Content for iPad or iphone Made Easy with Instancy. Remember when we all thought Flash was the answer? How to get Flash Content on iPad and iPhone and Other Mobile Devices.

Understanding Video File Types: Codecs, Containers, and Outputs

TechSmith Camtasia

A container is the file that contains your video, audio streams, and any closed caption files as well. FLV, F4V, and SWF are flash video formats designed for Flash Player, but they’re commonly used to stream video on YouTube. Flash is not supported by iOS devices.

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.

Delivering streaming video to mobile devices

TechSmith Camtasia

Apple doesn't allow Flash--the technology commonly used by websites to deliver online video--to run on Apple devices such as the iPad or iPhone. Which is helping to drive the adoption of HTML5 as an alternate method of delivering video to mobile and desktop browsers. Screencast.com will automatically use HTML5 to deliver your video to Flash-less devices like the iPad. Photo credit: AdamKR.

Migrate To HTML5 – Responsive Or Mobile-Friendly eLearning To Create High Impact Learning Experiences

Adobe Captivate

Organizations worldwide are looking at migrating their legacy Flash course to HTML5 to support mobile learning. Till a few years ago, Flash was pretty much the default authoring tool to offer online courses. As a result, organizations across the world have a significant investment in legacy courses based on Flash. Today, Most browsers do not support Flash. Why An Investment On Migration Of Legacy Courses To HTML5 Is An Absolute Necessity?

Latest HTML5 convert: YouTube

Aptara

Latest HTML5 convert: YouTube. Ever since Apple made the calculated decision that its devices could get by without Adobe Flash, the pressure has been on for content providers to find a new way forward. As a language that does not require a plugin to display correctly, HTML5 has stepped up to take that mantle. Powering through its early challenges such as a lack of compatibility with old Web browsing software, HTML5 has proved its case among an increasing group of developers.

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. 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. .

How Apple Killed Flash for eLearning (and What to do with All That Non-Compatible Courseware)

eLearningMind

In 2010, Steve Jobs singlehandedly started one of the biggest–OK, maybe the only–software feuds by stating that Apple products wouldn’t support Flash, citing reasons like a high fail rate, lag time, and the overall unnecessary nature of the platform. It was Jobs’ opinion that Apple users wouldn’t miss out on any multimedia just because their devices didn’t support Flash. percent of websites used Flash for multimedia applications.

HTML5: A future without plugins?

Aptara

HTML5: A future without plugins? Such companies thrive on the use of languages such as HTML5, which allows development across everything from desktop PCs to iOS devices, a range that puts it beyond older technologies such as Adobe Flash. This streaming video provider has a huge audience worldwide and is constantly looking for new ways to reach these individuals with its online offerings.

Multimedia experiences growing stronger in HTML5

Aptara

Multimedia experiences growing stronger in HTML5. The movement away from using Flash in both internal and external content by businesses has been slowed by one important factor: This language has been seen as the primary distribution method for rich multimedia such as audio and video. This attachment to multimedia means businesses were waiting for a viable alternative way to send out their multimedia communications - and it appears they have received one in the form of HTML5.

Predictions of HTML5 ascendancy gain urgency

Aptara

Predictions of HTML5 ascendancy gain urgency. And now, it appears HTML5 Web and app design is here to execute the same kind of switch. While Flash has been the standard for years, it can no longer offer the type of experience developers and users are after. ReadWrite recently predicted that the time has come for HTML5, indicating that the end of Flash on YouTube is a sure sign. At the same time, HTML5 support appeared on YouTube as a test feature.

Pressure mounting to lose Flash in Web content

Aptara

Pressure mounting to lose Flash in Web content. The struggle of HTML5 against Flash is one of the Internet's current main elements. Flash is the entrenched choice, due to its longtime presence on Web pages. Now, it's worth leaders considering Flash to HTML5 conversion for their rich resources to fit in with the new wave of computing and Web apps. It's not a fun process, and HTML5 is meant to avoid those types of extra downloads.

Google underlines HTML5 importance with auto-convert policy

Aptara

Google underlines HTML5 importance with auto-convert policy. The current schism worth studying involves how rich digital content appears online - for years, Flash was the standard. Now, however, HTML5 has shown that such a model is not required. A wave of Flash to HTML5 conversion is the next logical step, as the latter is becoming a crucial Internet building block. What is the tipping point for when a new technology becomes an unstoppable force in the market?

Links of the Week

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

Flash isn't BAD and HTML5 isn't GOOD In the seemingly never ending Flash vs. HTML wars, Streaming Learning Center's Jan Ozer decided to run a simple test (using YouTube) to compare both players' CPU utilization. In summary: Flash isn't always bad and HTML5 isn't always good.

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Some FAQs about Adobe’s announcements yesterday

Steve Howard

Adobe announced to increase its efforts on HTML5, use of the Flash Player for applications (packaged with AIR) and specific desktop browsing use cases including premium video and console-quality gaming. As a result, Adobe will no longer develop Flash Player for mobile web browsers. See this Flash Platform blog post for more details: [link]. What does this mean for Flash Player support on desktops? What will happen with Flash Player support on RIM?s

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Top 10 LMS/LCMS Trends and Forecasts

eLearning 24-7

Another small trend is providing advanced admin capabilities in the form of admins who have CSS, Flash,PHP or other languages. The use of geolocation – available in HTML5. HTML5. What if your LMS/LCMS is using extensively or some component of Flash? How will you handle HTML5? Granted it will take years for web sites to fully integrate into HTML5, but tablet vendors are supporting it, and in some cases using it exclusively.

