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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E-learning is a highly effective training methodology. According to a report released by IBM, companies who utilize eLearning tools and strategies have the potential to boost productivity up to 50%. For every $1 that company spends, it is estimated that they can receive $30 worth of productivity. Therefore, it does not come as a surprise when Docebo reported that the worldwide market for eLearning will grow to a staggering $51.5 billion by 2016.
Create Flash-like Interactivities Using Storyline
Effective interactivities are the heart of a good e-learning course. They can be used not only to assess the learner efficiently, but also to reinforce the learning. They may be in the form of click-on-tab/images/numbers, slide shows, FAQs, etc. When these questions are gamified, they can be more effective in engaging the learner.
Do you know that you can reduce the time taken to develop online traning courses, considerably, using the Slide Master? Once you create a layout, you can use it as many times as you want for multiple eLearning courses.
Many a time, kickoff meetings of eLearning projects begin with great fanfare. People are excited about working on a new project and enter the room with great enthusiasm. The meeting ends, and everyone feels satisfied that a good plan has been created for the successful implementation of the project. But, after a few weeks, the participants of the kickoff meeting find that nothing is going as planned and are very disappointed.
Welcome to today’s blog post. There are several strategies and principles defined to help the development of successful learning programs. Shortening these, we prepare checklists or even mini checklists to avoid any obvious hazards during development.
Imagine you have a client who wants a highly interactive and a good looking course within a tight timeframe and an even tighter budget! You know you have minimal resources and a lot of work to be done in a short time. This is where templates can come to your rescue!
How can you develop a top-notch eLearning course that meets your learning needs very effectively and delights your learners? Well, you need to follow a set process to create wonderful online courses.
Do you wish to develop first-rate eLearning courses to deliver excellent training to your staff members, in quick time? Are you looking for powerful software to develop top-notch online training materials to equip your people with the needed knowledge and skills? Then, you need to use Adobe Presenter.
Resources in an eLearning course enable learners to view/ save the external data provided by training managers. This helps the learners gain more knowledge about the topic on which they are trained.
“Bravo! We’ve received a new project from that client we’ve been looking forward to work for. Let’s arrange for a quick project kickoff meeting and begin demonstrating our excellence to them”, says the manager. Every single staff member associated with the project will enter the room with great enthusiasm, as the “I like new beginnings” human tendency pops out. Hours passed by and the team walks out with a sense of achievement as they feel they have figured out the most efficient way to deal with the project. Let’s fast forward this scenario to a few months from now.