Question: I am concerned that I won’t be able to develop courses without understanding HTML5. What resources would you recommend to help me upgrade my skills and remain current?
Recommended HTML5 eLearning Development Resources:
- HTML5 Browser Compatibility Tool: Use this tool to see which browsers support which HTML5 features and functions.
- PopcornJS.org: This is an opensource tool from Mozilla (same folks who brought us FireFox) that allows you to add text-based commentary timed to your videos. This is a promising technology that makes it easy to link to Twitter, Wikipedia, Googlemaps, websites, images, and other assets to specific points of a video. It’s free and they offer a ton of creative examples. This tool kicks out the code for you, which you can then bring into Dreamweaver (or your favorite web editor) and modify as desired.
- Adobe Wallaby: This tool converts Flash FLA files to HTML5. It’s in the early development stages, so it should only improve with time.
- Captivate-to-HTML Conversion Tool: A new version of this tool was released recently that exports more interactive quiz elements to HTML5. More conversion capabilities are on the way.