Is HTML5 Ready for eLearning?

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Online Forums 2011 - September 16, 2011
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HTML5 — the new web markup standard being adopted by Apple, Google, and many others — lets web developers create advanced graphics, typography, animations, and transitions natively. With these capabilities, HTML5 is supposed to eliminate the need for Adobe Flash and the Adobe Flash plugin. What does this mean for eLearning developers? Even though HTML5 is not yet fully supported in major web browsers, many developers are pushing forward and experimenting with HTML5’s new features, This is especially true for mobile learning development because HTML5 makes it possible to design and develop content once, then publish that content to various mobile devices.

Participants in this session will learn why eLearning developers should consider using HTML5 and HTML5-based development tools. You’ll explore key HTML5 features, along with why you should consider using HTML5 instead of Adobe Flash for eLearning projects — and especially for mLearning. You’ll also look at browser support and examples of HTML5 already being used for eLearning.

In this session you will learn:

  • Why you should be interested in HTML5
  • How to evaluate browsers for HTML5
  • How to recognize HTML5 features in websites and web pages
  • About key HTML5 features, including video, audio, and geolocation attributes
  • What tools are available to develop HTML5-based eLearning projects

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