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The Benefits of HTML5 for eLearning

The eLearning industry continues to evolve with the help of enhanced technologies and cutting-edge ideas. These days, curriculums are more interactive, and the learners have a growing expectation to be able to conduct their learning activities from mobile devices. And so the process of eLearning designing is forced to change to meet these demands.

At one time, Adobe flash was a cornerstone for eLearning development as it offered user interactivity, animations, and graphics, all of which kept employees engaged while enhancing learner retention. But in recent years, HTML5 has emerged as the preferred platform to ensure that the learners can access all the content they need, when and where they need it.

What is HTML5?

HTML5 is the latest version of Hypertext Markup Language, the code that runs web pages. HTML5 is comprised of three types of code, including HTML, which sets the structure; Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), which manage the presentation; and JavaScript, which makes things happen. With HTML5, browsers such as Firefox, Chrome, Explorer, Safari, are shown how to display a web page, understand where the elements are, where images are placed, and where to put the text.

The Benefits of HTML5 for eLearning and Corporate Training

Some of the benefits of using HTML5 in the development of eLearning content can courses can include:

Support for Mobile Devices

Increasingly, your employees are relying on their mobile devices to access the information they need, when and where they need it.  The inability of Flash to support this type of content delivery has played a major role in the shift to HTML5, which offers smart meta-tags that enable the optimization of learning content for mobile use.

Faster Course Development

HTML5 has proven to reduce, the time required to create online courses. Whereas in the past, it could take months to create a course, HTML5 can reduce this time to a matter of days.  And the result is often a more robust, engaging, and interactive learning experience.

Greater Return-on-Investment (ROI)

The reduced course development time (as described above) enables a greater ROI as the time required for developers to build courses decreases.  And the ability to churn out more courses over time can make the purchase of an HTML5 authoring tool a wise investment.

Support for Offline Data Storage

Today, learners want to be able to access their learning materials from anywhere and at anytime. HTML5, with its offline support means that it can make data available, even when there is no Internet connection.

 

Opportunities for Game Development

The use of HTML5 can make eLearning more fund and engaging by allowing for the development of interactive mobile-friendly games. The platform allows for the integration of simple graphics without the need for any external applications or plug-ins.

Multimedia Integration

HTML5 enables easy multimedia integration as it does not require the use of proprietary players and by making video and audio content searchable in the browser. Given this, developers can create interactive and dynamic eLearning courses that feature multimedia content to enhance the learning experience and boost engagement, regardless of the browser or device the learner is using.

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