Adobe has announced that Flash will be obsolete by 2020. So what happens to your existing courses built in and hosted on Flash?
The answer is migration to HTML5.
With its ease of customization, compatibility, and great performance across several operating systems and web browsers, and lack of restrictions on multimedia integration, HTML5 is a clear winner. With the right plan, you can not only retain all your courses, but it also gives you an opportunity to recognize and plug any existing gaps in your eLearning content or simply refresh the experience to enhance learner engagement.
We understand this is a big step for your eLearning strategy and you are certain to have a lot of questions on what this change means, particularly about the benefits of switching to HTML5. Let’s see what HTML5 has in store for you first.
Benefits of HTML5 over Flash:
- Cross-browser support
- Responsive design for any screen type
- Supported by wide variety of authoring tools
- Future proof
- Device independent
- Support for fresh new media formats and interactivities
The Conversion Process in a Nutshell
Setting the right procedure for a project is an extremely important step towards a successful execution.
The steps involved in a typical Flash to HTML5 project are:
- Evaluating your content
- Gathering source content
- Prioritizing and deciding the scope for individual courses
- Getting on the mLearning bandwagon
- Deciding on the right technology for development
- Getting a testing plan in place
This in no way can be considered to be an exhaustive list. Each project needs a custom plan. However, these steps can act as a baseline for your decisions.
The Ultimate Guide to Migrating eLearning from Flash to HTML5
Through our experience of handling projects of this nature, we have compiled a detailed eBook. It deals with the nuances, the process involved in converting a legacy Flash course to a responsive HTML5 course, and the benefits and pitfalls of such a project.
If you have a question, we have an answer.
The eBook details the process of evaluating your content, choosing the right plan, the right steps for development, and all the benefits that HTML5 has to offer.
You’ll see how there are multiple ways that the migration can help your eLearning strategy and how you can achieve the optimal balance between your investment and the returns you get. It addresses the most relevant questions on the subject, and elaborates on every aspect of the process.
If you mean to convert or redesign your courses to accommodate the phasing out of Flash by Adobe, this eBook is for you.