Mobile Learning – Switch Your Flash Based E-learning Courses to HTML5

Convert your legacy online courses to HTML5: The need of an hour

In the earlier era, there is a thought-provoking in everyone’s mind that the computer is used only in multi-national companies and some industries where software employees use it for their business expansion. Over the years, the technology has revolutionized and it has created amazing tools and given access to common people.

In the rupture, there had been invention of smartphones. This phenomenal change in the technology made human lives easier to get access to the internet via smartphones. From there, the users of smartphones are increasing day-by-day.

A recent survey shows that there are about four billion mobile phone users in the world and around two billion of them use smartphone. Therefore, most of the people prefer a mobile rather than a desktop for their learning needs.

Now-a-days mlearning or mobile learning is an essential part in e-learning industry.

Why mLearning became essential in elearning industry?

A famous poet said, “Nothing there is permanent, except change”. So, the change in the learner’s perspective make the organization’s think optimistically in a broad sense about mlearning nuggets so that learners can access the content in their own devices anytime anywhere. This drastic change gave raise to conversion or migration of Flash based legacy content to HTML5.

You may have this question in your mind by this time. How to do legacy conversion in a cost effective way?

There could be multiple solutions to a question. Organization should ascertain some of the considerations to be made about the course that they want to convert into HTML5. If the course was developed in a tool which previously didn’t support HTML5 but now it does, then it might need upgradation to the newer technology. Whereas if the course is legacy or Flash based course, then it might undergo re-design strategy where the content and assets like audio, images, video, etc., can be re-used.

You are now equipped with some sort of information about the conversion of legacy content into HTML5. So, do you know how effectively can legacy content be converted into HTML5?

Let’s see some of the points that help you out when you plan for legacy conversion:

  • Make sure that all the course files are available at one place.
  • Excerpt the content and media from the legacy course into MS-Word document or a PPT file.
  • Choose the appropriate authoring tool to convert your legacy content into HTML5.
  • Decide the Graphical User Interface and the interactivities that suits your legacy content.
  • Select the applicable templates to develop the content.
  • Beware of limitations of the tool you choose.
  • Get confirmation from the stakeholder/client.
  • Develop and publish the course into HTML5.
  • Maintain the standards set by the stakeholder while developing.
  • Do a quality check against the legacy course before delivering it to stakeholder.

Flash was the prominent authoring tool till a few years ago. It couldn’t keep-up the present market learning needs. Well, we all are aware of an old proverb – “A coin is a two sided face”, in the same way HTML5 also has its own Pros and cons. Let’s see…



Content can be viewed in the latest version of web browsers. Content cannot be viewed in old version browsers.
Content can be viewed without any extra plug-ins. HD videos and rich visuals might be missing due to limitations on multimedia.
Courses can be developed effortlessly and rapidly. Inconsistency in content delivery since HTML5 renders differently in different browsers.

To conclude, one must check the requirement of the project and need to decide the right tool to convert your course. In this regard, we at Swift, provide you a better solution and suitable learning principles which meets learner needs and requirements and make your course a cost-effective and qualitative that could impact your ROI.

We have created a microlearning course sample on “Closing the Sale.” This bite-sized module focuses on how to close the sale effectively.

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