Hand-held devices such as smartphones and tablets are becoming increasingly commonplace for accessing learning content. The trend toward bringing your own device (BYOD) is fast catching up with corporate organizations and institutions across the world moving to a service model that is user-centric and not device-centric. Corporates and institutions globally are also warming up to a BYOD policy for their employees both for business communications and delivering learning content to their devices.
Companies are using HTML5 to build educational courseware due to its inherent and significant advantages over the legacy technology Flash. HTML5 facilitates access to content across multiple platforms and devices, using smart meta-tags. It can also be effectively used for multimedia integration to develop content with interesting interactivities and rich animations to provide learners an immersive experience.
Most market research surveys say mLearning and micro-learning content delivery will become a trend in the immediate future. For L&D organizations and courseware content providers, content development using HTML5 provides robust benefits of cross-platform and multi-device capabilities thereby connecting more users with ease.