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Recap of “Flash to HTML5 Conversion – Getting Ready for iPad Deployment?” July 25, 2013

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Our presenter, Dave Goodman (CoFounder, SoftAssist) gave an informative presentation on converting Flash courses in HTML. He discussed the five stages of a general process – decisions, design, conversion, interactions and development.

Dave discussed each of the stages along with useful suggestions and tips. There are numerous technical considerations from authoring tools, device operating systems, user access and viewing preferences, and browsers to name a few.

To view the details, click on the following for a PDF of his presentation!
For a list of additional resources on this topic, be sure to see the last slide. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Dave, dgood@softassist.com

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ASTD PHL June eLearning SIG: Synopsis July 5, 2013

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Used for building websites Zsolt Olah explained how he used Joomla for building online learning for Comcats’s Customer Service New Hire program. Joolma is an open-source web content management system, http://www.joomla.org. Many well-known companies use this platform for building their websites.

Zsolt walked through a demo of his web page, which sits behind his company’s firewall. In “Comcastville” (fashioned to look like a 3D CGI neighborhood), participants (sales reps) learn to overcome scenario-based challenges via “back propagation.” They aren’t told all the rules, but with repeat attempts, they learn by figuring different ways to succeed in the game. As a reward, participants earn customers (points) as they successfully perform various levels of exercises.

Some of the key elements to ensure this type of a self-paced activity is a valuable learning experience include visual appeal, hands-on interactions, easy maintenance, and alignment with the learner’s job performance requirements.

From a technical perspective, graphics development is needed upfront along with programming to build the structure of the web page. One main benefit is that the web page is easily maintained once it is built. For example, because content doesn’t reside in the web page, but is assembled when called upon by the participant, updates can be made by changing the question and answers. As an independent web page, any feed to an LMS can be built in (i.e. *.api). Many custom extensions are available on Joomla’s website (over 9,000).

You can download his presentation by clicking here: zsoltolah_joomla

“Flash to HTML5 Conversion – Getting Ready for iPad Deployment?” with Dave Goodman – Thursday, July 18, 6-8 PM, LaSalle Plymouth Meeting Campus July 1, 2013

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Program Description:
Every company has a large investment in Flash learning but may now face the endeavor of converting those courses for use on the iPad or other mobile devices, along with the PC and across multiple browsers. What should you do and what are the best ways of achieving this. This session will highlight three possible approaches, some of the critical decisions to be made and one of the processes to be implemented. This is not a product or service specific session but a sharing of best practices.

About the Speaker:
Dave is President one of the original founders at SoftAssist, Inc. and possesses over 20 years of experience in  the design, development and management of over 500 projects. SoftAssist has won over 11 nationally recognized and juried awards for excellence in learning. Dave is a past presenter at ASTD and at eGuild Orlando, 2013,  mLearn, 2010,  Training 2012 at Atlanta, ASTD Metro DC, SALT and with the Masie Center.
To register, click here: http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07e7qxrm0a71968e99