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Extended Enterprise and Your Learning Management System

Absorb LMS

This has been most evident in our industry’s quick response to the demise of Flash at the beginning of the decade; where LMS innovation had previously been associated with a glacial pace, cloud computing and the new reality of mobile interfaces written in HTML5, saw a change in attitude to how more responsive road maps and faster development cycles were being perceived by LMS vendors. From expense to revenue stream.

Extended Enterprise and Your Learning Management System

Absorb LMS

This has been most evident in our industry’s quick response to the demise of Flash at the beginning of the decade; where LMS innovation had previously been associated with a glacial pace, cloud computing and the new reality of mobile interfaces written in HTML5, saw a change in attitude to how more responsive road maps and faster development cycles were being perceived by LMS vendors. From expense to revenue stream.

15 Authoring Tools For mEnabling Your eLearning For iPads

Upside Learning - Mobile

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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Delivering content in multiple formats – A common publishing challenge?

Magic EdTech

PDFs converted to Flash : These have a short lifetime as Flash is waning in popularity. HTML5 : This format is mobile-friendly with a standardized format that provides a wide variety of resources and interactivities and cross-platform compatibility. XML : This format requires a dedicated player that dynamically creates HTML5 format based on the XML source ?le, MP4 : This is a digital multimedia file format that is widely used to stream videos online.

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

Origin Learning

The shift from Flash to HTML5. For years, Flash has ruled mobile content delivery arena. But it’s high time that content designers shunned the legacy approach and embraced HTML5 – the smarter and faster way to render engaging content such as animations and videos to a whole range of mobile devices. companies implemented HTML5 on their corporate websites.

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The Online Learning Jargon Buster

Learning Pool

Adapt Builder is an authoring tool that allows you to create fully responsive, multi-device, HTML5 e-learning courses that display effectively on tablet devices and smartphones (as well as PCs and laptops). Learn more about Learning Pool’s LxP Stream here. Flash.

What is an eLearning Authoring Tool? What is the Best eLearning Authoring Software?

Pinlearn

Afterwards, also bring it to your notice that there are many software solutions and tools that can be considered as authoring tools, for example, Flash, MS Word, and PowerPoint. Highlights : HTML5 : HTML5 for seamless video streaming and mobile-friendly course design. Wiping out the main disadvantages of a flash-based software, it dependably utilizes HTML5 to make the content load quicker on PCs, tablets and mobile phones.

Rich content being viewed on mobile devices

Aptara

It may pay to remember that Flash is essentially a dead format where mobile devices are concerned. The iPhone was notable in its early days for a lack of Flash support, but as sometimes happens with Apple products, the absence of Flash became the rule rather than the exception. Now, the mobile landscape is dominated by devices that don't include Flash and major content providers have found a way to serve videos without that plugin.

New mLearning Authoring Tools – Wave #2

mLearning Trends

The new web-based HTML5 authoring package looks and performs quite well and delivers an impressive array of authoring features that can produce exceptionally nice looking mobile content for the various web kit-based mobile devices and tablets including Apple’s iPad and the full range of Android-based tablets. Their latest offering renders content that includes a video stream, a slide deck, notes and other learning resources using a consolidated time line metaphor all using HTML5.

Part II : Where Are You with Your Blended Learning Strategy?

CraneMorley

Tactical: Flash to HTML5 conversion – turning lemons into lemon aid. Flash to HTML5 conversion – turning lemons into lemon aid. If you have a legacy curriculum of Flash eLearning courses, you already know that soon, most internet browsers will no longer support the Flash player. Then along came YouTube and other video streaming services supported by an explosion in bandwidth and the distribution of video as part of eLearning is no longer an issue.

On Fire in 2013 – What’s going to be hot in e-learning

eLearning 24-7

HTML5. Listen you love flash. You can’t live without it – but unless you want to be able to only see your courses on tablets that only support flash (and they all also support HTML5) or have zero desire to see your courses on the iPads (which support only HTML5), you will need to face reality. In 2012, I’ve seen a slow uptake with tools that can output to HTML5.

“Current Need-to-Know Tools and What’s Around the Corner” Nick Floro #olconf

Learning Visions

Check out the Backchannel – this is the online stream that often accompanies a conference as people share information on Twitter, through blogs, and more. Stop creating in Flash. HTML5 – explore that. These are my live blogged notes from a concurrent session at this year’s Online Learning Conference , hosted by Training Magazine and happening in Denver. Forgive any typos and incoherencies.

Authoring Tool Trends

eLearning 24-7

That said, it is utilized in the following ways: Video streaming – off the vendor’s servers (not yours). HTML5 output. After creating the course, you can output it to HTML5 which will be seen on any tablet/smartphone – but its power is with tablets. As HTML5 develops with its capabilities, so well the possibilities with the output. Some big pluses with HTML5 over Flash for example are: Can manipulate the code – it is open, flash is proprietary.