While mobile learning or mLearning is being widely adopted, the challenge of how to handle the migration from Flash to HTML5 still persists. This article outlines how you can use this opportunity to effectively migrate your legacy courses and enhance your online training delivery’s impact.
While mLearning or mobile learning adoption for new requirements has gained tremendous momentum in the last few years, you still have the challenge of what you should do with your investment that is locked in your legacy Flash courses. As we all know, Flash does not support all mobile devices (most smartphones and tablets). Increasingly, browsers are blocking Flash content. While this sounds simple enough, there are several aspects associated with the migration exercise that you should watch out for. You can refer to my earlier articles that provide insights on how you can successfully plan your migration from Flash to HTML5:
Before determining how you should move with the migration effort, let’s take a look at:
Instead of planning for just the migration exercise, do review some of the associated challenges and factor for them in your migration plan. This holistic approach will help you create the required impact on your ROI.
Organizational View: With economic volatility comes pressure on training budgets. Therefore, Learning and Development teams now more than before, need to demonstrate the impact of their training budgets on learners and business. With changing dynamics, they need to address following specific aspects related to mLearning or mobile learning like:
Learner view: Over the last few years, the learner expectations and the way they want to learn have also changed significantly.
At the core, the migration is a technology uplift (from Flash to HTML5) but clearly this is not sufficient. Your migration plan needs to factor for measures that offset the challenges from the organizational view as well as align to the the way learners want to learn.
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Migration of courses from Flash to HTML5 makes business sense because of:
I see this as a great opportunity to uplift and redefine your learning strategy and online training delivery. All these aspects are relevant for your migration and can be used for new development.
At EI Design, we recommend an approach of modern corporate learning that:
You can also evaluate the trending new formats like:
Besides unlocking your investment and meeting the increased expectations (from business as well as learners), you will see the following gains. All of these are the reasons why migration of your legacy Flash To HTML5 makes tremendous business sense.
You will be able to:
I hope this article helps you in using the migration opportunity to step up your online training delivery that will provide gains for both learners and your business. These pointers will be equally relevant for development of your new courses featuring mLearning or mobile learning. Do contact me if you have need any specific support in this endeavor.
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