HTML5 for Interactive Learning
What is HTML5?
HTML5 is the most recent and evolved form of HTML, the coding language that makes up most of the World Wide Web. HTML does the things such as placing the pictures, designs and even fonts of most of the web pages that you come across. It also makes up the blog post that you’re looking at right now.
The HTML is on the right
What does HTML5 have to do with Learning?
Many things. Besides making up most e-learning sessions on the Internet, HTML5 can also provide interactions to help make such e-learning more engaging and personal. These interactions can be in the form of animated elements to a website page. But regarding e-learning, HTML5 can help to provide a more practical sense of learning rather than simply reading the materials online.
Regular e-learning is essentially just a form of long-distance learning and at times no different than simply reading a book. However, the advantage here that helps e-learning accumulate a market over $50 Billion. is, in fact, the possibilities of further customization of the learning experience. And HTML5 plays a big role in it when the e-learning is directed towards web-based learning in general.
Coupled with gamification, a simple HTML5 application can turn e-learning into so much more. Making it provide the long-term learning experience that is fun and engaging. With the keyword being interactive, using HTML5 to turn simple learning materials into an interactive game that challenges the mind while keeping it entertained can go a long way. As an example of this game-based learning type, below is a simple HTML game by Agate called Balloon Shot (we recommend you to the link in the new tab so you can try for yourself).
In this game, you are simply to answer the math equation on the balloon to pop it before it flies away. With each answer you get right, there will be more and more balloons and the equations become harder and more complex.
The game is simple, but it can already help you practice your mathematics skills alongside your brain’s thinking process and speed. This also helps subconsciously train you to work under pressure as your task escalates.
Does HTML5 Games Only Works for Children?
The short answer to that is no, not at all. In fact, 90% of employees over 45 years old claims that gamification can actually improve their work results. And in that same survey by Talent LMS, it is also proven that 85% of employees would rather spend time on software that are gamified.
On the assumption that all of HTML5 game-based learning is like that, you may be right to think that these learning methods are for children. But in reality, the process of learning stays the same for all human beings, no matter the age. With this type of learning simply being a bit more subtle. Albeit, with a little work and imagination, these types of games can also be worked to present more direct learning types while still being engaging.
Other Advantages HTML5 Game Has
Besides being fully interactive and a vastly cheaper alternative to full-blown programs, initiatives, and software, HTML5 game-based learning has other merits such as:
- Having no need for a third party program or tool that must be distributed.
- A centralized code can be modified to that interfaces to various devices.
- Very light in any types of device, even for a low-end phone or laptop.
- Can take part in Maximizing Online Advertising efforts
Can HTML5 Games Be Used for Corporate Training?
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Absolutely. As mentioned above, HTML5 games can be designed to train in a more direct manner. Such as to help employees interactively learn of the company policies and code of conduct or to help them formulate strategies to multi-task or even juggle various works. A more in-depth explanation of this includes whetting the sharpness of brain functions and familiarity with similar challenges.
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