To-do-list While Converting Flash-based E-learning Courses to HTML5
Kent is a training manager in a pharmaceutical company. The organization wants to convert all their flash-based courses to HTML5. After exhaustive research and suggestions from other organizations, they approached a custom learning solutions company for the task. When they both finally shook hands for the deal, the custom learning solutions company provided a to-do-list and said it would help understand and simplify the process. Want to know what the to-do-list listed? Read on.
Bring Together All Your Training Content
Once you plan to convert your flash-based courses to HTML5, gather all the training content that is to be converted. This includes all the e-learning courses, video tutorials, digital resources, etc. This is for two reasons – one for prioritizing the material to be converted and the second to decide on the usage of different flash elements in the course such as the Menu, interactive buttons, flash animations, etc. You need to determine whether these flash elements are to be re-created with the help of rapid authoring tools or made compatible with HTML5 using Java script. This is done to simplify the complex process of converting flash-based e-learning courses to HTML5.
Select the Best Authoring Tool
Many rapid authoring tools that support HTML5have announced their arrival in the e-learning market. Having a clear idea about the tool you would want to use for converting the flash-based e-learning courses to HTML5 is very important. In case you have a lot of flash and interactive elements to be converted to HTML5, choosing the wrong authoring tool might make the process of conversion complicated and you might also exceed deadlines.
Articulate Storyline is definitely one of the successful, powerful rapid authoring tools and is widely preferred by e-learning developers around the world. This is not only because of its HTML5 support but also its ease of use and great built-in interactive features.
Keep the Duration of Courses Short
Gone are the days when employees underwent hours of training sessions. It is all short now. People want the news in short, quick meetings, food delivery in a jiffy, and training programs? Very short! So, breaking the long running courses into bite-sized modules would make sense for this always-in-a-hurry generation. Also, according to one of the reasons for this transition, most of the employees would now be taking these courses on their mobile devices. So, keeping the modules short becomes necessary. The short size of the training modules also ensures employees download the e-leaning course to their mobile devices easily wherever and whenever they need.
Employ a quality check team to ensure the converted e-learning courses are error-free. Not only humans, but technology too may be at fault sometimes. Media may not play, buttons may not function, or the result may display incorrect scores. If you do not solve these issues right at the beginning, they may reoccur in the subsequent modules as well. So, not testing the converted courses might lead a small error spiraling into a big one which might take a longer time to rectify.
These were a few things listed by the custom learning solutions company in their to-do-list. Hope this helps you too. Please share your thoughts through your comments.