For years, Adobe Flash was the uncrowned king of the e-learning world. This powerful authoring tool demonstrated a high degree of flexibility in terms of creating online learning interactions – you could incorporate a wide variety of web-based learning interactivities, ranging from simple click-on-tabs to complex branching scenarios. It seemed that the reign of Flash would never end.
Sean is an e-learning developer in a large automobile company. Over the last few years, his organization developed hundreds of e-learning videos in Flash. These videos went a long way in imparting good training to its staff. However, the advent of the mobile age has rendered these web-based learning resources redundant because they cannot be accessed on the latest smartphones and tablets used by the staff. So, Sean’s boss asked him to make the Flash-based online learning videos accessible on mobile devices.
Smartphone usage has trumpeted in the last few years. According to research by Statista, the number of Smartphone users is expected to pass the five billion mark by 2019. The trouble is that most Smartphones and tablet PCs do not support Flash, which makes Flash-based courses archaic.
Many organizations are now realizing the need to make their eLearning content available through Smartphones and tablets. They wish to implement mobile learning by making their e-learning courses accessible through mobile devices. But the e-learning courses that run on desktops do not run on iPads or the latest version of android tablets, if they were developed using Flash. The reason being Flash based courses are not supported by iOS versions.
It is well-known that the use of first-rate animations and graphics plays a key role in enhancing the efficacy of an online learning course. But, how can you develop top-notch animations and graphics for your eLearning course? Well, there are many tools in the market to create these multimedia elements. But, the most widely used of all these tools is Adobe Suite. A major component of Adobe Suite is Flash, which is very popular.
It is common knowledge that a well-designed menu provides a good idea of the chapters in an eLearning course. So, how can you create an effective menu for your online course? What are the various ways of presenting information the menu of a digital course?
Flash is an excellent tool to develop highly interactive courses. It offers incredible flexibility to the developer to present content and include animations, graphics and interactivities. In order to get the most out of Flash, the developer needs to know the commands which are very useful to develop eLearning courses quickly andefficiently.
How can you use Flash efficiently to create online courses? What does it take to work easily and effectively with this incredible software from Adobe? Well, you can save considerable time if you are aware of the shortcut keys to perform various actions on this tool. Here is a very useful list of keyboard shortcuts.
Flash has been the mainstay of the eLearning world for several years. This incredible tool from Adobe can be used to develop highly engaging online courses, by helping developers unleash their creative powers. Let us now see some of the advantages of this very useful software.
In my last blog, we have discussed the various advantages of HTML5 and the reasons why it is has become the latest trend in the eLearning industry. It has been helping organizations deliver learning to their employees, when it is most needed. However, HTML5 has certain drawbacks.
Let us see what they are.