Organizations have made huge investments in Flash-based legacy courses. Until a few years ago, Flash was a prominent authoring tool; thanks to its ability to create an extensive range of animations and interactivities. However, with the end of Flash by 2020, organizations have realized that it is imperative to convert their Flash-based courses to HTML5. Since the present generation is inclined towards mobile learning and perform most of the activities on their mobile devices, it has become necessary to re-purpose the legacy courses such that they become compatible with mobile devices.
Let’s see a case study where we have successfully exhibited the legacy content conversion services.
A prominent e-commerce company having a diversified experience of providing fast moving goods to its customers approached us to convert their existing Flash courses into HTML5. Three set of courses each consisting of 70 flash slides need to be converted into HTML5 and also need to transform into multi-lingual eLearning programs to reach global audience in their native languages.
Instructor Led Training- this word gives you a picture of Instructor in the classroom with a PowerPoint (PPT) and the learners with their notebooks. This was the leading traditional learning method used for employee training and development. But the trend shows steady decline in instructor led training over the last few years. As new learning technologies emerge, there is an improvement in the efficiency of training and lower the cost of training per employee. Most of the organizations are embracing digital information and delivering online training to make the training more dynamic and adaptable.
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Way of learning needs lead to create various authoring tools to meet the learner requirements and the training models. Though there are various best authoring tools and each tool has its own identity to stand in the race of technology by integrating the components that are required for the learners so as to enhance the learning experience and retention.
Let’s see some of the tools that are tailored to meet the learner needs.
In the recent times, the learning needs are changed and the technology has increased at its pace. This has transformed the traditional classroom training into e-learning. The courses that were developed in Adobe Flash or tools whose output is in SWF are now not compatible with the modern devices. Thus there is a need of migrating the legacy content into HTML5 to meet the current trends in eLearning industry.
Let’s see a case study on converting the legacy content into HTML5.
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.
Articulate Storyline, is one of the popular e-Learning authoring tools. Storyline is known for its ease in the workflow for developing an E-learning course. It is suitable for both beginners as well as experts due to its familiar interface. The look is very similar to Microsoft PowerPoint. Articulate Storyline uses a component called “Player” inside which our eLearning courses will be played. This player contains some global controls for our course like, Menu, resources, slide navigation controls, volume control, slide timeline etc.
Though storyline adds all these controls to our course player by default, many eLearning developers prefer custom elearning to build their custom player controls that are client specific. And storyline allows us to fully customize the default player using the “Player Settings” option. But, there is one specific control that storyline doesn’t allow us to customize much. That is course timeline or seekbar.
We can only change the colors of the seekbar but it cannot be moved from its default position. Due to this many developers end up removing the seekbar functionality all together to achieve a fully customized look.
While working for one our client from Canada, they were unhappy with this decision to take off seekbar completely and insisted us to include a customized seekbar for the course which behaves like a default seekbar.
In order to achieve this functionality we have built a seekbar widget just for Storyline 360 which can be placed anywhere on the screen and it works like a default storyline timeline slider / seekbar.
In this blog, we will see how to use our seekbar widget in any Articulate Storyline 360 project.
The latest release of Articulate Storyline 360 or Storyline 3 has number of exciting new features allowing eLearning developers to explore many more creative ways in developing new interactions.
Yet, we still have a few things that cannot be achieved using the native options of Articulate Storyline 360. One such, most requested functionality is, the ability to control volume of the course without the default storyline player. Our previous blog on how to achieve this functionality in Articulate Storyline 2 has helped many to include a volume controller in custom players. But, since there have been many changes done under the hood in Storyline 360. We need a new approach for this functionality to work. In this blog we will see how to add a custom volume controller in Articulate Storyline 3 or SL 360.
Captivate 2017 is the recent launch by Adobe and is turning out to be A piece of cake for eLearning developers to create responsive ELearning modules. If I have to pick an eye catching feature from the tool I would surely pick “Fluid Boxes” which is one of the new features added to Captivate 2017. With Fluid Boxes, developers relish unique authoring experiences and develop responsive HTML5-based eLearning content faster, without programming knowledge. Read more →
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