As part of Odysseyware’s continuous effort to meet the changing needs of schools, the online blended learning company has converted its 60 most popular online courses to HTML5.
This conversion from Flash to HTML5 will make Odysseyware’s top courses compatible with all tablets, touchscreens and handheld devices, as well as easier to access on standard computers.
“More schools are shifting to 1:1 and BYOD programs, and we want students and teachers to be able to access our courses no matter what device they are using,” said Beth Te Grotenhuis, president of Odysseyware and CEO of its parent company, Glynlyon. “This switch from Flash to HTML5 is just another way we are constantly evolving to keep up with the latest trends in educational technology.”
Unlike programs that run on Flash, HTML5 is native to all modern web browsers and does not require special browsers or plugins. HTML5 also requires less bandwidth, power consumption and video processing than Flash.
Odysseyware has also created its new virtual labs on the HTML5 platform. The interactive online labs let students experience traditional labs like frog dissections and light wave experiments in a safe, engaging way.
Over the coming months, Odysseyware’s developers will continue to convert the blended learning platform’s remaining courses to HTML5.
For more information, visit http://odysseyware.com.