What Does HTML5 Mean for E-learning?

In the current times, HTML5 became a hot topic in the eLearning industry. As we all know, most of the users want to get the information anywhere, any time and expect to be very fast. HTML5 plays a major role and helps a lot in meeting all these expectations.

As an eLearning developer, I always find myself working with the latest technologies, which is always challenging. In this blog, I would like to share “what is HTML5 and why it has become a buzz in the eLearning industry”.

What is HTML5?

HTML5 is the latest version of Hypertext Mark-up Language (HTML). It includes CSS 3 and JavaScript. The combination enables us to do things that were not possible in the earlier versions of HTML. HTML5 allows developers to embed images, animations and other objects into the eLearning course.

Why HTML5 became a buzz in the eLearning industry?

Before HTML5, Flash has been the tool of choice to facilitate interactive eLearning. It is the tool to create rich interactions, graphics, games and animations. Currently the use of Flash shrinks because the use of mobile browsing has grown and it doesn’t work properly in many mobile devices. So eLearning developers are looking for non-Flash ways to deliver their eLearning courses.

The main reason that the eLearning fraternity is looking for HTML5 is that it supports multiple devices. Hence, this has made the developer’s life easy in writing functionality that works.

There are many rapid authoring tools that have HTML5 publishing options. They support the latest versions of all the major browsers such as Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome and Safari.

With all these advantages we come to the conclusion that HTML5 is mobile friendly and matters a lot to you. It is one of the best ways to deliver content to the end users on multiple devices.

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