You might be very familiar HTML5, or you might not. But HTML5 is here and it’s the future of both elearning content and the mobile LMS interface itself. What’s so great about HTML5? First of all, it’s a new standard that was built from the ground up to address modern needs of rich-media delivery, scalability, and most importantly the use of mobile devices.
HTML5 is a simpler more elegant markup language than its predecessors. This means that it is faster for browsers to read and load content, and it is also faster for our developers to program. So functionality, speed, and efficiency increase while development time and cost go down.
We’re also now free from third parties when it comes to pulling off things like animations, video, and audio. Where there was no choice but to engage in Flash or Silverlight development, there are now native HTML5 tags that can be used to build the same content. Again, faster, easier, simpler, and even more beautiful.