Is HTML5 the Future of eLearning?

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In the past few years we have seen the rise of the Apple (iPhone/iPod/iPad)  vs. Adobe (Flash) wars. For many reasons (that I don’t agree with), Apple doesn’t seem to want Flash to be enabled in their mobile devices even though many websites rely on the technology to deliver interactive experiences.

Accessibility (for users with disabilities) is also a challenge when using Flash to create interactions in websites in general and in eLearning courses.

HTML5 seems to solve some of these problems by allowing universal access to interactive screens that you would normally see only in Flash. See these HTML5 interactions by Remy Sharp.

Now, a simple question (maybe not so): are eLearning professionals going to embrace HTML5 and wean from Flash altogether?


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