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5 Advantages of Using HTML5 for E-learning Courses

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5 Advantages of Using HTML5 for E-learning Courses

The eLearning industry is stepping into the next level with the help of advanced technologies and fluctuating trends. Moreover,now-a-days curriculumis getting more interactive and the learners are shifting in large numbers to mobile devices. As a consequence, the process of eLearning designing is changing. To suit these trends and changes, HTML5 is being used for the development of online courses.

HTML5 is the latest version of Hypertext Mark-up Language (HTML), which includes CSS 3 and JavaScript. This version has enabled us to do many things which were not possible with earlier versions. It now allows us to embed images, animations and other objects into the eLearning course. The main reason to shift to HTML5 is that using the mobile devices in every aspect of day to day lives, and here HTML5 has been proved to be the troubleshooter.

Now, I will discuss the advantages of HTML5 in eLearning courses.

Delivery of Mobile Content: Learners are using mobile devices to access knowledge and information. It is a known fact that Flash output is not supported by iPads, iPhones and other mobiles, whereas mobiles and iPads, by default, support HTML5 content. HTML5 has some smart meta-tags that enable us to optimize the content for mobiles.

Supports Offline Data Storage: We know that learners, now-a-days, want to access knowledge anywhere, anytime. They want data to be stored.So, HTML5 providesoffline support. This means that it can handle or store the data even when the application is not linked to the Internet.

Organization of Content: HTML5 helps set the content flow with a pre-determined width that allows adjustments like making content wider or narrower depending on the size of the browser window. The web content can also be organized in such a way that it is understood by search engines and screen-readers easily.

Supports Browsers: We can create rich web applications with the help of HTML5, as web browsers like Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Apple Safari are now trying to support all features of HTML5. One of the major advantages of HTML5 is that it doesn’t need any kind of plug-in for the web browser, to understand the code.

Development of Games: HTML5 helps create interactive mobile-friendly games that can be used to make our courses interactive. We can also integrate simple graphics, create simple 2D drawings and do a lot more without plug-ins.

There are several Authoring toolssuch as Adobe Captivate 7, Articulate Storyline, Camtasia Studio 8, iSpring, etc. available in market that allows to publish the courses into a HTML5 compatible format.

HTML5 is a good option to deploy courses across different platforms. Hope this blog was use full to you.

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