While Flash to HTML5 migration is a necessity, it can be used to adopt learning strategies that can lead to a higher impact training and a better ROI. In this article, I have outlined 8 strategies that will help you meet this enhanced mandate.
I founded EI Design in 2002, and for over a decade, Adobe Flash was the de facto authoring tool for creating online courses.
However, over the last 7-8 years (with an acceleration in the last 4 years), organizations have adopted mobile learning, featuring HTML5 in a big way, whereas Flash is not supported on most mobile devices and browsers today.
As a result, most of the new developments featured the use of new-generation authoring tools that offer mobile learning – HTML5 output that supports devices ranging from smartphones/tablets to laptops/desktops. However, organizations still have a locked investment in Flash courses.
On account of the following two notable factors, organizations are looking at Flash to HTML5 migration services:
It is seeing a further acceleration on account of the learners’ response to the microlearning-based training for formal training, as well as for Performance Support or job aids. These are designed for learning on the go and while they would run across all devices, they are consumed largely on mobile devices.
It has also been aided by the widespread usage of video-based learning that can be easily consumed on mobile devices.
Have a look at the stats, which support that mobile learning and HTML5 support is indeed the way forward:
It is evident that organisations must plan for Flash to HTML5 migration services. While this does help them unlock their investment locked in legacy Flash courses, it comes with an additional price tag.
In this article, I share my insights on how you can use this opportunity (Flash to HTML5 migration services) to create not only a higher impact training but also use my recommended 8 strategies to enhance the ROI on your training spend.
Flash To HTML5 Migration Services – Strategy 1 – Design Optimally For Mobile Devices
As you plan the Flash to HTML5 migration services, there is a need to identify if the courses should be mobile-friendly (adaptive) or mobile-first (completely responsive).
TIP: Selection of the approach is contingent on how the content will be consumed by your learners. Both approaches offer the multi-device support, that is, learners have the flexibility to move seamlessly across devices ranging from desktops/laptops to tablets/smartphones.
However, there are significant differences that are highlighted here:
Approach 1: Adaptive Or Mobile-Friendly Designs
Also known as adaptive designs, the mobile-friendly approach is the first avatar in mobile learning. The HTML5 output offers the multi-device support, thereby, enabling learners to seamlessly move across devices as they complete a given course.
However, the User Experience and interactions are largely aligned with the way learners consume content on desktops and laptops. As a result, this kind of a learning experience would work reasonably well on tablets. However, the approach has its limitations on smartphones on two counts:
Authoring Tools You Can Use
The popular tools that can help you create mobile-friendly designs during your Flash to HTML5 migration services are as follows:
Approach 2: Responsive Or Mobile-First Designs
In contrast to the adaptive (mobile-friendly designs), responsive (mobile-first designs) should be used when the predominant consumption of content is expected to be on smartphones.
A responsive or a mobile-first, design-based approach is fully optimized for smartphones, and it can also be used on tablets and laptops or desktops.
The highlights of this approach are as follows. You will notice that they fully offset the limitations of adaptive (mobile-friendly) designs.
TIP: Besides the standard authoring tools, you also use a custom HTML5 framework. This can offer a higher visual experience and custom interactions. This can be used to create both responsive (mobile-first) or adaptive (mobile-friendly) eLearning designs.
Flash To HTML5 Migration Services – Strategy 2: Adopt Immersive Learning Strategies
You must use the Flash to HTML5 migration services opportunity to use the learning strategies that create a higher learner engagement, and a stickier learning experience.
You have a wide array of options you can pick from, including:
Flash To HTML5 Migration Services – Strategy 3: Evaluate And Enhance The Learnability Of The New Courses
Use this opportunity to create a higher learnability in the new HTML5 courses. For instance, at EI Design, we offer a unique service that you can use to evaluate and measure the learnability or the learning effectiveness of your existing course. Based on this assessment and your new mandate, we will recommend a strategy that will help you create a much higher learning experience.
Flash To HTML5 Migration Services – Strategy 4: Pick The Learning Approaches That Adapt Well To Mobile Learning
These include strategies that work well on mobile devices. For instance, you can opt for microlearning and social learning, and see the impact on learners soar.
Flash To HTML5 Migration Services – Strategy 5: Use High-Impact, Rich Media Formats
Use this opportunity to opt for formats, like interactive videos and mobile apps, for learning that aligns better with mobile learning.
Use innovative formats that appeal to learners (rather than traditional eLearning approaches), such as:
Flash To HTML5 Migration Services – Strategy 6: Evaluate The Emerging Techniques Like Personalization Of Learning
Use this opportunity to ensure that learners get focused learning nuggets that align to their interest, proficiency, and role.
Flash To HTML5 Migration Services – Strategy 7: Factor For Millennial Workforce
Take this opportunity to look at specific design approaches that would appeal to your millennial workforce.
Flash To HTML5 Migration Services – Strategy 8: Enhance The Support Of Primary Training
A combination of all these strategies will go a long way in fostering an environment of continuous, collaborative, and inclusive learning that will create a higher impact both for the learner and for the business. Thereby, your training spend on Flash to HTML5 migration services will lead to a better ROI, rather than just providing a technology uplift to your legacy courses.
I hope this article gives you practical, easy-to-use pointers to capitalize on the Flash to HTML5 migration services. If you have any queries or need any specific support, do contact me at email@example.com.
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