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Flash Down the Pan

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Publishing eLearning content as Flash is no longer an option. This presentation delivered at Aurion Connections on 14 September focuses on key things you need to consider when reviewing your legacy content and will help you put together a plan to help you migrate existing content into a format that will work across multiple browsers and platforms.

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Flash Down the Pan

  1. 1. www.aurionlearning.comE-LEARNING | TRAINING AND SUPPORT | PLATFORMS Flash down the plan Damien Caldwell
  2. 2. www.aurionlearning.comE-LEARNING | TRAINING AND SUPPORT | PLATFORMS So what is this all about In 2010, Steve Jobs banished Adobe Flash from the iPhone July 2017 Adobe itself has finally conceded: giving the end of 2020 as its end-of-life date “We encourage content creators to migrate any existing Flash content to these new open formats by 2020” Adobe
  3. 3. www.aurionlearning.comE-LEARNING | TRAINING AND SUPPORT | PLATFORMS HTML5 v Flash Comparing HTML5 & Flash is like comparing Microsoft Excel & Adobe Photoshop Feature HTML5 Flash Requires a “player” to be installed No Yes Runs on mobile devices Yes Selective Running speed on different platforms High Slow Supported by iOS Yes No Different experience based on the browser Yes No
  4. 4. www.aurionlearning.comE-LEARNING | TRAINING AND SUPPORT | PLATFORMS It’ s not a simple case of clicking CONVERT browser support lms support interaction conversions video format optimisation source files accessibility security design
  5. 5. www.aurionlearning.comE-LEARNING | TRAINING AND SUPPORT | PLATFORMS The process 1 Audit 2 Prioritise 3 Estimate 4 Reprioritise 5 Migrate 6 Test Success factor: Assign a PM to take the strain
  6. 6. www.aurionlearning.comE-LEARNING | TRAINING AND SUPPORT | PLATFORMS 1 Audit
  7. 7. www.aurionlearning.comE-LEARNING | TRAINING AND SUPPORT | PLATFORMS ID Title – Level Pub. Location Source Flash % LMS Mthly Users Tool Duration Level of interactivity (H, M,L) 1 Health & Safety – Level 1 Internal LMS Aurion Server 100% Flash ND 52 A SL1 15 mins M 2 Diversity – n/a Internal LMS Aurion Server 100% Flash ND 22 A SL2 25 mins L 3 Manual Handling – n/a Internal LMS Internal Server 75% Flash LU 300 Code 30 mins H 4 IT Security – n/a External LMS Unknown Flash & HTML5 ND 47 Lectora 30 mins H 5 Fire Safety – Level 2 Internal LMS Aurion Server HTML5 only Totara 33 Capt. 40 mins M
  8. 8. www.aurionlearning.comE-LEARNING | TRAINING AND SUPPORT | PLATFORMS 1 Audit Success factor: • Spend the time to do a comprehensive audit of ALL your content across all platforms • Agree your audit criteria What other criteria might you use?
  9. 9. www.aurionlearning.comE-LEARNING | TRAINING AND SUPPORT | PLATFORMS 2 Prioritise
  10. 10. www.aurionlearning.comE-LEARNING | TRAINING AND SUPPORT | PLATFORMS Priority Course ID Active participants (monthly) Compliance Up coming initiative / demand Change in strategic direction % Flash 1 1 52 No No New policy: Nov 2017 100% core 2 4 47 No Part of induction 25 new starts Oct 2017 No 50% core Branches to HTML5 3 2 7 Change in legislation due Jan 2018 No No 50% supplementary only • Compliance / regulatory requirements • Up coming initiatives / demand • Change in strategic direction – editorial review or requirement for new training • % Flash content – supplementary Vs core content in the Flash components
  11. 11. www.aurionlearning.comE-LEARNING | TRAINING AND SUPPORT | PLATFORMS 2 Prioritise Success factor: • Assign a weighting to your criteria How would you prioritise the transition?
  12. 12. www.aurionlearning.comE-LEARNING | TRAINING AND SUPPORT | PLATFORMS 3 Estimate
  13. 13. www.aurionlearning.comE-LEARNING | TRAINING AND SUPPORT | PLATFORMS Calculate Sample / Pilot E = (b + m + w) / 3 Test Plan
  14. 14. www.aurionlearning.comE-LEARNING | TRAINING AND SUPPORT | PLATFORMS 4 Reprioritise
  15. 15. www.aurionlearning.comE-LEARNING | TRAINING AND SUPPORT | PLATFORMS Priority Course ID Estimate (days) Test plan score (if available) 1 1 2 9 2 4 1 - 3 2 1 4 Based on: • Estimations • Pilot – Test Plan results In this case the test plan carries a score of 1 to 9, based on a set of criteria (Test Plan – step 3). Only available if course was part of the pilot @ step 3 or is highly comparable to another object that was included in the pilot.
  16. 16. www.aurionlearning.comE-LEARNING | TRAINING AND SUPPORT | PLATFORMS 5 Migrate
  17. 17. www.aurionlearning.comE-LEARNING | TRAINING AND SUPPORT | PLATFORMS 5 Migrate
  18. 18. www.aurionlearning.comE-LEARNING | TRAINING AND SUPPORT | PLATFORMS 6 Test
  19. 19. www.aurionlearning.comE-LEARNING | TRAINING AND SUPPORT | PLATFORMS Phased Release Device OS BrowserAddons Permissions 6 Test
  20. 20. www.aurionlearning.comE-LEARNING | TRAINING AND SUPPORT | PLATFORMS In summary • Ensure readiness of supporting aspects • Draw up the priority list of courses to be converted from Flash to HTML5 • Validate that all assets and prerequisites are in place • Understand the pros and cons (the trade-off between the punch of learning design capability that Flash offers and what HTML5 can offer)
  21. 21. www.aurionlearning.comE-LEARNING | TRAINING AND SUPPORT | PLATFORMS Thanks & Questions

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