If you are responsible for e-learning courses that contain Adobe Flash-based elements, you will no doubt be aware that they have not been usable since the end of last year. Browsers have not been supporting the Flash plugin since then. So, if those courses will be needed in the future, the SWF content will have to be converted to HTML5 format. How complex and expensive that work will be, depends on several factors, such as:
- What are the types and quantity of the SWF content?
- On what types of devices do you expect the courses to be used?
- With what authoring tool(s) were the courses created?
- To what extent does the content need to be modernised anyway?
- In what LMS will the courses need to be made available in future?
Whilst the phase-out of Flash Player could turn out to be a considerable challenge for some organisations, it is also an opportunity to review:
- The effectiveness of your existing e-learning materials and how they could/should be improved
- Whether production of e-learning courses should in future be carried out more in-house or externally than in the past
- Whether there are more appropriate authoring tools than those that have been used in the past and what a switch to a more appropriate one would entail
Unfortunately, there is no simple answer to identify the best way to proceed. Each individual set of circumstances and objectives needs to be assessed on its own merits. That is where Sapiram can help. Through our close partnership with Lieve Weymeis (aka Lilybiri), one of the most renowned experts on Adobe Captivate (considered by many as the world’s leading authoring tool for e-learning courses), we are able to offer you conversion of Flash content and related in-depth consultancy (see Partnership with Lieve Weymeis aka Lilybiri).
If you would like to discuss how Sapiram could help you deal with Flash-based content or more generally with the integration of e-learning into your training, please send us a message via our Contact Form.