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508 How HTML5 Is Changing Today’s eLearning

1:15 PM - 2:15 PM Thursday, October 30


Tower 8

There’s a great deal of buzz in our industry about HTML5. Chances are that the development tool you’re using to create eLearning can output to HTML5, but most instructional designers are not sure why that feature is important. HTML5 is also a subject that, for many, is clouded in confusion, with learning professionals often unable to translate the technical discussion into understanding of what the technology makes possible.

In this session you will learn about the HTML5 core technology from an easily digestible and understandable perspective. You will discuss why HTML5 is important and what skills you need to develop to take advantage of it today. You will also explore what types of questions you should be asking of your team, developers, and LMS vendors. You will leave this session with a better understanding of HTML5, including why it is important and what resources, tools, and templates you have available to help you apply HTML5 immediately.

In this session, you will learn:

  • Five ways HTML5 can help your development team
  • Five ways HTML5 can improve your user experience
  • Fresh ideas you can apply immediately with your team
  • Free web apps to learn new skills
  • Using open-source web apps to improve your tool set today

Novice and intermediate designers, developers, project managers, managers, and directors with a basic understanding of eLearning and how tools work.

Technology discussed in this session:
HTML5, CSS3, Fonts, JavaScript, Canvas vs SVG, Media formats, Adobe Edge Tools, iOS, Android, and browsers.

Nick Floro

Learning Architect & CEO

Sealworks Interactive Studios

Nick Floro, a co-founder and learning architect at Sealworks Interactive Studios, has over 25 years of experience developing learning solutions, applications, and web platforms. Nick is passionate about how design and technology can enhance learning and loves to share his knowledge and experience to teach, inspire and motivate. As a learning architect, Nick gets to sketch, imagine, and prototype for each challenge. He has worked with start-ups to Fortune 500 companies to help them understand the technology and develop innovative solutions to support their audiences. Nick has won numerous awards from Apple and organizations for productions and services, and has been able to reach over a million users with his latest project, which helps students in grades 2-12 learn how to think and write an essay critically.

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