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Why Move eLearning from Flash to HTML5?

Upside Learning

In 2009, Steve Jobs famously declared Flash to be buggy and resource hungry and the whole world moved to HTML5. He did elaborate his thoughts in this article where he said “new open standards created in the mobile era, such as HTML5, will win on mobile devices (and on PCs too)” In that last bit […]. Mobile Learning

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Flash For Mobile Is Dead

Upside Learning

To further reinforce that thought, Adobe announced just yesterday that it has ceased development on the Flash mobile browser plug-in. Meaning there will be no updates to those plug-ins and future versions of Android and Blackberry Playbooks may not be able to render Flash content. First, it seems Adobe is continuing development on the Flash plug-in and AIR runtime.

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Why the iPad and iPhone not supporting Adobe Flash is a Great thing for mLearning

mLearning Revolution

There’s no other Industry in the world that was more affected by Apple refusing to embrace Adobe Flash in their iOS devices like the eLearning Industry. I don’t have the exact numbers but I would venture to say that more than 98% of all eLearning was/is based on Adobe Flash (i.e. the learner needs to have the Flash Player installed) and thus making it an interesting challenge for our Industry to make the transition to mobile learning (mLearning), especially because of the market share that Apple commands with the iPad and the iPhone. Let me explain.

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This Flash Player (Frash) Runs On iPad

Upside Learning

About a month back I blogged about Smokescreen which allows advertisers to run simple Flash movies on iPad/iPhone using HTML5/JavaScript.  Today while checking my twitter feed I discovered Frash which runs Flash content on iPad/iPhone in a Safari browser. It’s an effort to take the Android implementation of Flash Player to run on iPad/iPhone.

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New to Mobile Learning Development: 3 Big Problems and 7 Solutions

Adobe Flash solves many of these cross-browser compatibility. Flash works the same in Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, Safari and just about. has disavowed Flash and refuses to support it on. market leader in the tablet market, so any solu- tion you come up with can’t be solely a Flash. For this option, Flash is the best for desktop deployment, and HTML5 for mobile.

¿Por qué el hecho de que el iPad y el iPhone no soportan Adobe Flash es un gran incentivo para el mLearning?

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No hubo otra industria en el mundo que resultara más afectada por la decisión de Apple de no adoptar Adobe Flash en sus dispositivos iOS como la industria del eLearning. Desconozco las cifras exactas pero me atrevería a decir que más de 98% de todos los cursos de eLearning estuvieron o están basados en Adobe Flash (es decir, el estudiante necesita instalar Adobe Flash Player).

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Why eLearning/mLearning Professionals Should Still Learn Flash

Developer on Duty

I have read dozens of articles about the death of Flash, and the advantages of HTML5. However, there's a fundamental role in which Flash can play for non-FlashPlayer environments. The issues with Flash and mobile devices revolve around FlashPlayer. Before that I was using Macromedia Director then Flash to create animated models and characters. DEVMore Videos

eLearning is dead! Multi-screen learning is the next big thing.

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Flash-based eLearning. Remember when our learners relied on Flash to consume the Flash-based eLearning we created for their desktop computers? Today Flash is pretty much a thing of the past. Finally, there’s the comfort zone of using rapid eLearning software that rely heavily on PowerPoint slides, in order to publish Flash-based learning? eLearning is dead!

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Is it time to Abandon Adobe Flash in eLearning Design? [Chime in]

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This morning while reading the latest news, I came across a CNET news article, entitled “Flash quietly re-emerges on Amazon’s Kindle Fire.” ” Speaking to All Things Digital in an interview published on Tuesday, Amazon’s Kurt Kufeld confirmed that his company has been quietly testing Flash support with Kindle Fire owners since February.

Designing for the Blackberry Playbook

Mobile Learning Edge

In the meantime, if you want to develop for RIM’s tablet, you need to do it with Adobe tools such as AIR and Flash. Tablets Adobe Design Flash Playbook RIMThe Blackberry Playbook was supposed to be able to run Android apps, in addition to programs designed for its native Blackberry Tablet OS. There is also a Developer Zone on the Blackberry website.

Flash on my iPhone? It’s showdown time!


