This is the fifth post in a series of “Roadmap from eLearning to mLearning – Content, Technology and Costs “. In case you missed the previous post, here it is “1234 Steps to Getting Started with Mobile learning“.
For years, Adobe Flash was a dominant tool used for authoring of graphics, animations, games and rich Internet applications. It breathed life into eLearning courses, with advanced Interactivities such as puzzles, simulations, drag-&-drops, role plays and complex animations, making learning more effective and enriching.
Everything was going fine with Flash till Steve Job’s decision not to support Flash on the iPad and iPhone came up. This decision continued to affect how companies develop elearning courseware and Internet content. Let’s see more about the challenges with Flash and how HTML5 rose to power.
As soon as iPad was launced, it quickly found its way into education sector. There was just one problem, it did not support Flash – and a great deal of e-learning content is created using Flash. This created a great problem for eLearning developers.
Solution – HTML5
So, how do you make your Flash based eLearning courses into HTML5 eLearning content?
How Do I Create eLearning With HTML5?
You can convert your existing eLearning material into HTML5, using various authoring tools. These tools help in the smooth transition of your existing flash based training material into HTML5, retaining the interactivities that were adopted for eLearning. Let’s see some popular authoring tools that can convert your existing eLearning into mLearning
Adobe Captivate 7
Adobe Captivate has publishing options to Flash and HTML5. You can create a same course for both desktop and mobile devices by just publishing the course to HTML5. Captivate can intelligently detect, whether the learners delivery platform is a Desktop or a mobile device and delivers the right content for the right device.
Articulate Storyline can facilitate a smooth transition into HTML5 online courses, from traditional flash based eLearning. Storyline is capable of producing e-learning courses in Flash, HTML5 as well as iOS format from a single source.
Articulate Mobile Player an iPad app from Articulate Storyline beautifully displays interactive e-learning content created in Articulate Storyline.
iSpring is a PowerPoint to HTML5 converter; it is an add-on for PowerPoint. You can play your presentation on iPad and other mobile devices. Animations, activities, audio, video and all PowerPoint styles are preserved, as they were before the conversion.
Lectora enables you to publish your course into HTML format, which makes the course run on mobile and tablet devices. Lectora also offers free iPad templates for eLearning courses. These templates can also be customized according to your eLearning content and requirements.
This is how you can enable your eLearning courses. Stay tuned for my next post to know “How to meet the Compliance requirements of mobile learning”.
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