On January 1, 2021, Adobe will be laying Flash to rest. You have hundreds, if not thousands, of learners that will receive errors when they attempt to start a course. The fix is simple, convert your legacy Flash courses to HTML5. But, doing it efficiently depends on the conversion strategy you choose.
Select The Right Path For An Efficient Conversion
As I’m sure you’ve heard, Adobe Flash will no longer be supported by Adobe as of January 1, 2021. What does this mean? It means there are hundreds or thousands of learners at your company that will no longer receive your compliance, product, sales, safety, business process, or any other mission-critical training your organization has to offer. The fix is simple, just convert your legacy courses to HTML5. However, the fix can be quick or very time consuming depending on the number of courses, length of courses, or path you choose. So if you have some existing Flash courses that your learners still consume, here is my path to an efficient conversion process.
It’s no secret that mobile learning is a hot topic at every training conference we attend, blog article we read and webcast we watch. You would think that with so much customer demand, authoring tool companies would be on top of this trend. However, so far, it’s led to some painful learning experiences.
For the past few years Lectora, Captivate and Articulate have advertised that their products are compatible with mobile devices. And those advertisements are true, they are compatible. However, do they create engaging, performance-driven learning experiences? I think most of the people reading this would agree when I say, “No.” Furthermore, the use of the term mobile devices is used way too loosely. Smartphones may be fine for performance support, but their screens are too small to effectively display traditional eLearning courses. So for sake of this article, we will consider our experiences with the iPad.
If you’ve recently had a discussion about developing mobile learning for your customer the conversation of HTML5 has probably come up. So, what exactly is HTML5?
The simple answer is, HTML5 is the newest version of HTML. For those of you who aren’t aware, HTML makes up most of the web content and framework on the internet today.