For several years Adobe has been promoting Flash as a great technology for mobile devices (and it is). Tags: iPhone ipod touch Flash applications android Windows Mobile For several years Apple have been making amazing mobile devices (and they are). … and, for some bizarre reason, the two have been bickering all along, and never quite making friends.

One of ITM's scientific flash learning instruments

Ignatia Webs

At ITM we have been experimenting with Flash animations as learning tools. just want to share one with you all, feel free to add comments or remarks. Practice in veterinary diagnosis is essential and requires hours and days of intensive training in laboratories normally using expensive and high technological equipment. The simulation can be seen here.

Flash Player On Devices – Going Mobile Just Got Easier

mLearning is Good

One of the best signs for those who make learning content is the Flash Player finally coming to mobile devices in large numbers. Some of you may be familiar with the trials Adobe has had in bringing the Flash player to the mobile area. It has actually been in use, in the form of Flash Lite for several years now. But now Adobe has adapted the Flash player to run higher end content on new devices. The version that will run on devices is 10.1, so it’s able to provide of all the modern Flash capabilities. Now, I understand that Flash has its’ issues.

Looking for a Flash Developer

Ignatia Webs

The Institute for Tropical Medicine (ITM) is in search of a Flash developer (w/m) to reinforce the eLearning team. Function - developing eLearning courses, focussing on flash components; - support the design of generic Flash applications for all departments; - backup for the system administrator in Blackboard (or future LMS); - reinforce of the graphics department; - full time.

Flash Lite on More Mobile Devices Means More Mobile Devices with Rich E-Learning Content

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Microsoft is now licensing Flash Lite for Windows Mobile. Flash Lite is a subset of the desktop Flash environment and the version that will be on Windows Mobile will allow developers to utilize components like Flash Video and a significant portion of the ActionScript 3 programming language. Burst was built with Flash Lite 2.1, which was the predecessor to FL 3.

15 Authoring Tools For mEnabling Your eLearning For iPads

Upside Learning

multimedia authoring tool that goes beyond Flash and builds applications based on HTML5, Javascript, jQuery and CSS3 and works well on iOS and Android devices, and the latest HTML5-compatible browsers. Storyline publishes to three different formats: Flash, HTML5, and iOS for iPad, delivering rich multimedia and interactivity for tablet learning. Flash CS6 Toolkit for CreateJS.

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6 Reasons Why Responsive Design Makes sense as the Future of e-Learning and m-Learning Design

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Case in point, here’s an excerpt from a Storyline web page, explaining what you need to keep in mind whenever you target different scenarios, like whether the learner has a device that support Flash, or a browser that supports for HTML5 or their proprietary mobile app, the Articulate Mobile Player: Step 3: Choose HTML5 and/or Mobile Publishing Options. How many devices do you own?

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iPods in Education Part 11: Digital Flash Cards

The Mobile Learner

This blog post is in response to all the digital flash card websites that I’ve been coming across lately that are offering teachers digital flash cards for iPod for a fee.  There is an easy option for teachers and students to create their own digital flash cards that is totally free. Obviously, the concept of using flash cards is not new. 

The brand new Captivate 9 puts Adobe years ahead of the competition

mLearning Revolution

really like the idea that Adobe built Prime from the ground up using new technologies such as HTML5 and not Flash. What a difference three short years make in technology. However, about a year ago I started to notice the tables turning. Adobe Captivate Draft for iPad. With Captivate 9, Adobe introduces a new iPad app that looks a lot like Adobe Ideas from a few years back. Conclusion.

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Why Tablets Are A Game Changer

Upside Learning

Over the last couple of years, we’ve witnessed a sharp decline in the proportion of Flash-based eLearning that we create for our clients and partners. In the last 6 months, Flash-based courses have been [.]. And with a team of over 100 dedicated to custom eLearning development, we sure do quite a bit of eLearning development. Mobile Learning eLearning On Tablets Tablet Learning

