Flash-free Learning Interactions Using JS/HTML/CSS

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Learning Solutions Conference & Expo 2014 - March 20, 2014

Amy Som

Manager, Instructional and Front-End Design
University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine

Like a number of longstanding online educational programs, the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine had a lot of legacy activities and information viewers built in Flex. For many reasons—mobile users, updated visual styles, reducing production time, reusability—they needed to get these legacy interactions out of Flex and into open web technologies.

This session will describe the approach that they took to convert their interactions. The session will include lessons learned and practical advice for those who will be working on their own conversions out of Flash/Flex. For those who still have a lot of content in Flash and are just getting started with HTML/JS, this session will give some guiding principles and describe tools and resources to use.

In this session, you will learn:

  • Project management strategies for building web-based learning interactions in JavaScript
  • How to use JavaScript libraries, plug-ins, and other tools to speed up development
  • How to leverage your LMS/CMS to communicate with your learning interactions
  • Best practices for JavaScript/HTML/CSS development

Novice and intermediate designers and developers with a good proficiency in HTML, who know enough to at least dabble in JavaScript and CSS. Some knowledge of JS libraries, such as jQuery, would be helpful.

Technology discussed in this session:
HTML, JavaScript, CSS

Student technology needs:


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