As an L&D professional, have you been wondering if it makes sense to embark on the Flash to HTML5 migration process?
Several companies have investments locked into Flash-based legacy eLearning courses.
With the increasing popularly of mobile learning, Flash is losing relevance as a platform for delivering eLearning. The program lacks compatibility with smartphones and is often blocked by modern browsers.
This scenario poses a challenge for companies looking to deploy their existing learning modules built on Flash. Converting Flash content into the newer tech platform HTML5 could offer a way out.
Top Reasons For Converting Your Flash eLearning Content To HTML5
In addition to recovering earlier investments, the shift to HTML5 offers several tangible business advantages. Here are top 5 reasons that show how the migration can help you achieve your L&D goals:
BYOD is growing
The trend of BYOD (Bring Your Own Devices) is growing across corporates worldwide. Employees increasingly prefer to use their own smartphones or tablets for work purposes. This is forcing companies to make sure their content is designed for easy viewing and consumption on all types of mobile devices.
Generational changes affecting expectations
Known as digital natives, the Gen Y or Millennials now constitute the major chunk of the workforce. This generation expects learning content to be available on-the-go and in bite-sized portions. With Flash such flexibility and ease of access is impossible
Revamp your learning content and approach
The process of moving from Flash to HTML5 is a great opportunity for your company to evaluate your learning content and identify those needing revision or restructuring so that you can keep up with changing learner expectations and meet training goals. During the migration process, you can make changes to the structure, delivery method, and instructional design.
Enhanced learning effectiveness
Delivering engaging training content as per learner expectations gives a great boost to learner experience. Employees are more motivated and interested in finishing courses. There is also increased interaction with the content leading to a better application.
Easier to capitalize on new learning trends
Gamification, micro-learning, scenario based or social learning are just some of the immersive learning techniques that are becoming popular. These trends are aimed at improving learner engagement and collaboration as well as increasing the fun quotient of training courses. Having your learning content in HTML5 format gives you the flexibility to update and modify as per your needs.
A Holistic Approach For A Successful Flash to HTML5 Migration
Migrating from Flash to HTML5 can be a complex endeavor.
While it is possible to handle this process by yourself with the use of authoring tools that offer responsive design such as Adobe Captivate, it is better to rely on experts to get the best outputs.
At AIMS Digital our experts handle the entire ambit of activities involved in a successful migration. We not only upgrade training content working with your SMEs but also recreate the content using the latest technology and instructional design to ensure the highest learning efficacy.