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Adobe’s Mobile Packager: Flash on your mobile

mLearning is Good

Those of you who know me know that I’ve been excited about Flash for mobile devices for a long time. Ever since the first announcements of Flash Lite in 2005/2006, I’ve been studying and working on ways to port the most ubiquitous rich web technology to the mobile space. But there have always been some real limitations to using Flash for mobiles. First, Flash is only available as a player on two platforms, Windows Mobile and Symbian (Nokia and Sony Ericsson). But in the mean time, join the Flash for the iPhone cause on Facebook. Well, good news! Mobile Learning with Flash Lite 2 and Adobe Captivate

mLearning World

skip to main | skip to sidebar * Newsletter * LinkedIn * Facebook * * mLearning World Live Sunday, August 20, 2006 Mobile Learning with Flash Lite 2 and Adobe Captivate Mobile Learning with Flash Lite 2 and Adobe Captivate — In just a few years long-distance learning, or Electronic Learning (e-learning), has become a reality. Use your iPod/iTouch/iPhone to.

Learning Designers have 3 Choices Regarding Mobile Learning [#mLearning]

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Incidentally, if your existing learning is Flash-based and your learners try to access it on mobile devices, this is what they are seeing: Convert, Shrink and Retrofit your existing desktop e-Learning for mobile devices. mobile devices per capita. It’s entirely possible to dismiss the mobile revolution as a passing fad and, as learning designers do nothing about it. Conclusion.

Adobe announces end of development for Flash on mobile devices #Slide2learn #ADEdu

uLearning Blog

Adobe announces end of development for Flash on mobile devices. Great comments here from John Gruber as usual: [link]. Posted via email from Jonathan Nalder. uLearning

Introducing a new Podcast: This Week in #mLearning [Episode 1: The new iPad and Mobile Learning]

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Each week Robert and I will discuss various trending topics and their impact on mobile learning, including the state of mobile in general, mobile devices, HTML5, Adobe Flash, Responsive Web Design, Rapid Development tools, especially as they begin making the shift from desktop to mobile, mobile apps, video, Education and more. Adobe Flash and Mobile devices. I’m am extremely excited to introduce a brand new weekly Podcast entitled ‘This Week in Mobile Learning” with my friend and co-host Robert Gadd. iBooks and Adobe Shadow. And much more. Send to Kindle.

Converting ELearning To Tablet Learning: Cost-effective Solutions

Upside Learning

Flash animations can be published as videos and imported in the HTML/Lectora framework. This method allows the previously developed Flash animations to be reutilized, leading to sizeable cost-savings. Another option could be to use the Flash CS6 Toolkit for CreateJS , which allows output to be created in Flash and published for HTML. 1.Flash Course. For HTML output.

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How to Create a Flash Lite RSS Reader- Part 1

mLearning World

With Flash Lite, you can create a customized RSS reader that will work with many mobile devices. Important Note: As you may know, Flash Lite does not parse XML directly. The first thing we’ll need to do is parse the XML feed and change it as to be loaded by Flash Lite. At this point you are interested in parsing each node and selecting the content of and to be returned to the Flash Lite 1.1 Flash Lite 1.1 Flash Lite 1.1 Flash Lite 1.1 Next week, we’ll explore building the player in Flash Lite for your mobile device. application. learing+2.0

Why eLearning/mLearning Professionals Should Still Learn Flash

Developer on Duty

I have read dozens of articles about the death of Flash, and the advantages of HTML5. However, there's a fundamental role in which Flash can play for non-FlashPlayer environments. The issues with Flash and mobile devices revolve around FlashPlayer. Before that I was using Macromedia Director then Flash to create animated models and characters. DEVMore Videos

The “m” in mLearning means More

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And it’s always the same challenges, what are we going to do with our existing eLearning since Adobe Flash doesn’t work on iOS devices? The screens are too small on smartphones for us to do anything worthwhile, connections on mobile devices aren’t reliable enough, there are too many devices to target all of them, and on and on. ” See you in June at mLearnCon 2012.

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Adobe Unveils Updated Tools for Developers

Float Mobile Learning

Mobile Technology Adobe MAX CSS regions CSS shaders development Flash Player 11 jQuery Mobile phonegap StarlingIt’s hard to argue with the developments Adobe presented at Tuesday’s keynote address, the second in as many days at the Adobe MAX conference in Los Angeles. The theme around [.].

eLearning mash-up follow-up: Articulate presenter and Flash 10 compatibility

Ignatia Webs

Just a quick note : a useful fix for those working with Articulate presenter and are upgrading to the Flash 10 player. But when the Flash 10 player came along, that presentation no longer loaded in my browser. This was due to a swf file that was not correctly decodable by any of the browsers that used the new Flash 10. This resulted in Internet Explorer 7 working again.

