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The End of Flash: What It Means for Your Learning Assets and How to Prepare

With the news that Adobe will stop supporting the Flash Player plug-in at the end of 2020 and browsers disabling it in 2019, training and development teams will need to look to their existing learning assets to determine how much they will be affected.

We’ve created a presentation to help work through the strategy, process, and mobile-first design to address this change.

Next Steps

To effectively minimize the impact these changes will inflict on course libraries and learning assets, consider these next steps:

  • Inventory your courses.
  • Determine your overall strategy and timeline.
  • Consider new modalities in your conversion process that will increase engagement and retention.
  • Plan for mobile learning needs with a responsive design course structure and navigation.
  • Seek guidance on leading strategies that optimize learner experience and make the conversion process seamless.

While converting courseware from Flash to HTML5 might not be what training and development teams want to focus on at the moment, it does create an opportunity to audit courseware and to convert courses using a mobile-first design. Consider asking yourself what courses should be transitioned, which ones should be retired, and which ones should be upgraded.

Click here to learn about GP Strategies’ Flash conversion solutions.

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About the Authors

Tom Pizer
Director of Learning Technologies for GP Strategies Learning Solutions Group, has over 20 years of experience in the technical digital media field. He has an extensive background in a variety of creative and technical media, including digital media specification, production, testing, and implementation. During his career, Tom has created, specified, directed, and/or managed hundreds of hours of educational, instructional, and entertainment-based media and has served clients in a wide variety of markets including the federal government, trade associations, commercial organizations, and educational institutions. A key aspect of Tom’s responsibilities includes staying abreast of emerging technologies and in-tune with the latest development methodologies, standards, and practices. To this end, he takes part in monthly advisory meetings for several of GP Strategies clients to ensure that their courseware is of the highest caliber and meets rigorous development requirements. Tom is also the technical lead for several proprietary GP Strategies technologies that are designed to reduce overall development time while increasing the creativity and diversity of GP Strategies body of work.

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