HTML5 is creating a tidal wave of discussion and excitement in the e-Learning industry. It has massive potential, but e-Learning content developers are still finding their footing with this new language.
Before HTML5, Flash was the reigning king of interactive content. While Flash is still an option, many mobile devices don’t support Flash content. As the mLearning trend gains momentum, many e-Learning developers are looking for non-Flash ways to deliver interactive content and video on mobile devices.
A big concern in the e-Learning industry is the learning curve involved in developing Flash-like content using HTML5. Because it’s new, e-Learning developers aren’t as experienced with it. However, when you use an authoring tool like Lectora® Inspire or the cloud-based authoring tool Lectora Online, you don’t have to worry! Lectora has always published to HTML and was the first authoring tool to support HTML5. Published Lectora content automatically detects if Flash or HTML5 media support is present and dynamically chooses the appropriate method at run time. There’s no need to publish twice as it adjusts itself automatically. Because of this, you can be confident that your e-Learning content will look fabulous on all devices and provide a great experience for your learners!
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Christie Wroten graduated from Indiana Wesleyan University with a bachelor's degree in English and Writing. When she's not writing about e-Learning, Christie enjoys traveling or playing piano and guitar.