8 Things we MUST do in 2013 to seize the potential of mLearning

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Also learn everything you can about new technologies like HTML5, responsive design, CSS3 and begin to let go of some of the older technologies like Flash. 2012 has been an amazing year for mobile! This year we have seen technology companies introduce a myriad of mobile devices of all sizes, prices and operating systems. Clearly there’s a strong technology shift happening now.

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6 Trends in Rapid eLearning Tools to watch in 2012

mLearning Revolution

If there is one thing I heard from customers while working at Adobe was this, I want my learners to be able to take a course on their iPads or iPhone, but these mobile devices don’t support Flash. personally happen to think that Adobe’s recent news that they would be stopping further development of Flash on mobile is just the beginning of the end for Flash on Desktop, too.

7 reasons why the new Articulate Storyline is a Game-Changer for eLearning

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HTML5, Flash and Mobile Learning. First, let me start by congratulating everyone who works for Articulate for the launch of Storyline. Undertaking a monumental job such as writing an application like Storyline from the ground up is no easy feat. However if there’s a company that can do it, that is certainly Articulate. have been a fan of Articulate for a long time even as I worked for Adobe on the Captivate and eLearning Suite products. No wonder they have thousands of superfans, who rave about their products and who recommend them to their peers via Social Media Networks. Conclusion.

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What is the future of #mLearning Design? Storyline’s native app vs. Captivate’s Responsive Design [Poll]

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There were simply too many things going against these tools back then, for example the fact that Adobe Flash is not supported on mobile devices, the myriad of mobile devices coming out with different screen sizes and operating systems, and perhaps most importantly the fact that most eLearning tools are based on a ‘fixed sized’ slide paradigm, etc. image credit: table xi.

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10 Things the Motorola Xoom does Better than the iPad

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Adobe Flash Player 10.2. After only a few days of installing the Adobe Flash Player 10.2 on my Motorola Xoom, I’m convinced that perhaps the reason why iPad users haven’t missed it more is because they have never seen it running the way it does on this Tablet. My point is that I too have become accustomed to browsing the web on the iPad and quietly moving on whenever I came across pages that included Flash, perhaps even subconsciously I also began to think that the Flash Player wasn’t needed. codenamed Honeycomb. No PC required to get started.

The New Adobe Creative Suite (CS6) is a Sign of the Mobile Times

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It is also worth pointing out that this launch in some way marks the reinvention of Adobe as a company after the whole Apple vs. Adobe Flash debacle. First, I would like to congratulate my former Adobe colleagues, who worked on the new Creative Suite 6 apps. Not only did Adobe withstand the battle but in the end I would argue that it came out stronger than it went it. Send to Kindle.

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Have You mEnabled Your eLearning For iPads?

Upside Learning

For most organisations, adopting mobile learning raises the BIG question of “What do we do with our existing content (probably developed in Flash which doesn’t run on the iPad)? Because iPads don’t support Flash and a lot of the existing eLearning is Flash-based, it’s essential to convert it to an iPad friendly medium – HTML (yes, back to HTML!) to make it compatible on an iPad.

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6 Steps To A Better Mobile Learning Strategy

Upside Learning

Flash vs. HTML5 : This is actually not a point of debate anymore. As argued earlier if that really suits your purpose, go with HTML5, else it is best to develop your elearning in Flash and keep mobile web development separate. Fact is, flash still delivers much better elearning experience than HTML5. Establish the Need. Ask yourself -. Assess Readiness. Identify Content.

Apple Loosens Development Restrictions on AppTech Developers Using Adobe Flash Tools

mLearning World

HOUSTON, Sept. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- AppTech Corp. Pink Sheets: APCX) reported today that Apple's recently announced policy of loosening restrictions on use of outside development tools should substantially assist AppTech in the execution of its plan to translate and port over iPhone apps to other operating systems, such as Google Android. Eric Ottens, CEO of AppTech Corp. stated, "Apple's loosening its policies on the ability for app developers to utilize third party tools is a strong positive step for AppTech. Read the rest here. Education for the iPod Generation.